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  • Environmental groups sue Trump administration over rule allowing for faster dishwashers

    12/29/2020 11:56:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 65 replies
    KION ^ | December 29, 2020 | CNN
    A coalition of environmental groups sued the Energy Department on Tuesday in an effort to block a new federal rule that would allow for faster dishwashers, arguing it could possibly lead to “higher household utility bills and more pollution.” The rule finalized by the department in October would create a product class of dishwashers “with a cycle time for the normal cycle of one hour or less from washing through drying.”
  • With Trump’s planned rollback, it could soon cost more energy to wash Thanksgiving dishes

    11/28/2019 3:41:23 PM PST · by simpson96 · 106 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/27/2019 | Rachel Koning Beals
    Energy Department wants to ‘make dishwashers great again’ with faster-cleaning appliances “People’s time is a nonrenewable resource.” That’s the argument pushed by the Trump administration as it moves to roll back energy-efficiency requirements that slowed down dishwashers and other household appliances, according to one Energy Department official quoted this fall when the proposal was open to response. The department has now said it will move ahead with the rule-making change that came about with prodding by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, known for its activism refuting climate-change statistics. The group supports a new class of “fast dishwashers” that can complete a...
  • Making Dishwashers Great Again

    09/06/2019 8:13:41 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 161 replies
    In my think-tank work in Washington, D.C., I witness the ongoing, heroic battles of Trump appointees trying to tame the weeds of the thoroughly entangled bureaucracy. So much time and so much work is required to make even the smallest progress in rolling back the behemoth. Right now, for example, the rule solving the dishwasher crisis is opening for comment. Back in the 1970s and 80s dishwashers were an efficient product, cleaning the vestiges of last night’s dinner party off dishes and silverware in under an hour. Then regulations began, demanding less water be used, then less and less. The...
  • Time to Buy a Dishwasher and Boy Have They Changed! EPA ruins dishwasher tech

    04/28/2013 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 243 replies
    4.28.13 | chickensoup
    It is time for a dishwasher. My last dishwasher was replaced three times by the manufacturer before I ripped it out and started handwashing. time to go back to dishwashers and I cannot find a timed dishwasher, just ones that are ENERGY EFFIEICENT with sensors. The biggest problem I had with the newer untimed dishwashers is that I would have to rinse the dishes instead of scraping them. the second problem is that because I did not rinse them, they ran for six to eight hours becaus there was debris that the sensors picked up. Lousy design. I am looking...
  • GE recalls 1.3 million dishwashers due to fire hazard

    08/13/2012 7:20:41 PM PDT · by deltaromeo11 · 12 replies
    Consumer Reports ^ | August 9, 2012 | Consumer Reports
    GE Appliances has recalled about 1.3 million of its GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile, and Hotpoint dishwashers because an electrical failure in the heating element can pose a fire hazard. GE has received 15 reports of heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. None of these recalled dishwashers are in our current Ratings. Sold for $350 to $850 at appliance dealers, builder distributors, and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009, the recalled dishwashers came in...
  • Envirofascism Leaves Dirty Dishes

    12/16/2010 2:18:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 15, 2010 | Van Helsing
    Everything is grubby in countries run by statist moonbats — even dishes fresh out of the dishwasher. A couple of months ago, Sandra Young from Vernon, Fla., started to notice that something was seriously amiss with her dishes. "The pots and pans were gray, the aluminum was starting to turn black, the glasses had fingerprints and lip prints still on them, and they were starting to get this powdery look to them," Vernon says. "I'm like, oh, my goodness, my dishwasher must be dying, I better get a new dishwasher." But others are having the same problem all across the...
  • Millions of Dishwashers Recalled (Back to Mexico?)

    05/16/2007 1:29:26 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies · 1,153+ views
    WBAY ^ | 05/16/2007
    General Electric is recalling two-and-a-half million dishwashers because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire. The recall includes GE dishwashers sold under the brands Eterna, GE, GE Profile, GE Monogram, Hotpoint, and Sears Kenmore. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher's front control panel. The dishwashers come in many colors or stainless steel. They were sold through department and appliance stores between September 1997 through December 2001 for about $400. GE received nearly 200 complaints of overheating, including 12 fires caused by the washers. There were 56 reports of property damage. The problem: liquid rinse-aid can leak...
  • Maytag recalls 2.3 million dishwashers

    02/01/2007 9:25:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 868+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/07 | AP
    NEWTON, Iowa - Maytag is voluntarily recalling 2.3 million Maytag and Jenn-Air brand dishwashers because of faulty wiring, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement released Thursday. The recalled appliances are blamed for causing 135 fires and four injuries. Affected dishwashers were sold at department and appliances stores between July 1997 and June 2001 and sold at prices between $370 and $800. The dishwashers were manufactured in the United States. The machines should immediately be disconnected from electrical power by shutting off a circuit breaker or disconnecting a fuse, the CPSC said. Maytag will...
  • Washing Their Hands Of the Last Frontier [For Many Immigrants, Dishwasher Is a Turnoff]

    10/08/2005 7:14:39 AM PDT · by aculeus · 33 replies · 1,180+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2005 | By Phuong Ly, Washington Post Staff Writer
    A couple of months ago, in the privacy of his Reston townhouse, Alan Chien made a final break from cultural tradition, a guilt-filled decision he has yet to share with his parents. He used his dishwasher. He knows his parents will not understand. "They don't believe in it," said Chien, 35, an engineer who emigrated with his family from Taiwan when he was a toddler. "Just because they never used it, I never used it, so it was just a mysterious thing to me." In many immigrant homes, the automatic dishwasher is the last frontier. Long after new arrivals pick...