@cwebber yeah it's counterintuitive for some reason. thanks federal efficiency regulations! hope they don't get rolled back!
@dthompson @joeyh @wobblysaeeda on a mild tangent, look at this delightful ad for this hand-cranked (and apparently not very well working) mechanical dishwasher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dishwasher#/media/File:The_Faultless_Quaker_Dishwasher_(1896_advertisement).jpg
Cooking food in dishwashers
@cwebber also what does MRE stand for?
@dthompson Meal, Ready to Eat!
I have been figuring out how to make "just add hot water" vegetarian meals. I have quite a few recipes!
@dthompson @joeyh @wobblysaeeda Actually I bet this can be combined with the dehydrated MRE type food things I've been doing. If you pack individual meals into the tiny mason jars, then add water into them right before running the dishwasher and put them in the dishwasher, I bet it will cook them pretty well
This is a terrible idea and I have to try it now
@joeyh @mlemweb @wobblysaeeda @dthompson @cwebber Modern dishwashers don't need heat exchangers because they recirculate the water, and a heat exchanger would require regular cleaning to avoid clogging with food. They do have thermostatically controlled water heaters though, so cooking food in one would not save any energy because it would have to expend more energy to keep the water hot.
@cwebber @dthompson I have also internalized the surprising information that dishwashers are probably a lot more efficient than they seem. But are they more efficient even if you're just washing a small number of dishes?
And I wash dishes by hand in ways that aren't very efficient (like keeping the water running), but I don't have an easy way to measure how inefficient.
@valhalla my partner and I initially liked the idea of only have two spoons, two forks and two plates since there are only two of us. But as we got more utensils (to be able to have guests) it's also made it possible to use this dishwasher fill-up strategy.
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