|a portion of our last utility bill|
our water and electricity is on the same bill
notice that the previous months bill was about $28 higher than this months bill
I think I have heard at least a dozen times, from "energy experts" that automatic dishwashers cost less to use than old fashioned handwashing. I have about decided that those experts must be paid off by the dishwasher and dishwasher detergent makers!
Several years ago, I did an experiment with my bill, trying to lower it and hand washed all dishes for a month.
My utility bill was lower that month, you can read about it on my old blog
A Home With A Smile
I had pretty much forgot that until I got this last utility bill. I was wondering why it was so much lower,
then I remember I had not been using the dishwasher because it was not working correctly even before it flooded my kitchen.
And have you priced dishwasher detergent lately? None of them are cheap.
Liquid hand dishwashing soap costs a lot less than the automatic stuff too.
So, if you are really trying to lower your utility bills and grocery store bills, you might want to switch to handwashing.
As I type this, my dishwasher is running- cleaning all the breakfast and lunch dishes-
I am not giving it up right now but I certainly could if needed.