In less than 48 hours I have seen three separate articles regarding saving money while using your dishwasher!
Okay, I get it! Someone is trying to tell me something! =)
Besides the usual tips we all know:
* only run the dishwasher when full
* don't use the "heat dry" setting
* run the dishwasher duing off peak times if applicable
I found a tip that got me thinking....
* Try using the "light wash" setting rather than normal
Now, I'm guessing a LOT of you already know/do this. Me? I am probably a little behind in the game here like usual. LOL
Honestly, I love my KitchenAid dishwasher so much! BUT, the normal setting does run a LOOOOONG time!
I figured this tip could be extremely helpful to my electricity budget if it worked!
So far I have run two loads of what would have been "normal" cycle dishes (nothing too gunky/sticky) on "light" cycle and guess what?
The dishes have come out perfectly clean!
And, although I didn't time the cycle, I am fairly confident the dishwasher ran about half as long as before!
WIN/WIN in my book! =)