1. YOUR DISHWASHER USES LESS WATER THAN HANDWASHING
Your sink uses 24 gallons of water for a full load of dishes, while your dishwasher uses 4 gallons for a whole cycle with an ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher, that’s 80% less water than handwashing! 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
Run your dishwasher daily
Even half loads in the dishwasher use 80% less water than handwashing, saving you $130 a year on utilities. So next time you’re waiting to run it, just run it!
*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