At first glance, the quick wash program in washing machines and dishwashers may seem environmentally friendly. However, in many cases it is better to refrain from doing so.
When you see the title "quick wash program", you might think that due to its short duration - just like a quick shower - it would be more environmentally friendly than a normal wash program. However, this is misleading: with short operating times, energy consumption usually increases. The detergent cannot work effectively during this short time, so the washing machine must heat the water very quickly. Water consumption is often also higher.
This means that quick wash programs - both for the washing machine and the dishwasher - are generally not economical:
Therefore, they are expensive and harmful to the environment.
Exception: If your washing machine or dishwasher has a quick lukewarm program, it is more economical than the longer program. However, it only cleans lightly soiled clothes or dishes well.
By choosing an economical or eco program, you will be much more economical and respectful of the environment. After all, longer runtime requires less electricity and lower temperatures. The washing program can fully play its role.
By avoiding the hot quick wash program, you are already much more environmentally friendly when washing your clothes or doing the dishes. Here are some other tips: