Let’s talk a little bit about dishwashers and perhaps this information can be useful for your next dishwasher use or purchase!

This is part 1 🙂 


1. Size

Compact Dishwashers

Compact dishwashers are smaller in size and width. They are ideal for small kitchens, families and if you have a few dishes. 


2. Standard Dishwashers

Standard dishwashers suit bigger families and larger spaces, so if you have a large kitchen you wouldn’t mind having a standard dishwasher. 


2. Capacity: Place settings


While compact vs standard size focuses on width and space they occupy; typically dishwashers are categorized according to their place settings. 

But how much is a place setting?

  • a large dinner plate and a small snack plate
  • a soup bowl
  • a tea/coffee cup with a saucer
  • a drinking glass 
  • cutlery


For compact dishwashers, they usually hold from 8 to 10 place settings. 

Standard dishwashers range from 12 to 16 place settings.


3. Water and Energy consumption


If you use programs with high heat settings for better cleaning and drying then you should know they consume a lot of water and energy. That may mean better results but higher bills so what’s the alternative?





4. Eco program


It’s an energy-saving program that saves you 30% compared to default dishwashing programs. You may use it if your plates are not heavily soiled and don’t need as much heat. It’s a long washing cycle that consumes less energy through less water heating and longer time soaping. 

5. Noise level

You want to have a dishwasher that is not too loud so you can carry your conversations without interruption, have nothing disturb the peace of your home and if you want to turn it on and go to bed you should be able to sleep without trouble.


Noise level is measured in decibels (dB) and the higher it is, the noisier your dishwasher is. So you want to opt for medium to low noise levels. 

High noise level: mid 50’s dB

Medium noise level: mid 40’s dB

Low noise level: low 40’s


Stay tuned for part 2 🙂