Electricity usage of a Dishwasher
A dishwasher is a household appliance used to wash your cutlery, dishes and other kitchen utilities. Modern dishwashers are energy efficient and do not use a lot of water. Dishwashers use between 1200 and 2400 watts of power, with an average dishwasher using 1800 watts.
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Hours Used Per Day: Enter how many hours the device is being used on average per day, if the power consumption is lower than 1 hour per day enter as a decimal. (For example: 30 minutes per day is 0.5)
Power Use (Watts): Enter the average power consumption of the device in watts.
Price (kWh): Enter the cost you are paying on average per kilowatt hour, our caculators use the default value of 0.10 or 10 cents. To find an exact price check your electricity bill or take a look at Global Electricity Prices.
Dishwashers will typically use less water than hand washing if you are washing a full load of dishes. Always fully load your dishwasher, it will use the same amount of energy and water as washing less. Avoid the heat drying cycle in a dishwasher, instead leave your dishes to air dry it will help conserve energy.