In order to be featured on Topten, dishwasher models must comply with EU Energy labelling regulation No 1059/2010 as well as with the following Topten criteria:

  • Have an Energy Efficiency Index rating of EEI < 50 (corresponding to the A+++ rating)
  • Have a drying efficiency rating of A
  • Have a maximum water consumption of 10L per cycle

Ecodesign minimum rating

The current minimum energy rating of a dishwasher that can be placed on the market is the A+ class.

Best available technology

The most efficient dishwashers currently on the market achieve the A+++ class.


Annual energy consumption: the energy consumption according to the EU energy label, based on 280 standard cycles, in kWh.

Capacity: the maximum load capacity of the dishwasher, in standard place settings according to standard EN 50242: Electric dishwashers for household use.

Construction: free-standing or built-in (integrated).

Dimensions: the unpacked dimensions of the product in mm.

Energy consumption per cycle: energy consumption per cycle in kWh according to suppliers' declarations for the standard programme.

Energy Efficiency Index: the basis for the determination of the energy efficiency class. The lower the value, the more efficient is the dishwasher.

Energy label: the energy efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient).

Water consumption per cycle: the water consumption of the standard cycle according to suppliers’ declarations, in litres.

Drying efficiency class: the drying efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Noise level: the noise emissions during the standard cycle in decibels (dB), according to the EU energy label.

Featured Products

  • Philips CorePro LED Candle
    Philips CorePro LED Candle
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Equivalent watts: 25W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 4
    • Luminous efficacy (lm/W): 62.5
    • Power (W): 4
  • Bosch DWA067E51B
    Bosch DWA067E51B
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Fluid dynamic efficiency: 32.4
    • Grease filtering efficiency: 81.3
    • Lighting efficiency (lux/W): 138
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 28.4
    • Fluid dynamic efficiency class: A
    • Lighting efficiency class: A
    • Grease filtering efficiency class: C
  • Samsung UE28J4100
    Samsung UE28J4100
    • Energy rating: A+
    • On-mode power: 21
    • Standby power (W): 0.3
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 31
  • Bosch KIV87VS30G
    Bosch KIV87VS30G
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 231
  • AEG T8DBG842R
    AEG T8DBG842R
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Energy use per cycle, full load (kWh): 1.99
    • Energy use per cycle, part load (kWh): 1.07
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 235
    • Energy efficiency index: 31.8549
    • Condenser efficiency class: B