Hi, Climate master John Fischer here with KLCC's Living Less Unsustainably.
Isn't it nice when a labor saving machine you might feel guilty about turns out to be better for the environment than the old tried and true method?
An energy star dishwasher uses 3 gallons of water to do a load. That's half the amount consumed in hand washing the same dishes. New dishwashers have internal water heaters, and a cleanable filter to keep the wash water clean.