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How "eco" is the (3hr+) Eco mode on dishwashers

Our domestic dishwasher has an "Eco" mode that takes around 3.5 hours to run. I presume that the time includes lots of resting time to allow the contents to soak. However, I find it very ...
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Saving energy in the dryer: short and hot, or long and low?

Where I live, cold winters and humid summers rule out line drying for bulky items like blankets and towels for a few months out of the year. When I put them in my electric clothes dryer, which ...
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Where can I find out about sustainable electronics?

Are there an online resources about brands or outlets? Are there certifications? Wikipedia refers to a 2014 Rank a Brand report about the sustainability of global electronics brands in general. I ...
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How do 'Eco' vs 'Quick' modes compare for washing clothes?

A lot of washing machines offer different washing modes which change various run settings: Cotton (or 'General'), Towels, Bedsheets, Wool and so on. Most even have settings for 'Eco Mode' - which (if ...
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What will happen if I leave my freezer off most of the time?

I only use my freezer to freeze ice packs, which I only use about an hour every two days. Because of this, I plan to turn my freezer off (or to the hottest setting) most of the time, and then reduce ...
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In what ways can I upcycle my old, unused refrigerator?

I have an old fridge that has not been used in years, but I am hesitant to get rid of it as it is an antique. I would prefer to upcycle it into something else but am lacking in imagination. Does ...
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Is this discrepancy between energy label and measured values reasonable?

My fridge is a Haier A3FE835CGJE and is rated A+++ (Europe, 2017), with about 200 litres volume, half of which for the freezer. It is a "no frost" model which does not require defrosting. The ...
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Which appliance should I replace first?

I recently bought a home with many appliances approaching 20 years old. As I expect that many of them will fail over the next several years, I want to get a head start on replacing them (since last-...
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How to choose between an electric, natural gas, or heat pump clothes dryer?

I will soon be moving into a new home with a very old electric clothes dryer. I expect that before too long it will fail and need replacing. I would like to replace this with a more efficient model. I ...