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Keep in Mind: Energy Star dishwashers use at least 25% less energy than standard models. You can save around $100 over the life of the dishwasher if it's an Energy Star model.
You can find the most water- and energy-efficient dishwashers in this Consumer Guide to Energy-Efficient Appliances, published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
More energy-saving tips:
• Run your dishwasher with a full load. Most of the energy used by a dishwasher goes to heat water. Since you can't decrease the amount of water used per cycle, fill your dishwasher to get the most from the energy used to run it.