Rinse Hold

Rinse Hold

Avoid using the “rinse hold” on your dishwasher for just a few soiled dishes. It uses 3 to 7 gallons of hot water each time you use it.
Rinse Hold

Air Dry

Let your dishes air dry; if you don’t have an automatic air-dry switch, turn off the control knob after the final rinse and prop the door open a little so the dishes will dry faster.
Rinse Hold

Dishwasher Efficiency

Remember that dishwashers use less water than washing dishes by hand, about 6 gallons less per load; dishwashers also use hotter water than you would use if you were washing the dishes by hand, so they can do a better job of killing germs.
Rinse Hold

Dishwasher Features

When shopping for a dishwasher, find one that features advanced sensors that sense and adjust for the amount of soil on your dishes, using only as much water as necessary.
Rinse Hold

Heat vs. Air-Drying

Look for a dishwasher that allows you to choose between heat-drying and air-drying. Heath-drying elements draw considerable electricity; circulation fans for air-drying use very little.