Do all new dishwashers run for 2-3 hours????
I just got a new Whirpool dishwasher. Controls on the top, way more bells and whistles than I need. It sure cleans the dishes well but it runs at least two hours on a basic cycle! Holy cow - do they all do that? Even the manual warns you it runs this long but also says it is using less energy than older models. I guess that is OK, but don't the dishes take a beating with all this washing? I don't have fancy dishes but it seems like the friction of the water would eventually erode the flatware and dishes.
I think I smell an alliance between the dishwasher manufacturers and the housewares companies :)