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7 Features to Consider with your new Dishwasher Purchase

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]When it comes to purchasing a new dishwasher, where do you start? What should you be looking for? Here are 7 features to take note of that you should consider when it comes time to make a new dishwasher purchase.

Stainless Steel Tub: What makes stainless steel tub that much better than a plastic tub? Four things: assisted drying, odor elimination, preventative interior staining, and quieter wash cycle . The stainless steel tub helps assist in the drying cycle by holding the heat and drawing the condensation to the tub walls off the plates and glass ware. You will not encounter odor issues with a stainless steel tub as stainless does not absorb odors like plastic tubs may. Plastic tubs also can stain and change color from liquids like red wine, whereas a stainless tub will not stain. Finally, a stainless tub provides better insulation and is quieter than a plastic tub. If you have the ability to upgrade to a stainless tub dishwasher, it’s worth the additional cost.  Read more…

Save Money & Protect the Environment with Energy Star Appliances

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Still using that old washing machine that you purchased way back when? I bet you’re happy that you haven’t had to replace it, right? Well did you know that with a new Energy Star clothes washer you could be saving yourself money while protecting the environment? It’s true. Today’s appliances are more energy-efficient and more advanced than ever before. They use less total energy, use less water, and less of an effect on the environment. By making an investment in a new energy star appliance you are making a conscious effort to protect the environment as well as put more money back in your pocket. Here are some appliance models that make for great upgrades to a new energy star appliance.

Clothes Washers: Did you know that the average family washes over 400 loads of laundry a year? That’s a lot of laundry! Think about the amount of energy and the amount of water being used with each load and each wash. It adds up. By purchasing a new Energy Star clothes washer you can cut those energy cost by a third and your water costs by more than a half. That’s because Energy Star qualified clothes washers use about 30% less energy and over 50% less water than regular clothes washers. If your washer is over 10 years old, replace it with a new Energy Star qualified washer and you can save up to $135 a year.

Dishwashers: How old is your dishwasher? 5, 10, 15 years old? Hopefully you’re not using a dishwasher over 15 years old. If so, you’re paying an additional $40 a year on your utility bills compared to owning a new Energy Star qualified model. A dishwasher built before 1994 wastes more than 10 gallons of water per cycle. If you were to replace your old dishwasher with a new Energy Star qualified model, you’d save enough water each week to wash 3 loads of laundry in your new Energy Efficient front load clothes washer. Don’t wash away your savings with an old dishwasher, upgrade to a new Energy Star model, save on your utility bills and reduce your water consumption to help protect our lakes, streams, and oceans.  Read more…

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