Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Final regulation

1016/2010 and 1059/2010: Domestic dishwashers

Last updated: 01 December 2017

This product group is under revision. Consultation Forum for this product group will be held 19 December 2017.

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 10place 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
2017-12-19 Consultation Forum

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

Explanatory memorandum (docx)

2014 Review study starded

Review study web site

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)