Dishwasher sizes (or capacities) are measured by the number of place settings and serving pieces they can hold at a time. A standard size dishwasher is defined as having a capacity greater than or equal to eight place settings and six serving pieces. A compact dishwasher is defined as being able to fit less than eight place settings and six serving pieces. Both standard and compact models are eligible for ENERGY STAR qualification. The typical dishwasher cavity is 24, and that is the size of most dishwasher models. Several manufacturers offer 18 models, which are very popular in smaller kitchens and apartments. The majority of the 18 models on the market can fit eight place settings and six serving pieces, and are therefore considered standard sized dishwashers.
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ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
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energy savings at home
Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
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A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
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