Which is it Wednesday: Dishwasher or Washing Machine?

The weekends are often packed with fun-filled activities but when Sunday morning rolls around, it’s time to start doing your chores. You know how important it is to finish the chores early so you can enjoy the rest of your day. You notice the stack of dishes in the sink for your dinner party the night before and the pile of laundry that needs to be cleaned for the kids before they go back to school tomorrow. Don’t start your tasks just yet, you might reconsider how you finish your chores. We reviewed how much energy each appliance typically uses.

Let’s review the wattage:

Washing Machine = 1,000 Wattage < Dishwasher = 1,500 Wattage

Take that pile of dirty clothing and throw it into the washing machine. If you are interested in saving energy, put on the dishwashing gloves and begin washing that stack of dirty dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher. If you are in a hurry to get your chores done, have someone help you dry the dishes while you wash them.

 

Sources:

https://www.donrowe.com/usage-chart-a/259.htm

https://www.daftlogic.com/information-appliance-power-consumption.htm

Which is it Wednesday: Toaster or Coffee maker?

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day. Everyone has a different morning pick me up. Some start with a steaming cup of coffee, while others enjoy a couple of pieces of crispy toast. It’s Tuesday morning and you need something to get the day started. To help make the decision of coffee or toast easier, we looked at how much energy each appliance typically uses.

Let’s review the wattage:

Toaster = 1100 Wattage > Coffee maker= 1000 Wattage

You might use slightly less power to making a fresh cup of coffee than you would to make a few pieces of toast. But we suggest you enjoy both to start your day on the right foot. After all breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

 

Sources:

https://www.lowes.com/projects/pdfs/portable-generator-wattage-chart.pdf

 

Which is it Wednesday: Flat Iron or Blow Dryer?

Did you know that hair care is a multi-billion dollar industry? Whether it’s coloring or styling our hair, we always try to look our best. From spending time curling our hair to ironing out frizzy hair, women want to look and feel good. Have you ever considered just how much energy your flat iron or blow dryer use while you get ready for the day? We reviewed the typical energy use of each appliance that might help you decide how to style your hair going forward.

Let’s review the wattage.

Blow Dryer = 1,200 watts > Flat Iron = 331 watts

Wow that is a BIG difference in wattage! Considering that warmer weather has arrived, skip blow drying your hair and let your hair air dry as you finish getting ready for your day. Once your hair is dry, go ahead and use your flat iron to style it exactly how you like it.

 

Sources:

http://energyusecalculator.com/electricity_hairdryer.htm

http://www.cockeyed.com/science/power_use_database/flat_iron.html