How Long Does a Dishwasher Take to Finish

How Long Does a Dishwasher Take to Finish?

If you’ve got guests coming over and you’ve finished work super late, you might need to rush home to clean your dirty dishes before they arrive.

But, how long is the dishwasher going to take to finish? After all, you don’t have all the time in the world, and your hungry diners are expecting your finest dinner set tonight…


Dishwasher Programme Lengths

Here’s a quick guide to how long different dishwasher programmes take on average:

  • Normal or Universal: 120 minutes
  • Eco (45-50 °C): 165-190 minutes
  • Intensive (45-50 °C): 130-180 minutes
  • Light or Delicates (45 °C): 100-140 minutes
  • Rapid or Quick: 15-30 minutes
  • Soak, Pre-wash or Pre-rinse: 5-12 minutes
  • Hygiene (65 °C): 100 minutes

As you can see, a dishwasher can take from 5 minutes to over three hours to finish depending on the cycle you choose.

If you think that your dishwasher is taking an unusually long time to finish a cycle, you should check out my reasons above so you can sort the problem out.

How long does a dishwasher take?