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    • FrankTurner
    • By FrankTurner 18th Aug 17, 11:09 AM
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    Energy Efficient Dishwasher
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    • 18th Aug 17, 11:09 AM
    Energy Efficient Dishwasher 18th Aug 17 at 11:09 AM
    Hello!

    I'm trying to save where I can because my household bills are becoming incredibly expensive.

    Does anyone know an energy efficient dishwasher that I could purchase, preferably in the West Midlands?

    Thanks!

    Frank
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    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 18th Aug 17, 11:44 AM
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    • 18th Aug 17, 11:44 AM
    Hello!

    I'm trying to save where I can because my household bills are becoming incredibly expensive.

    Does anyone know an energy efficient dishwasher that I could purchase, preferably in the West Midlands?

    Thanks!

    Frank
    Originally posted by FrankTurner
    The Mrs does ours! And very efficient she is too!
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 18th Aug 17, 11:47 AM
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    Welcome to the forum.

    https://www.sust-it.net/energy-saving.php?id=19 lists all dishwashers. It is often a compromise between initial cost to buy and running cost.

    Don't forget that if you have metered water, the cost of water used can exceed the cost of electricity.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 18th Aug 17, 4:40 PM
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    • 18th Aug 17, 4:40 PM
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    • 18th Aug 17, 4:40 PM
    I was intrigued by the OP's post and looked at Cardew's sust-it website and have come to this conclusion

    A £299 dishwasher could cost you 15p a wash and a £1350 dishwasher could be as cheap as 8p a wash thus saving you around 7p a go. Assuming that you used it once a day you'd save around £25 a year on your leccy bill (saving is only £12.5o if you use it every other day) so by spending £1050 extra you would break even after about 15000 loads = about 42 years (or 84 years if you only use it every other day)

    There's probably a happy medium but your best bet is to make sure you run it with full loads so you get maximum efficiency out of which ever one you buy
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    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 18th Aug 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 18th Aug 17, 6:16 PM
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    • 18th Aug 17, 6:16 PM
    There's probably a happy medium but your best bet is to make sure you run it with full loads so you get maximum efficiency out of which ever one you buy
    Originally posted by matelodave
    It is also worth doing the maths to see if getting Economy 7 and running the dishwasher (and other things) at night would produce a further saving... if you have E7 already it shouldn't need thinking about (other than considering the safety of running appliances when you are sleeping perhaps).

    Some dishwashers come with a delay timer, which is a particularly useful feature if you have, or are considering switching to, an E7 supply.
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    • FrankTurner
    • By FrankTurner 21st Aug 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 21st Aug 17, 11:22 AM
    Energy Efficient Dishwasher
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    • 21st Aug 17, 11:22 AM
    Thanks, everyone, those points are great!

    I have been doing a bit of digging myself, and alongside that link that Cardew shared from Sust-It (fantastic website by the way!), I think I found my happy medium!

    I came across one that Sust-It and I think that even switching to Economy 7 as well will save even more money - the forum seems to think I'm spamming, so I can't get your opinions on it, so annoying!

    Do you guys know of any other ways to save even more?
    • macman
    • By macman 21st Aug 17, 3:46 PM
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    • 21st Aug 17, 3:46 PM
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    Switching to E7 just to run your dishwasher overnight and save a bit on leccy is frankly insane. By all means switch to E7 if you can run your hot water (immersion heater) and heating (night storage heaters) on it, as that will produce worthwhile savings. But saving a bit on white goods by running them at night would be wiped out by the much higher cost of all the units you will still need to use on peak rate.
    Very few people without immersion heaters and NSH's can make E7 cheaper than single rate-though there are exceptions.
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    • FrankTurner
    • By FrankTurner 29th Aug 17, 11:40 AM
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    • 29th Aug 17, 11:40 AM
    I mean that makes a lot of sense, so I think it now comes down to a cosmetic issue doesn't it
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 29th Aug 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 29th Aug 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 29th Aug 17, 11:53 AM
    You can get free dishwashers in the East Midlands, using a method called 'doing the dishes with your own hands'.
    • ciderboy2009
    • By ciderboy2009 29th Aug 17, 2:07 PM
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    We had an A+ rated dishwasher for a while.

    It didn't actually save any money as you had to put everything through it twice to get it clean.

    It also took forever to complete the most economic wash!

    When I bought our new one I deliberately looked for inefficient models.
    • FrankTurner
    • By FrankTurner 7th Sep 17, 11:00 AM
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    Really? Is that the same for most A rated dishwashers?
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 7th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
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    Dunno what rating my dishwasher is, we run it on it's normal setting, probably once every three days and it does the job admirably.

    I reckon most stuff on eco settings don't do a proper job. Washing clothes in cool water dosen't get them clean, washing dishes in cool water doesn't get them clean, even our loo's don't even flush properly when the eco button is pushed.

    Just get a machine that does the job, fill it to capacity making sure it's loaded properly and it might cost you an extra 10p a wash, but you'll have fewer of them rather than having to run it twice or having to rewash some stuff by hand.

    Even an extra 50p a week will only cost you £26 a year.

    In my experience most dishwashers and washing machines take ages to do a wash.
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