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

  • NEFF B47VR32N0B
    NEFF B47VR32N0B
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 93.6
    • Energy efficiency index: 81.2
    • Energy consumption per cycle (kWh, convection heating): 0.87
    • Energy consumption per cycle (kWh, fan heating): 0.69
  • Liebherr Comfort TP1720
    Liebherr Comfort TP1720
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 62
    • Energy efficiency index: 21.4091
  • Hoover Hurricane Power Pets SX70HU05
    Hoover Hurricane Power Pets SX70HU05
    • Energy rating: A
    • Input power (W): 700W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 27
  • Miele WKR571 WPS
    Miele WKR571 WPS
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Noise (spin cycle - dB): 72
    • Noise (wash cycle - dB): 46
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 130
    • Energy efficiency index: 27.4
    • Spin efficiency rating: A
    • Annual water consumption (l/year): 11000
    • Weighted average energy per washing cycle (kWh): 0.59
  • AEG RTB81521AX
    AEG RTB81521AX
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 94