Save energy costs by turning off your dishwasher after the rinse cycle and before the dry cycle. Leave the dishwasher door slightly ajar, and let your dishes air dry. You can dry with a towel if you need them right away.
By Laura from Long Beach, CA
This is a good idea, but remember to go ahead and run that hot dry cycle if someone in the house is sick. The hot dry is where the dishes get sterilized. The regular hot water cycle doesn't do it. (02/18/2008)
If you keep the door shut tight, it will trap all the steam which will dry your dishes faster and then when cooled down, open the door to let them air dry the rest of the way. (02/18/2008)
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