How Federal Energy Regulations Make Dishwashers Worse

The Trump administration briefly liberalized dishwasher standards, but the Biden administration quickly reimposed the old rules.

Data compiled by D.C.’s Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) show that average cycle times rose from just over an hour when the first standards were adopted in 1987 to nearly two-and-a-half hours as of 2018. In complaints collected by CEI, many consumers said the longer cycle times had led them to start handwashing dishes.

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