10.4 - DISHWASHER
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a dishwasher
Yes 9,299,413 A 573,391 A 2,118,762 A 3,395,910 A
No 3,968,440 A 356,698 A 1,127,087 A 1,590,004 A
Not stated 331,269 A 49,816 M U 77,565 M
Size of the dishwasher
Compact (mini - exterior width less than 56 cm/22 in.) 495,455 M U U 199,831 M
Standard (full size - exterior width greater than or equal to 56 cm/22 in.) 8,220,994 A 523,125 A 1,992,397 A 3,093,690 A
Don't know 129,024 M U U U
Not stated 785,208 A 77,608 M 167,839 M 171,791 M
Age of the dishwasher
5 years or less 3,922,247 A 220,704 A 898,785 A 1,352,097 A
6 to 10 years 2,699,356 A 170,331 A 658,466 A 1,050,788 A
11 to 15 years 1,327,981 A 82,270 A 259,250 A 627,034 A
16 to 20 years 555,615 A 41,723 M 131,959 M 158,397 M
21 to 25 years 202,912 M U U 65,585 M
26 years or more 79,718 M U U U
Don't know 415,335 A U U 113,075 M
Not stated 427,518 A 53,213 M 190,581 M 88,750 M
Households with an ENERGY STAR® dishwasher
Yes 4,661,513 A 275,447 A 1,065,544 A 1,739,777 A
No 1,922,489 A 99,487 A 467,206 A 641,950 A
Don't know 1,711,571 A 150,079 A 269,886 A 700,450 A
Not stated 1,335,108 A 98,195 A 456,492 A 391,299 A
Usual dishwasher dish drying method used
Heat on (with the door closed) 5,191,682 A 324,040 A 1,331,715 A 1,840,632 A
Heat off (with the door closed) 2,324,099 A 154,342 A 469,312 A 1,064,927 A
Door open (dishes dry naturally) 1,214,259 A 58,272 M 305,036 A 353,992 A
Don't know 147,654 M U U U
Not stated 752,987 A 79,936 M 124,988 M 180,648 M
Load of dishes washed by dishwasher during an average week
One or less 1,608,337 A 59,548 M 486,524 A 539,118 A
Two to three 3,337,304 A 237,758 A 921,407 A 1,301,291 A
Four to seven 3,270,921 A 222,061 A 578,188 A 1,235,585 A
More than seven 378,047 A U U 154,823 M
Don't know 178,257 M U U U
Not stated 857,815 A 83,629 A 214,220 M 179,462 M

Note:

Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use