Finish Dishwasher Clearner Review

Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

One of life's great mysteries, for me at least, is how to clean the inside of a dishwasher. No, I am not talking about every so often cleaning the 'trap' of caught food debris. I am referring to why, with a 5 year old dishwasher which runs about every second night I have to constantly wipe off foot particles from a few cups or plates, etc. Do you have that same issue? One of life's great mysteries is why I have to wash or clean some cups or dishes or bowls which the dishwasher was … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #467 – Inside – Use Compost or Green Bin, Not Sink Garbarator

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 467, Use Compost or Green Bin, Not Sink Garbarator. These devices can be addictively convenient. There you are, near the sink and trying to put a plate in the dishwasher. It can be more convenient to simply scrape the food scraps off the plate into the sink's … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #458 – Inside – Wash Dishes in Basin In Sink vs Sink

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 458, Wash Dishes in Basin In Sink vs Sink. Hand washing dishes uses less water and less hot water than using a dishwasher. Using a wash basin or tub is even more water efficient. Why? Well, once you finish washing your dishes you can use the left over water to water your … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #444 – Inside – Full Loads For Your Clothes Washing Machine

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 444,  Full Loads For Your Clothes Washing Machine. As is also the case with the dishwasher for dishes, avoid small or partial loads when running your clothes washing machine. I usually wait until the clothes hamper is just about full before doing my laundry. What about … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #438 – Inside – Collect Water To Rinse Things For Plants

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 438, Collect Water Used To Rinse Things For Plants. This is an extension of an earlier water saving idea. What do you rinse in the house? Fruits and vegetables? Sure. Dishes that did not come out completely clean from the dishwasher? What about dishes you wash by hand; … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #434 – Inside – Soak Pots and Pans

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 434,   Soak Pots / Pans While Scraping vs Running Water. We actually do this when we don’t think that the dishwasher will be able to get the baked on grime from the pot / pan. We let it soak in a little water (to give back the moisture removed from the baked on grime … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #425 – Inside – Scrape, Don’t Rinse, Food Scraps From Plates

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 425, Scrape, Don’t Rinse, Food Scraps From Plates. If you use a dishwasher pretty near all of them are sufficiently well designed these days that you don’t need to rinse off the plates, bowls, etc. (unless it will be several days before you run the dishwasher). This … [Read more...]

Home Water Savings Tip #404 – Inside – Turn Off Water When Hand Washing Dishes

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 404, Turn of the Faucet While Washing Dishes By Hand. Arguably preferred to using a dishwasher, certainly if you have only a few to clean, is to wash your dishes by hand. Use less clean water if you first partially fill the sink with water, turn the water off, hand wash … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #54 – Hand Wash Dishes (Not Dishwasher)

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 54, Hand Wash Dishes, Not The Dishwasher. Dishwashers certainly are convenient, aren't they? However, they are just another electric appliance which uses electricity, water and hot water. So, to reduce the amount of electricity you use and pay for, why not get into the … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #47 – Turn Off Dishwasher Heat Drying

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 47, Turn Off Dishwasher Heat Drying. If you use your dishwasher's heating element to dry your dishes you are using a lot of electricity. Most dishwashers have an energy conservation or energy saving mode that you can select which will let the glasses and cups and bowl and … [Read more...]

Home Water Saving Tip #391 – Inside – Full Dishwasher Loads

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 391, Full Dishwasher Loads. Yes, if you use a dishwasher make sure you only use it when, if at all possible, you have a full load of dishes, plates, pots, pans, etc. Simple. This way you will use your automatic dishwasher less, which will use both less clean water and less … [Read more...]

Our Bosch Built-In Dishwasher Model SHV46C

Lower Kitchen Cabinets

We have not written previously about the specific appliances in our remodeled kitchen, so I thought I would write today about my personal favourite, our Bosch Built-In Dishwasher. We had never had a built-in dishwasher in any of our previously homes. What is a built-in dishwasher? Well, the following picture shows the area of our remodeled kitchen containing the main double sink. Now, where is the dishwasher? Even our dog, Sandy, cannot find it.  :-) There it is.  :-) A … [Read more...]

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