How can I make my dishwasher even more eco-friendly and energy-efficient?
Did you know that many UK households waste approximately 6,000 gallons of water by pre-rinsing dishes, every single year? Skip the pre-washing and pre-rinsing. Most modern dishwashers only require a quick scrape of any leftover bits of food before you load your dishes.
It’s also worth using the ‘Eco’ cycle, if your dishwasher has it. It’s the most energy-efficient and could save you up to 20% in electricity and water. But why are Eco cycles so long on modern machines? Well, it’s actually due to a clever redesign, which maximises water and electricity by having a longer run time but using much less water to clean your dishes.
Just remember, switching on a half empty dishwasher will cost you a lot more than a full one, in the end.