/ Rant: Modern household appliances are of poorer quality #181
Not to turn to politics, please don’t, but I saw talk of the government coming out with possible mandates for appliances, mainly to save on electricity and water, that won’t make them any better or cheaper.
I dunno. Some of the older energy saving appliances weren't very good, but they've improved over time. First water saver toilet I bought in the early 80s was terrible, half the time you needed to flush multiple times but the one I have now uses less water than that first one, and I haven't had any trouble with flushes.I have a new "water saver" toilet which seems to work well. I've only been using it for about a year and a half yet have only plugged it once. It uses just 2 gallons/flush; which was kind of nice last week when my pipes froze and I was carrying water down from the spring.
Same can be said for washer & refrigerator. Someone upthread mentioned that modern washers with electronic controls where you couldn't repeat a cycle if necessary...not that I need to often, but yeah, that can be a drawback. Plus side is this new one uses less water (a good thing given I just have a shallow well & septic), but gets clothes just as clean as the old ones that used way more water, and didn't handle off-balance loads as well.
All in all, saving energy & water are a good thing. Too bad it took mandates to get manufacturers to do it.