When we bought our house 3 years ago I got my first dishwasher. It came with the house. It was about 10 years old. Not exactly energy efficient, nor I imagine great on water. But boy was I excited to have a dishwasher. My DF (then boyfriend) and his father cleaned the filter, I scrubbed the inside of it and it worked great.
A year ago my aunt and uncle remodeled their kitchen getting rid of the ‘old’ appliances and getting new. They offered us their 2 year old dishwasher, for free. Of course we took. Why oh why did we do that?
The thing has been trouble from day one here. It is slightly taller than our old so ago the DF and his father had to get to it and work some magic just to get it under my counter top. It doesn’t hold as many dishes as the old one. And quite often the dishes come out dirty!
In the past year we, the dishwasher and I, have come to an understanding of sorts. I don’t put much in and it does it’s job. How energy efficient is that?