New Built-In Dishwashers, Which Are Energy-Efficient Ones?

Many households these days have a dishwasher. it is one the most popular types of electric domestic appliance. There are two types you can have; a built-in one under a counter-top, or a free-standing one that can be located away from a bench-top. Energy consumption is a key factor for people for a variety of reasons. With that in mind, what are good models and which should you seriously re-consider? Below you can see summaries of testing data conducted by EECA, the NZ government energy advice organisation.

The full data set for built-in dishwashers is available on that link.

Most Energy-Efficient Built-In Dishwashers

MIELE G 6999 SCVI XXL

Miele built-in dishwasher

Miele built-in dishwasher

Annual running cost$ 50
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 200
Type Built-in
Place settings 15
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Height mm 910
Width mm 598
Depth mm 570
Water consumption L 11.0
Programme time mins 169

 

Miele just about owns this category having the top 12 most energy-efficient built-in dishwasher models. No other brand comes close.

Vogue has the next three best models.

VOGUE 340630
Annual running cost$ 59
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 238
Type Built-in
Place settings 15
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Height mm 884
Width mm 630
Depth mm 635
Water consumption L 11.8
Programme time mins 187

Then Smeg has then next eight best models, meaning the top 23 models are from just three brands.

SMEG DWAU6D15XT
Annual running cost$ 61
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 243
Type Built-in
Place settings 15
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Height mm 860
Width mm 600
Depth mm 600
Water consumption L 9.7
Programme time mins 142

Worst Energy-Efficiency Built-In Dishwashers

CLASSIQUE CL45DSS
Annual running cost$ 73
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 294
Type Built-in
Place settings 8
Delay start function No
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 13.0
Programme time mins 117

AWARD D3305S
Annual running cost$ 48
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 191
Type Built-in
Place settings 6
Delay start function No
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 8.7
Programme time mins 107

GAGGENAU DF250160
Annual running cost$ 88
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 353
Type Built-in
Place settings 13
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 9.2
Programme time mins 208

Built-In Dishwashers With The Lowest Annual Running Costs

FISHER & PAYKEL DD60SCTX9

F&P built-in dishwasher

F&P built-in dishwasher

Annual running cost$ 33
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 134
Type Built-in
Place settings 7
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Height mm 820
Width mm 599
Depth mm 582
Water consumption L 6.8
Programme time mins 186

Given the popularity of Fisher and Paykel products in New Zealand, this is one of the few that also has good energy or cost performance data. In fact, Fisher and Paykel has the top 17 models when it comes to low running costs for built-in dishwashers according to EECA

Other top brands include Smeg and Miele.

SMEG STC75NZ
Annual running cost$ 40
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 161
Type Built-in
Place settings 7
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 9.3
Programme time mins 123

MIELE G 6722 SCU
Annual running cost$ 48
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 192
Type Built-in
Place settings 14
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 11.4
Programme time mins 169

Built-in Dishwasher Repairs and Servicing

Many domestic appliances and whiteware items need a service or a repair, however good the brand or model. If your dishwasher needs attention, then search on this directory of appliance repair companies.