Which Free-Standing Dishwasher Is Uses Less Energy?

You can find a dishwasher in most homes these days. The convenience of hiding away dirty dishes makes them one of the most popular home appliances in New Zealand. But convenience isn’t the only factor when it comes to deciding on a dishwasher.

Obviously there is the choice of whether you want a built-in machine or a free-standing one. But then you need to think about the energy-efficiency and annual running costs.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has run some tests to see which domestic appliances perform better and which ones you need to think carefully about. It is not always about the brand either since some brands can have great performance and poor performance so you need to consider each model on its own merits.

Below we summarise the key models from their tests.

Best Energy-Rating Free-Standing Dishwashers

BOSCH SMU88TS05A

Bosch free-standing dishwasher

Bosch free-standing dishwasher

Annual running cost$ 51
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 205
Type Freestanding
Place settings 15
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 12.0
Programme time mins 156

VOGUE 340530
Annual running cost$ 59
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 238
Type Freestanding
Place settings 15
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 11.8
Programme time mins 187

MIDEA JHDW15IN
Annual running cost$ 57
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 227
Type Freestanding
Place settings 15
Delay start function No
Water connection Hot & Cold
Water consumption L 12.0
Programme time mins 180

Bosch and Vouge have the Top Five models between them.

Least Energy-Efficient Free-Standing Dishwashers

PARMCO PD45-SLIM-SS
Annual running cost$ 73
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 294
Type Freestanding
Place settings 8
Delay start function No
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 13.0
Programme time mins 118

AWARD DWC30WH
Annual running cost$ 97
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 391
Type Freestanding
Place settings 12
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 13.2
Programme time mins 164

DELONGHI DEDW45S
Annual running cost$ 61
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 246
Type Freestanding
Place settings 8
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 13.3
Programme time mins 120

Free-Standing Dishwashers With The Lowest Annual Running Cost

VOGUE 340806

Vogue free-standing dishwasher

Vogue free-standing dishwasher

Annual running cost$ 41
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 164
Type Freestanding
Place settings 6
Delay start function No
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 7.4
Programme time mins 130

MIDEA JHDW6TT
Annual running cost$ 41
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 164
Type Freestanding
Place settings 6
Delay start function No
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 7.4
Programme time mins 130

OMEGA ODW300XN
Annual running cost$ 47
Energy consumption kWh/365 uses 189
Type Freestanding
Place settings 10
Delay start function Yes
Water connection Cold
Water consumption L 11.0
Programme time mins 179

The Vogue is a small dishwasher with a capacity of just six place settings, ideal for a small family or apartment.

There is no clear brand in this measurement with seven different brands making up the Top Seven places.

Repairing or Servicing Free-Standing Dishwashers

If you need to have a free-standing dishwasher serviced or repaired, there are plenty of appliance repair companies around New Zealand. On this website you can search in your town or city for a local service company.