Looking at reviews to find the best, energy efficient dishwasher for your home? Good idea!
Your home appliances can really add to your energy bills — and your carbon footprint.
If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, look for a model that’s Energy Star certified. Energy Star is a program that was started by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the 1990’s. It created a certification standard for energy-efficient computers and appliances. The EPA says that in 2006, $14 billion were saved in energy costs through the implementation of Energy Star products.
Here’s a list of the top ten best dishwashers available in the U.S. in 2011, ranked strictly by efficiency. Most of these are premium dishwashers, so you’ll also get a quiet dishwasher that cleans well too. Model numbers with asterisks (*), contain characters that denote color, or another variable unrelated to energy efficiency. This list was compiled using Energy Star’s Energy Factor criteria, which is a measurement of energy use per cycle. The higher the Energy Factor, the better.