We apparently use our dishwasher WAY more than the average American household. When we moved to California, we lived on the Presidio (Golden Gate National Park) and we were told the dishwasher was far more efficient in water use than hand washing and to use it instead of washing by hand. Our current dishwasher is designed to be especially stingy with water.
Yet, even growing up, i recall our family making at least daily use of the dishwasher. So, i'm curious --