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 - Denver, CO

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

Oct 09, 2012 07:19 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Will, back to work indeed, but you still can help load the dishwasher....pack is embarassing lately! grrrr

Oct 09, 2012 07:23 AM #2
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home 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!

Oct 09, 2012 07:24 AM #3
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Mel Ahrens
Alternative Solutions Real Estate (Kelly Right Real Estate) - 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

Oct 09, 2012 07:35 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Love that spin Kristine :-)

 

Gretchen, good for you girl!!!

Oct 09, 2012 07:45 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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Makes sense to me MM.............

Oct 09, 2012 08:48 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Glad to hear it Roger ;-)

Oct 09, 2012 09:51 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459 - 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

Oct 09, 2012 04:29 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Christine OShea
Premier Plus Realty Co. - Naples, FL

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!

Oct 09, 2012 06:53 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Kristin

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

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 09, 2012 07:00 PM #10
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Toni Weidman
Florida Luxury Realty - Trinity, FL
24 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!

Oct 10, 2012 04:39 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Tom, that is funny!

CHristine, my twin sister is giving hers away!!

Thanks much Lou!

Toni, wow!!!

Oct 10, 2012 06:32 AM #12
Rainmaker
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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!

Oct 12, 2012 06:34 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Sorry to hear that Ron :-)

Oct 12, 2012 07:10 AM #14
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

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

Oct 15, 2012 05:22 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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He he  you are funny Cindy!

Oct 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.
Nov 28, 2012 03:21 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Thanks again Adrian!

Nov 28, 2012 06:15 AM #18
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