Dishwashers demand a significant quantity of energy. High temperature dishwashers have a heat booster to raise the temperature of the water. The heat is instantaneous and the heat booster is always in a semi-ready standby state, prepared to wash dishes and drawing energy, unless it is shut off entirely.
Turning the dishwasher completely off overnight and during times of inactivity saves energy and reduces utility costs. The amount of energy being consumed depends on the size of the machine and the dishwasher temperature settings.
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- “Is Your Restaurant’s Commercial Dish Machine Efficient?” The Back Burner, December 2010