Test Your Green IQ, Part 1

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

A friend forwarded me an interesting article about Testing Your Green IQ. I will share some questions with you:

 

1. Running the dishwasher uses less water than hand-washing your dishes. TRUE! A German study found that people who washed by hand used an average of 27 gallons of water to clean 12 place settings. Compare that with a standard size Energy Star rated dishwasher, which consumes less than 5.8 gallons in a normal wash, and the results are clear. Even an older machine, which may use 10 to 14 gallons per load, would win in this same scenario. But, make sure you run only a full dishwasher load and skip prerinsing too!

 

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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
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Good Morning Kristin,  So I guesss I will not have dish pan hands anymore.  Back from vacation, now back to work for me.

October 09, 2012 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Will, back to work indeed, but you still can help load the dishwasher....pack is embarassing lately! grrrr

October 09, 2012 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ Stager
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

Kristin - I have no doubt that's true because whenever I hand wash dishes I seem to waste a lot of water. Just one more reason to NOT do dishes, lol!

October 09, 2012 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com

I've always heard this, but it's nice to have it confirmed. I rarely hand wash (except huge pans or platters) and always pack my dishwasher.

Gretchen

October 09, 2012 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Love that spin Kristine :-)

 

Gretchen, good for you girl!!!

October 09, 2012 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Makes sense to me MM.............

October 09, 2012 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Glad to hear it Roger ;-)

October 09, 2012 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459

When I was a kid my grndmother from Denamrk got a dishwasher present from my grandmother. It scared her all she did was keep paper towels stored in it

October 09, 2012 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Christine OShea
Naples Florida Homes for Sale
NATIONS

Love the dishwasher, one of the best inventions ever!  My mom does not have one, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen washing dishes when I am there!

October 09, 2012 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
Ludwig & Associates

Kristin

You may a great point about an energy star dish washer.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

October 09, 2012 07:00 PM
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Toni Weidman
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
Re/Max Sunset Realty

I moved into a home that was about 12 years old a while back; it had a dishwasher. When I opened it the book and shipping tape were still inside. The owners had never used it!

October 10, 2012 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Tom, that is funny!

CHristine, my twin sister is giving hers away!!

Thanks much Lou!

Toni, wow!!!

October 10, 2012 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron Marshall
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
Marshall Enterprises

We don't have a dishwasher except for Chief Cook and, occasionally me, if she's too busy.  But, I had known this.  We simply don't have room for one.  Darn it!

October 12, 2012 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Sorry to hear that Ron :-)

October 12, 2012 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Edwards
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
RE/MAX Checkmate

This is the best news I've had all day!  Whoo hoo, just another reason to use the dishwasher.

October 15, 2012 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

He he  you are funny Cindy!

October 15, 2012 06:05 PM
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Adrian Willanger
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Kristin, these are really good numbers, I guess it really does make sense to you a dishwasher if done correctly. I'll checking your other parts to your green series. Well done.
November 28, 2012 03:21 AM
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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RE/MAX Realty Center

Thanks again Adrian!

November 28, 2012 06:15 AM
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