Dishwasher Ideas

Hello All,

I am kicking-around ideas of how to integrate my dishwasher into the home and besides on/off at certain times or watching power usage to alert when it finishes, I have no other ideas.

Anyone been creative in this realm?

Thanks Again

I think for the most part, cycle end is probably the best use. On/Off really doesn’t make a difference except for delay start. The thing can’t load and unload itself. They’re the dumbest robots around. You pretty much have to do 3/4 of the work.

Do you have a hot water recirculation pump? If so you could time the dishwasher start about 4-5 mins after it turns on, this way you have hot water at the washer when it starts.

In my case, my hot water recirculation pump is plugged into a smart outlet and we can call for water anytime we want for showers, dishes...

Have fun

I am not sure about the recirculation pump, mine just runs lol...

I guess that's the point, why have it run all the time?

When we moved into this house, mine was running 24/7 as well, not even a timer so I installed a basic manual christmas timer. That was fine at first but it seemed like we always wanted hot water when the timer wasn't set to run so I bought a plug in z-wave outlet and now we have hot water only when it's needed.

Provided only to spark some thoughts


Thanks for the ideas, I am thinking a power meter to watch for the end of cycle and tell my phone and the house when they are ready to remove might be the biggest bang for my buck....hmmmm....

This topic was automatically closed 365 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.