10.4 - DISHWASHER
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a dishwasher
Yes 10,097,249 A 680,653 A 2,469,519 A 3,642,497 A
No 3,974,301 A 309,100 A 1,045,201 A 1,603,834 A
Not stated 102,258 M - U - U - U
Size of the dishwasher
Compact (mini - exterior width less than 56 cm/22 in.) 391,924 A 20,335 M 69,225 M 144,881 M
Standard (full size - exterior width greater than or equal to 56 cm/22 in.) 9,054,399 A 622,237 A 2,261,988 A 3,261,079 A
Valid skip 3,974,301 A 309,100 A 1,045,201 A 1,603,834 A
Don't know 119,420 A - U - U 49,200 M
Not stated 633,763 A 41,273 M 161,766 M 221,401 A
Age of the dishwasher
Do not have/use appliance 3,985,248 A 310,396 A 1,045,617 A 1,610,384 A
5 years or less 3,516,551 A 217,231 A 862,298 A 1,283,811 A
6 to 10 years 2,622,765 A 172,104 A 619,296 A 902,705 A
11 to 15 years 1,252,668 A 72,534 A 355,270 A 477,770 A
16 to 20 years 426,421 A 35,807 M 142,812 M 143,743 A
21 to 25 years 190,669 M - U 21,967 M - U
26 years or more 82,195 M - U - U - U
Don't know 285,670 A 24,838 M - U 108,215 M
Not stated 1,811,620 A 147,819 A 471,951 A 646,968 A
Households with an ENERGY STAR® dishwasher
Not applicable 4,259,256 A 326,623 A 1,144,762 A 1,678,947 A
Yes 6,071,243 A 378,933 A 1,460,245 A 2,303,842 A
No 1,514,901 A 105,936 A 443,571 A 510,683 A
Don't know 1,739,700 A 123,996 A 380,278 A 597,512 A
Not stated 588,707 A 61,838 M 132,428 M 189,412 A
Dishes rinsed before placing in dishwasher
Yes 5,635,198 A 328,269 A 1,621,718 A 1,988,756 A
No 2,827,639 A 220,531 A 543,379 A 1,010,037 A
Occasionally 1,035,347 A 104,189 A 197,840 M 406,103 A
Valid skip 3,974,301 A 309,100 A 1,045,201 A 1,603,834 A
Don't know - U     - U - U
Not stated 626,663 A 35,237 M 141,065 M 237,028 A
Usual dishwasher dish drying method used
Heat on (with the door closed) 6,198,031 A 396,413 A 1,631,069 A 2,131,312 A
Heat off (with the door closed) 1,939,394 A 169,040 A 415,025 A 784,565 A
Door open (dishes dry naturally) 1,135,766 A 69,529 A 266,452 A 428,148 A
Valid skip 3,974,301 A 309,100 A 1,045,201 A 1,603,834 A
Don't know 218,127 A - U - U 82,284 M
Not stated 708,189 A 45,103 M 164,488 M 250,253 A
Load of dishes washed by dishwasher during an average week
One or less 1,745,825 A 142,682 A 435,836 A 658,754 A
Two to three 3,382,653 A 213,635 A 945,414 A 1,220,530 A
Four to seven 3,635,184 A 249,675 A 795,654 A 1,299,986 A
More than seven 431,464 A 26,508 M 80,424 M 160,840 A
Valid skip 3,974,301 A 309,100 A 1,045,201 A 1,603,834 A
Don't know 209,213 A - U - U 60,857 M
Not stated 795,167 A 45,826 M 222,012 M 275,595 A

Legend:

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

Notes:

Valid skips indicate households that do not have dishwashers.
Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use