The global smart dishwasher market size is expected to reach $5.3 billion in the next 5-6 years, rising at a market growth of 14.4% CAGR during the period. A smart dishwasher is a connected smart home appliance (such as a smart microwave or smart oven) that gives your standard dishwasher enhanced functionality, these functionalities can include Wi-Fi connectivity and usability choices such as voice control from an active virtual home assistant and smartphone controls.
A dishwasher is a machine for cleaning dishware and cutlery automatically. Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher cleans by spraying hot water, typically between 45 and 75 °C (110 and 170 °F), at the dishes, with lower temperatures used for delicate items.
The growing value of kitchen renovation or remodeling is a key factor driving the growth of the smart dishwasher industry. Changing customer habits and tastes due to rapid urbanization results in kitchen renovation or remodeling. The interest in building a modular kitchen contributes to the exponential growth of smart kitchen appliances such as dining utensils, cooking utensils, and dishwashers.
Wi-Fi enabled smart dishwashers are a key development in the smart dishwasher industry. The Wi-Fi-enabled dishwasher enables owners to monitor the cleaning process, allowing them to start and track cycles remotely via phone or tablet. For example, LG Wi-Fi-powered smart dishwashers come with built-in SmartThinQ technology that provides mobile alerts when the process is over.
For many consumers looking for items that make life simpler, smart dishwashers are becoming more and more popular with customers. However, with the rise in the disposable income of the average household, there has been a growing demand for smart dishwashers. Nevertheless, continuous new product advances in these appliances have steadily increased the time and quality of the operation of kitchen appliances and are expected to fuel demand growth over the forecast period.
Based on the product, the market is segmented into Free-Standing Dishwasher and Built-in Dishwasher. Based on the application, the market is segmented into Households and Commercial.
The key stakeholders of the market include Robert Bosch GmbH, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG Corporation), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group), Whirlpool Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Arcelik Group, Haier Group Corporation, Miele & Cie. KG, Electrolux AB, and SMEG S.p.A.
Miele recently announced the launch of the G6700 dishwasher line. The line provides smart features and an auto-dispensing detergent disk. The G6700 line is heavy on the smart technology that has been helping homeowners to do less to get their dishes clean. Whirlpool China invested more than $42-million in a new smart dishwasher plant in Hefei. The new Hefei factory will focus on manufacturing new dishwashers.
Last year, LG Electronics introduced QuadWash dishwashers. It delivers consumers an efficient solution to clean dishes thoroughly in just one powerful wash. The LG QuadWash steam dishwashers also feature LG’s TrueSteam technology, which uses a steam generator to ensure hygienic cleaning and anti-bacterial disinfection for a more hygienic wash for your family.