Dishwasher vs Washing By Hand: Which Is Cheaper?

When it comes to using the dishwasher vs washing by hand, there’s a clear winner.

Close-up of hand in yellow rubber glove putting detergent tablet into dishwasher
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How many times a week are you washing dishes? Most likely, every day. Because of this, you've probably wondered wondered whether washing the dishes by hand or putting them in the dishwasher can save you more money. Below we’ll figure this out. 

But first, consider our other articles about home energy savings.

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Quincy is the digital producer at Kiplinger. He joined Kiplinger in May 2021. Before, he worked at Agora Financial - Paradigm Press and was a contributing writer for several other online media publications.

In his current role at Kiplinger, Quincy manages Kiplinger's newsletters, including Kiplinger Today, Investing Weekly, Tax Tips, Kiplinger’s Special Report, and Closing Bell. At the same time, he writes numerous articles every month. 

When he’s not working, he’s taking his dogs for a walk or fishing. 

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