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This saves substantial amounts of energy (both from washing and heating water) and water. Smaller load settings should also be used, if available. Prewashing dishes is usually unnecessary.
Washing dishes by hand typically uses more water and energy than using a dishwasher.*
Consider washing at night to increase energy savings.
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR program
1Scrape dirty dishes-don't rinse.
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