Green Dishes

Hand wash or Dishwasher???

Which is better, hand washing your dishes or using the dishwasher? 

· Dishwashers use less water than washing dishes by hand. Energy Star appliances use as little as 4 gallons of water per cycle. Hand washing uses 27 gallons. 

· Energy Star appliances also use less electricity. 

· Dishwashers can heat the water hot enough to disinfect your dishes. 

· Sponges can store a lot of bacteria in them. 

· Best option is to wait until your dishwasher is full before you run a load of dishes.