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Location: Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
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Did some research on my dishwasher. It uses 12L per wash according to this https://www.egarpi.es/lavavajillas-60-cm/636-lavavajillas-fagor-lvf-13.html, which is pretty good for a dishwasher, less than 3gal. Similar amount to what I used to wash the dishes. But the dishwasher uses .89 kWh. And when we run it, we do it on "eco" mode, which runs for three hours. Seems like the major difference is hand-powered washing (free) vs. electrical powered washing (burning fossil fuels and paying money to fossil fuel industry). Very glad this possible life change opportunity was brought to my attention by PEP and permies. :) Almost forgot the soap! We use Castille Soap https://www.lajaboneriadechurruca.com/es/producto/jabon-de-castilla.html and a second-hand washcloth to wash dishes. Looking forward to crocheting a dishcloth soon to help with scrubbing action.
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Dirty dishes
Dirty dishes
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Washing in progress
Washing in progress
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Dirty dishwater
Dirty dishwater
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Clean dishes and dirty dishwater which has been transfered to buckets
Clean dishes and dirty dishwater which has been transfered to buckets
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buckets are 10 L each, 3 gal is 13.6 L. First bucket is full, second is less than one third full.
buckets are 10 L each, 3 gal is 13.6 L. First bucket is full, second is less than one third full.
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With no dishwasher, we’ve gotten a good system down!

We use Seventh Generation Free & Clear soap, which is biodegradable. https://www.seventhgeneration.com/dish-liquid-free-clear
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Dishes everywhere!
Dishes everywhere!
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In progress
In progress
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Wash water <1gal
Wash water <1gal
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Rinse water ~1gal
Rinse water ~1gal
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Drying dishes pile 1
Drying dishes pile 1
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Drying dishes pile 2
Drying dishes pile 2
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Location: Mie, Japan
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We don't have a dishwasher so I'll do it by hand like most days.
Heat some water up on the stove, it uses less gas than using the on-demand boiler.
Pour the hot water in the small bowl and add some cold water if it's too hot. Wet the sponge and put some soap on it.

Use the sponge and hot water to wash the dishes and put them in the big bucket.
Move them around to rinse them and put them in the dish-tray.
Clean up after so it's less to do before the next batch of dishes...

We bought the soap locally at a farmers market a couple of months ago so the label is long gone but I think it only had two ingredients, vegetable oil and sodium hydroxide (lye, caustic soda). It has no smell.
We'll probably buy some more next time we go there.
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Location: Alberta, Canada
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To complete this BB I used a Bowl that holds 2 gallons of water. I used Unscented Company dish soap.

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7.8L (2 gallon) wash bowl
7.8L (2 gallon) wash bowl
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All the dirty dishes
All the dirty dishes
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Some of the dishes in the washbowl
Some of the dishes in the washbowl
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All of the cleaned dishes
All of the cleaned dishes
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Location: FEMA District III
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hugelkultur duck forest garden chicken composting toilet bee
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Dishes time, I shouldn't have left last night dirt dished sit in the sink, but I did and since I was finishing my coffee I thought I might as well get these done.

The Soap i used was Mrs. Meyer's ( just a few drops) i'ved used this for awhile, and normally just dump the water into my compost or into a garden plot i'm preparing. Mrs Meyers says all the pretty words, and it never messed up my compost, so safe enough for me.

The picture with the white water bucket is 1gal, in the picture i used about 1/3 to 1/4 so roughly 2 to 4 cups of water. ( If I wouldn't have had to scrub last nights mess, I could have made that down to 1 cup maybe less)
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reusing water
reusing water
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putting into bucket for outside
putting into bucket for outside
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2 to 4 cups
2 to 4 cups
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I am resubmitting this BB with a bigger pile of dishes. I used the same washbowl (2 gallons) and soap as my last submission.
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The soap I am using
The soap I am using
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All the dirty dishes
All the dirty dishes
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Washing in progress
Washing in progress
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Drying in the dishrack and sink
Drying in the dishrack and sink
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More drying on the stove
More drying on the stove
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Location: Seattle, WA
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We do not have a dishwasher and so I have done three loads of washing up by hand.  To get the maximum out of each BB, I enter learned information in a journal so I can also add more information to enhance the journey.
One of the loads was jam pots and other jam making equipment.
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Journals develop the learning experience and create a record of knowledge
Journals develop the learning experience and create a record of knowledge
 
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