Siemens no stranger to energy efficient appliances has introduced their newest innovation in drying which has won the Award for Climate Protection and the Environment in the category for product and service innovations in the field of climate protection. This new system, dubbed the zeolitic drying system which comes in Siemens speedMatic dishwasher is around 20% more efficient than appliances in the highest energy-efficiency category.
With its minimal water consumption, 2.6 instead of 3.7 gallons per cycle, it sets a new record. This zeolitic technology works through using special minerals inside the dishwasher that generate supplementary heat. This shortens the program at 122°F to just under two hours, which is around 30 minutes less than is needed by conventional dishwashers, making the speedMatic the fastest dishwasher in the highest efficiency category.
The new dishwasher helps save energy and thus reduce CO2 emissions thanks to its increased efficiency. If all dishwashers with an energy consumption of over 1.3 kWh per cycle were replaced by ultra-efficient appliances with zeolitic drying, the savings in Germany alone would amount to over 1.2 million metric tons of CO2 a year. That corresponds to the amount of C02 produced by approximately 600,000 passenger cars, each driving 9,320 miles a year.
Siemens is the first to take this completely new technology to the mass-production stage. Although it is only featured in top-of-the-range models at present, there are already plans to introduce it successively in mid-range models.
With its good looks and energy efficiency we would love to own this dishwasher. What do you think, would you like to own a speedMatic?
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