How to clean your dishwasher
Posted On July 14, 2021
The American people are asking you to clean and replace your dishwasher, according to a new consumer report.
The Consumer Reports survey found that almost two-thirds of respondents said they would like to see more efficiency in the dishwasher industry, and that there is a growing demand for the technology.
“I don’t think it’s going to get better in the next 10 years.
It’s not going to be a perfect product, but it’s not a complete replacement either,” said Mark Schlichter, senior vice president of technology at Dishwashers for Life.
Schlichter is also the author of the Consumer Reports book “How to Clean a Dishwasher,” and he has spent years working with manufacturers to improve the efficiency of their machines.
“We’ve had this conversation, where we’ve seen people say, ‘We’ve got to get rid of the dishwashere,’ ” Schlichters said.
“And it’s gotten to a point where you’re not just saying, ‘You’ve got an efficiency issue,’ you’re saying, I’m really worried about my efficiency because the whole process is going to take me 10 minutes longer, or 30 minutes longer than before.”
“It’s not just going to work better, it’s also going to save money, and I think consumers are responding to that,” he added.
Consumer Reports surveyed a representative sample of the American public for this story, and the results are below.