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
Hamm Homes - Centennial, CO
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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 #1
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

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

October 09, 2012 07:23 AM #2
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County, NJ Stager

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 #3
Rainmaker
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com - Hood River, OR

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 #4
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Love that spin Kristine :-)

 

Gretchen, good for you girl!!!

October 09, 2012 07:45 AM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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Makes sense to me MM.............

October 09, 2012 08:48 AM #6
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Glad to hear it Roger ;-)

October 09, 2012 09:51 AM #7
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Tom Braatz
Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459 - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha

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 #8
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Christine OShea
NATIONS - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Homes for Sale

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 #9
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Kristin

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

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

October 09, 2012 07:00 PM #10
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Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

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 #11
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Tom, that is funny!

CHristine, my twin sister is giving hers away!!

Thanks much Lou!

Toni, wow!!!

October 10, 2012 06:32 AM #12
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

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 #13
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Sorry to hear that Ron :-)

October 12, 2012 07:10 AM #14
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
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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 #15
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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He he  you are funny Cindy!

October 15, 2012 06:05 PM #16
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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 #17
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Thanks again Adrian!

November 28, 2012 06:15 AM #18
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