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Ecodesign and energy labelling — household dishwashers



Regulation (EU) 2019/2022 on ecodesign requirements for household dishwashers

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2017 on energy labelling of household dishwashers


Household dishwashers are subject to new and revised ecodesign* requirements and energy labelling* rules. Ecodesign and energy labelling go hand-in-hand providing European consumers with valuable information to enable them to make an informed choice and eventually increase the market for more energy efficient products.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2022 sets out ecodesign requirements, pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC, for the sale of or putting into service electric mains-operated household dishwashers, including built-in household dishwashers and electric mains-operated household dishwashers that can also be powered by batteries. It amends Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repeals Regulation (EU) No 1016/2010.

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2017 sets out rules on the labelling of, and supply of additional product information on, these appliances. It supplements Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repeals Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010.


The Regulation (EU) 2019/2022:

  • Sets out the ecodesign requirements in Annex II, which cover:
    • programme requirements, including rules on providing an eco programme. The eco programme must be set as the default programme where possible, or made available for direct selection without the need for any other selection such as a specific temperature or load. The indications ‘normal’, ‘daily’, ‘regular’ and ‘standard’ must not be used in programme names either alone or in combination with other information;
    • energy efficiency;
    • functional requirements, including cleaning and drying performance;
    • low power modes (off mode and standby mode);
    • resource efficiency, including availability of spare parts, access to repair and maintenance information, material recovery and recycling;
    • information for installers and end-users.
  • Sets out the conformity assessment procedure: national authorities must apply the verification procedures laid down in Annex IV when carrying out market surveillance checks, and the measurement methods and calculations that must be followed in Annex III.
  • Annex V sets out indicative benchmarks based on the best available technology on the market for energy efficiency, energy and water consumption, airborne acoustical noise emissions and programme duration for the eco programme.

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2017 supplements Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 on energy labelling and sets out:

The energy efficiency class and the acoustic airborne noise emission class which are based on an index set out in Annex II.

Suppliers must ensure that:

  • each household dishwasher has a printed label in the format set out in Annex III;
  • the parameters of the product information sheet (Annex V), and the content of the technical documentation (Annex VI) are uploaded into the product database;
  • dealers receive for each household dishwasher model an electronic label in Annex III format and an electronic product information sheet as set out in Annex V.

Dealers must ensure that:

  • each household dishwasher bears a clearly visible label provided by suppliers in line with Annex III;
  • in the event of distance selling, the label and product information sheet comply with Annexes VII and VIII.

Internet hosting platforms must ensure that the electronic label and electronic product information sheet provided by the dealer are clearly displayed, according to Annex VIII, on all household dishwashers sold directly through the site.

National authorities apply the verification procedure laid down in Annex IX when carrying out market surveillance checks.

The European Commission must review these regulations in the light of technological progress 6 years after the entry into force including the possibility of addressing circular economy objectives.


They both apply from 1 March 2021.


For more information, see:


Ecodesign: Policy to improve, through better design, products’ environmental performance throughout their life cycle, especially their energy efficiency.
Energy labelling: Energy labelling enables customers to make informed choices based on the energy consumption of energy-related products via an A-G/green-to-red scale.


Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2022 of 1 October 2019 laying down ecodesign requirements for household dishwashers pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 1016/2010 (OJ L 315, 5.12.2019, pp. 267-284)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2017 of 11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010 (OJ L 315, 5.12.2019, pp. 134-154)


Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2017 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU (OJ L 198, 28.7.2017, pp. 1-23)

Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (OJ L 285, 31.10.2009, pp. 10-35)

Successive amendments to Directive 2009/125/EC have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

last update 26.05.2020