A point that no one has mentioned, which I consider important, involves the embodied energy in the machine's manufacture, transportation, installation, and so on. It's outrageous, using massive amounts of oil. I have decided to follow a path that I call "voluntary environmental sustainability" (VES), a term that I coined about a half-year ago. Over time I am working to live in more environmentally sustainable ways. To do this, I ask myself Richard Heinberg's four questions: (1) Will it work without oil and electricity? (2) Is it [environmentally] sustainable? (3) Does it build resilience? (4) Does it build community? I also ask myself, "If I answered no to one or more of these questions, why am I doing this? How can I do this in an environmentally sustainable way?" Obviously, dishwashers don't even BEGIN to pass the VES test.