3. I. DISHWASHERS

  • Dishwashers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are on average about 5 percent more energy efficient and 15 percent more water efficient than standard models.
    Source: U.S. EPA.
  • An ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher costs less than $35 annually to run, on average.
    Source: U.S. EPA.
  • An ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will save on average 1,600 gallons of water over its lifetime.
    Source: U.S. EPA.

General Facts:

  • On average, U.S. households run their dishwashers about 4 times per week, for a total of over 200 times per year.
    Source: DOE and ENERGY STAR reference test procedure at 10 CFR 430 Subpart B, Appendix C1.

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Updated: September 2014