So… Energy efficency in dishwashers… First… lets talk about how these machines operate.
- Fills and heats water
- Shoots the water through jets to get the dishes clean
- Drains the dirty water
- Sprays more water on the dishes to rinse them off
- Heats the air to dry the dishes off
Of these actions, the most important from an energy point of view is the heating of the water for cleaning and rinsing, followed by the heating of the air for drying.
The best way to save energy on the dishwasher you have is to only run it when it is full, keep all the nozzles and drains clean, and to use the least demanding setting.
If you are buying a new machine, the thing to focus on is the machines size (buy the one that is most suitable for the amount of washing you have to do) and with the best energy rating.
|Energy Efficiency||The A to G scale shows the energy efficiency of this product, where “A” is the most efficient and “G” the least efficient.|
|Energy Consumption||This is the machines actual energy consumption expressed in kWh for a standard cycle|
|Cleaning Performance||Indicates the cleanliness of wash based on a standard cycle.|
|Drying Performance||Indicates the machines drying performance.|
|Standard Place Settings||This gives an indication of the machine’s capacity in terms of the number of standard place settings that can fit in the machine.|
|Water Consumption||This indicates the total water consumption per cycle based on a standard cycle. Energy efficient dishwashers typically use significantly less water, meaning less heat is required and less water is drained.|
|Noise db (A)||These are the noise levels in db (A) or decibels reached during a standard cycle.|