Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Final regulation

1016/2010 and 1059/2010: Domestic dishwashers

Last updated: 03 December 2018

This product group is under revision. Feed back period ended in November 2018 and will be followed by public consultation.

Current ecodesign requirements for dishwashers include:

  • Prohibition of dishwashers of current energy class A in December 2011 and stricter requirements for dishwashers with more than 10 place settings from 2011 and 2013.

  • Limits for water consumption, standby and off modes.

  • Instruction manuals for energy use and water consumption.

The regulation entered into force 1 December 2010 and will applied from 1 December 2011 with some exemptions.


The energy labelling regulation for domestic dishwashers entered into force in December 2010 . Labels for this product group were introduced already in 1992. According to the previous system, the best class is A. However, new technologies would allow about half the energy consumption of an A-class product. Therefore the scale was extended upwards with three new classes (A+, A++ and A+++).

Date Process Key documents
2018-11 Feed back period ended in November. Public consultation upcoming.

Draft ecodesign requirements and feed back can be retrieved here

View draft energy labelling requirements here

2017-12-19 Consultation Forum

WD Energy Labelling (docx)
Annexes Energy Labelling (docx)
WD Ecodesign (docx)
Annexes Ecodesign (docx)

Explanatory memorandum (docx)

2017 Review study finalised

Review study (pdf)

Follow up (pdf)

2010-12 Labelling regulation enters into force

Final labelling regulation (pdf)

2010-11 Regulation published in the Official Journal

Final ecodesign regulation (pdf)

2008 Study on domestic wet appliances

Final report (zip)


Archived documents (zip)