When we first got our dishwasher, I remember thinking that it ran forever. I don’t know if it’s the brand, model, or something else, but the thing kept going…and going…and going. Clearly, we had purchased the Energizer Bunny of dishwashers.
So I tried an experiment and ran it on the “light” cycle. There was absolutely no difference except that it didn’t run as long! I’ve tried to time it but keep getting distracted. From my best estimates, the light cycle runs for 2 hours (including the dry time). The normal cycle runs about 3 hours. I save about an hour of electricity and water every time I run it, which is several times a week. Win!
Since I’m feeling generous I’ll throw in a bonus tip. Before starting the dishwasher turn on your faucet to bring the hot water into the kitchen. That way, the dishwasher doesn’t have to run as long and do that work itself. You’re welcome. 🙂