I have a compact HE Bosch FLer, and the shortest cycle is 45 minutes. I would totally rather spend the money on energy to run an old TLer. A normal cycle on mine is about an hour long. Just the wash portion of one load of dipes takes me over 2 hours. It's a pain.
Rebecca, married to J (12/07), DD1 Anna (11/09) and DD2 Ada born at home 7/2/12