The Department of Energy proposed August 16 to amend its test procedures for residential dishwashers to update certain obsolete dishware, flatware, and food items, make minor amendments to the definition of the normal cycle, and update the ambient temperature and preconditioning requirements and the industry test method referenced in the agency’s test procedure. The agency also proposed adding water pressure, drain height, rack position, loading, rinse aid container, and soil preparation specifications to the test procedure.