# Energy Efficient Dishwasher

In order to round out our energy efficient appliances series for 2012, here’s a list of the most energy efficient dishwasher models currently on the market.

There are lots of appliances in our domiciles that need a great deal of energy and capacity to obtain job done correctly. The utilization of these appliances could be crucial to saving our very own time and effort so we do not want to eliminate these appliances to save money. Oftentimes nowadays there are models that use less energy and therefore are a lot more efficient with regards to using over and over through the week.

Again, I’m turning to ENERGY STAR as products that have earned this label have to be 10% more energy efficient and 12% more water efficient than standard dishwasher models.

I know in our house, there is a great deal of discussion about the efficiency of using a dishwasher in the first place (I’m pro while my husband’s not and guess who does the dishes usually). If it’s the same at your house, have a look at some facts about handwashing versus the dishwasher.

Just like many appliances the brand new developments in manufacturing and operations means that they’ll be more efficient, using less power and less water. A sizable element of making appliances more energy conserving isn’t the particular product however the way we utilize it alternatively. The way in which we use our appliances must be efficient as even probably the most economical models available on the market may become wasteful in the event that you only utilize them to clean a tiny bit of items.

## Energy Efficient Dishwasher

If you own a dishwasher built prior to 1994, it could be costing you as much as $40 extra on your annual energy bill and wasting more than 10 gallons of water per cycle. If this is the case, it may well be worth investing in a newer energy efficient model.

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Another general tip for being efficient with your dishwasher is to choose one that is the right size for your household. You may think that you’re saving by buying a compact model, but in the end you may end up using more energy and water if you’re having to run it more frequently than a standard sized dishwasher.

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Use water saving cycles for lightly soiled dishes to conserve even more energy and water.

Finally, always run a full dishwasher and scrape food off, but don’t rinse first.

I’ve listed the five most energy efficient standard-sized dishwashers first. These are dishwashers that have a capacity greater than or equal to eight place settings and six serving pieces. In order to qualify as ENERGY STAR appliances, they must have an annual energy usage 296 kWh/year or less and use less than 4.25 gallons per cycle. I’ve used annual energy efficiency as my criteria for being the most efficient models.

An asterisk (*) denotes minor variations in the model number at these positions.

Energy Efficient Dishwasher

1) **Asko D5894A** – This is the most efficient model out there, using 171kWh/year and 4.1 gallons of water per cycle. It is 52% more efficient than the federal standard.

2) A number of models tie for second place, all with an annual energy use of 180 kWh/year. The Bosch models **SHE68E05UC**, **SHE8ER5*UC**, **SHV68E13UC**, **SHX68E05UC**, **SHX68E15UC**, and **SHX8ER5*UC** all use 2.22 gallons of water per cycle. Two models by **Gaggenau, DF260760** and **DF261760**, use 2.46 gallons per cycle.

3) In third place is another** Bosch** model, **SHX98M0*UC**, which uses 190 kWh/year and 2.9 gallons per cycle.

4) Several more** Bosch** models take fourth place with 200 kWh/year energy use and 2.22 gallons per cycle. The models are **SHE9ER5*UC**, **SHV9ER5*UC**, and **SHX9ER5*UC**.

5) The **Asko** models, **D5554** and **D5654**, tie for fifth place, using 206 kWh/year and 4.12 gallons per cycle.

Just like in 2010, Bosch and Asko dominate the top five list. I’ve listed the highest rated models for some of the more popular brands in case Bosch and Asko don’t meet your needs in other ways.

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Compact models have a capacity of anything less than that of a standard-sized model (see above). To qualify for Energy Star, compact models must have an annual energy usage of 222 kWh and use less than 3.5 gallons of water per cycle.

Dishwashers will always be looked at as an extravagance, or the ��lazy man’s option’ since it was previously the case that few house holds had one. Nowadays though they have been nearly as common as refrigerators and automatic washers in many UK household kitchens. Utilizing a dishwasher takes a large amount of energy and water and thus you can easily understand why they’d earned their poor efficiency rating.

The most energy efficient compact dishwasher currently on the market is two models made **by Fisher and Paykel**, the **DD24S****7** and **DD24S**17**, both of which have an annual energy usage of 137 kWh and use 2.01 gallons of water per cycle.

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