Why You Should Never Rinse Your Dishes Before Putting Them in the Dishwasher
An interesting reminder as I found myself rinsing dishes off before putting them in and I recall the dishwasher's manual saying not to rinse. From an environmental point of view the rinsing is a real waste of drinking water.
One mind-blogging statistic from Consumer Reports states that the average person wastes 6000 gallons of water a year by pre-rinsing. Most dishwasher machines use just 3 to 5 gallons of water per load, while the average person uses about 27 gallons when washing dishes by hand, according to The National Resource Defense Council.
|Why You Should Never Rinse Your Dishes Before Putting Them in the Dishwasher
The reason why is surprisingly gross.