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Last Hussar22 Jun 2013 1:09 p.m. PST

I'm hoping the dishwasher we've ordered is one water feed, and that can be hot, AND the washing machine is cold only.

If it does take the hot, will it use less electricity to heat the water (though obviously we would have already heated heated it by the gas)?

Theoretically it uses less water than I do, so less heated water. (It uses 10 litres, 1 bowl is 9 litres, often I use 2 bowls of water, though thats got some cold in. However I'm hoping we can 'save up' the washing up and do 2 lots at once).

jdpintex22 Jun 2013 3:27 p.m. PST

The wife would say to read the manual/instructions.

I always use real life experience. (ie who needs manuals/instructions). Besides you've already ordered it.

Steve Johnson Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 3:56 p.m. PST

It may have a booster heater in it to get the water to the right temperature. Water heaters usually don't go above 130 degrees F.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 4:06 p.m. PST

Don't normally use the DW here, we use cheap paper plates
and bowls (unless 'company' is coming). The pots/pans
get washed in the sink, same with the table- and

Switched to washing clothes in cold water (except where
certain stains come in), keep the house temp at 80F
Summer and 66F Winter, changing the filters every 4
weeks. We're on well water, so don't flush (if yellow)
but once/day (electricity runs the well pump).

Did a lot of changeover of lights to 40w (illumination)
saving the 60w for reading. 'Instant on' electronics
(TV, etc.) have in-line cutoff switches.

Had the power company do a survey and, on their advice,
replaced the HW heater, AC and heat pump with 'green'
energy savers.

Doing all that has, since December 2009, reduced our
electric bill from average $212 USD/month to average
$118 USD/month for the past 4 months.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member23 Jun 2013 6:31 a.m. PST

I have dishwasher and the dishes are always piled high in the kitchen. Lazy ass people around my house.

Ron W DuBray Inactive Member23 Jun 2013 4:10 p.m. PST

modern dishwashers have settings that let you turn off the water heater in them and heated drying cycle.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member30 Aug 2013 6:38 a.m. PST

Our dishwasher is a scrubbing pad,a dishtowel,detergent,and a drying rack;and a drying cloth along with the hot water.

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