Choosing the right dishwasher

Apart from the obvious criteria such as the type of dishwasher (full, compact, 60cm) there are other factors determining the choice.

Apart from the obvious criteria such as the type of dishwasher (full, compact, 60cm) there are other essential key factors determining the choice of a dishwasher.

Dishwasher:Energy class

The energy class determines the degree of energy consumption of a dishwasher. We find on the products during the purchase an energy label implemented by the European Community. These labels allow the devices to be compared in terms of efficiency and energy consumption (water and electricity). The appliances classified in category A correspond to the most economical dishwashers in terms of consumption.


The capacity of the dishwasher

This is measured by the number of cutlery that the dishwasher accepts. A cover generally corresponds to:

  • 1 flat plate
  • 1 deep plate
  • 1 dessert plate
  • 1 coffee cup
  • 1 saucer
  • 1 glass
  • 1 fork
  • 1 knife
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 dessert spoon
  • 1 tbsp

Dishwasher:Sound level

A dishwasher is considered very quiet when its noise level does not exceed 45 dB . + 49 dB: It is essential to close the kitchen door when it is working. Between 47-48 dB: Quite discreet You can turn it on (almost) at any time. Between 43 and 49 dB: He is forgotten. Possibility of setting it to run day and night. Below 43 dB: It is the great silence.

Water and electricity consumption

The water and electricity consumption depends on the selected washing temperature. To reduce operating costs, it is better to opt for a model that uses little water. There are dishwashers with wash programs that adjust the water usage and wash time according to the soil level of the dishes to be cleaned.


Dishwasher baskets are often modular. Modularity varies depending on the model. Some will have a modular lower basket but also an upper basket adjustable in height.


The dishwashers can be fitted with various safety devices. The overflow protection : it helps by automatically activating a drain pump, to limit and control the water level in the tank. The anti-leak safety device : it stops the arrival of the water circuit in the event of a leak. The aquastop safety : allows the automatic shutdown of the water supply. Anti-overheating safety : the dishwasher is composed of a resistance protecting it from all risks of overheating