1. YOUR DISHWASHER USES LESS WATER THAN HANDWASHING
Your sink uses 4 gallons of water every 2 minutes, while your dishwasher only uses 4 gallons for one cycle. That means you’d have to wash all your dishes in under 2 minutes to be more efficient than an ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher. Not sure if you have an ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher? If your dishwasher is less than 20 years old, which is over 75% of households, it’s likely certified. Plus, even small loads can save water, and with Cascade Platinum Plus, you know each dish will come out sparkling clean.
3. YOUR DISHWASHER
SAVES 100 GALLONS
OF WATER A WEEK**
Contrary to popular belief, the dishwasher is designed to be more efficient than the way most of us wash dishes by hand. When you use your dishwasher every night instead of handwashing for just 10 minutes, you save 100 gallons of water a week. That’s over 5,000 gallons in a year, or more than 80,000 glasses of water.
4. YOUR DISHWASHER USES LESS ENERGY THAN HANDWASHING
Heating water in your kitchen sink can use a lot of energy. In fact, it takes 2x more energy to wash dishes by hand with hot water vs. using a new ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher. Seriously. And to maximize your clean, check out how to load your dishes the right way
Do It Every Night
Running your dishwasher every night saves water versus washing dishes by hand, so skip the sink and let your machine do the dirty work.
*when switching from using 180 gallons of water per week handwashing to automatic dishwashing 4 times a week, electricity rate of 11c/kWh (US)
**vs. washing dishes at a running sink for over 10 minutes per day
***when using dishwasher 4 times a week vs. handwashing 17 minutes every day