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Selection criteria dishwashers


Topten presents the most energy efficient dishwasher models with the best drying efficiency and low water consumption. Today the cleaning performance of all dishwashers is good (class A is required by the ecodesign regulation).

Technical criteria

In order to be presented on, dishwasher models must be declared according to the new energy label regulation No 1059/2010 and comply to the following criteria:
  • energy efficiency:
  • class A++ or better for freestanding dishwashers
  • class A+++ for built-in dishwashers
  • drying performance: class A
  • maximum water consumption per cleaning cycle: 10 liters
  • hot water supply is possible
  • water/flood protection
  • noise emissions: max. 46 dB(A) for built-in and 48 dB(A) for freestanding models

Relevant values have to be provided by the producers. Producers who are not able to provide these values cannot claim to have their appliances displayed on

Data sources

  • Producers’ declarations
  • National data-bases and Topten-sites

Order of presentation

Products are ranked according to the calculated electricity and water costs. The order of presentation can be changed by clicking the tables’ headings.


Brand, Model and similar models

Brand and model names. Products of similar construction and identical technical values are displayed only once, the similar models’ names are listed below.

Electricity and water costs (EUR in 15 yrs)

Calculated based on the following assumptions:
  • dishwashers’ lifetime: 15 years
  • electricity and water consumption according to Commission regulation 1059/2010 of 28. September 2010
  • 280 cleaning cycles per year
  • electricity tariff: 0.15 € /kWh
  • water tariff: 0.26 € /10 liters (Source: EuP-study lot 25, Task 2)

Place settings

Capacity in number of standard place settings, according to EN 50242

Height / Width / Depth (cm)

Dimensions of the model in cm.
Built-In models: max. dimensions of the niche
Freestanding models: external dimensions

Water consumption (l/year)

Water consumption per year in litres, according to regulation No 1059/2010

Hot water supply

A direct connection to hot water is possible – usually for water of max. 60°C

Noise emissions

As declared by the manufacturer, measured according to IEC 60704-2-3, in decibel (dB(A))

Efficiency class

Energy efficiency class according to the new energy label regulation No 1059/2010 of 28. September 2010

Efficiency class Energy Efficiency Index (EEI)
A+++ EEI < 50
A++ 50 ≤ EEI < 56
A+ 56 ≤ EEI < 63
A 63 ≤ EEI < 71
B 71 ≤ EEI < 80

Since 1. December 2011 dishwashers of class B and less efficient are banned – except for small dishwashers (10 place settings, width  ≤ 45cm) class B is still permitted till Dec. 2013.

Energy consumption (kWh/year)

Energy consumption per year, in kWh. According to regulation No 1059/2010.


Standards and Labels


Producers and retailers are kindly asked to contact info[at] to inform about more products which meet the Euro-Topten selection criteria.

08/2011 Berger-Wey/ Bush/Michel