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The New DOE Dishwasher Test Procedure: Development and First Results



Natascha S. Milesi-Ferretti, J Bowman, B Twigg


This paper summarizes the main changes to the test procedure for residential dishwashers and, Department of Energy s (DOE, Department) and industry s collaborative efforts to develop the data supporting those changes. It also quantifies energy consumption impacts of the newly adopted test procedure through tests of two soil-sensing dishwashers. The test procedure outlined here is a model for future DOE and industry efforts. The test results presented were an important step in validating and demonstrating the DOE test procedure as a means to obtain efficiency factors that consumers can rely on for making purchase decisions.
Proceedings Title
International Appliance Technical Conference
Conference Dates
March 29-31, 2004
Conference Location
Lexington, KY


appliance, dishwasher, energy, pre-treatment, soil sensing, test procedures


Milesi-Ferretti, N. , Bowman, J. and Twigg, B. (2004), The New DOE Dishwasher Test Procedure: Development and First Results, International Appliance Technical Conference , Lexington, KY, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created March 29, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017