Make Dishwashers That Clean Again

The Wall Street Journal cites CEI’s petition to the DOE on dishwashers:

In March 2018 the folks at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank, began a petition drive to do something about it. The Energy Department published the petition in the Federal Register with a request for comments.

“When DOE published the CEI petition last year, we received an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers who are tired of waiting for their dishes to dry or pre-washing their dishes by hand,” says Daniel Simmons, assistant secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The reaction was so positive that Energy wrote a draft rule to allow a new class of dishwashers featuring a cycle time of an hour or less.

Judging from the more than 2,700 comments already received, a great many Americans are not happy with what’s happened to their dishwashers. “I had no idea that energy regulations were affecting my dishwasher. Now that I know I am absolutely furious” says one. Another writes that “when you have to re wash your dishes because they stink does not save water.” Still another pleads: “For the love of all that is holy, help us make dishwashers work right again.”

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