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Commercial Dishwasher Market - By Product Type (Undercounter, Door or hood type, Flight-Type, Glasswashers, Pot and Utensil Washers, Others (Conveyor, etc.)), By Capacity, By Place Settings, By Wash Cycle, By Category, By Price Range, By Application, By Distribution Channel, Forecast 2024 – 2032

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  • Published Date: Jun 2024
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Commercial Dishwasher Market Size

Commercial Dishwasher Market size was valued at around USD 3.5 Billion in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.4% between 2024 to 2032. This growth has been attributed to a variety of factors such as rising urbanization and increasing hygiene awareness. Urbanization is a major driver. As cities expand and populations grow, the demand for restaurants, hotels, and catering services increases. These establishments require efficient and high-capacity dishwashing solutions to handle large volumes of dishes hygienically.

Commercial Dishwasher Market

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs projects, by 2050, 68.4% of the world's population will live in urban areas. This rapid urbanization creates a significant growth opportunity for the commercial dishwasher market. This rapid growth translates to a booming food service industry such as restaurants, cafes, and catering services that requires efficient and high-volume dishwashing solution.

Additionally, there is increased awareness of hygiene. Commercial dishwashers offer a demonstrably superior level of hygiene compared to handwashing. High-temperature wash cycles and sanitizing rinses effectively eliminate harmful bacteria, ensuring a cleaner and safer dining experience. According to the National Restaurant Association found that 72% of restaurant patrons consider cleanliness a major factor influencing their dining experience, which implies that consumers prioritize cleanliness, the demand for commercial dishwashers in restaurants, hotels, and other food service establishments continues to rise, fueling market growth.

One major concern in the growth of the commercial dishwasher market is the high upfront costs. High upfront costs pose a significant challenge to the growth of the market, particularly for smaller establishments. According to the National Restaurant Association, in 2023, the average cost of installing a new dishwasher in a restaurant kitchen can range from USD 3,000 to USD 10,000, depending on factors like size, features, and brand. This can be a major barrier to entry for budget-conscious businesses, especially restaurants, cafes, and catering services just starting out. According to the National Restaurant Association 42% of independent restaurant operators consider equipment costs to be one of their top financial burdens. This financial constraint can lead smaller businesses to opt for manual dishwashing or less efficient dishwasher models, hindering the overall market growth. Furthermore, manufacturers can tackle these challenges by developing a range of commercial dishwashers with diverse features and capacities to cater to different budgets. Additionally, manufacturers can partner with financial institutions to offer leasing or loan programs with competitive interest rates and flexible payment terms.

Commercial Dishwasher Market Trends

There is a growing trend of using water efficient models of market. The market is experiencing a growing emphasis on energy and water efficiency, driven by rising utility costs and environmental concerns. According to a 2024 report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), high-temperature commercial dishwashers can use an average of 12 gallons of water per cycle.  However, advancements in technology are leading to more water-efficient models. This implies to significant cost savings on water bills for businesses, along with a reduced environmental footprint. 

Furthermore, manufacturers are capitalizing on this trend by developing and promoting water-saving features like low-flow spray heads, water recycling systems, and sensor-activated wash cycles that adjust water usage based on load size.  This focus on sustainability is not only attracting environmentally conscious consumers but also making commercial dishwashers a more suitable for businesses in the long run.

Another trend is the integration of advanced technologies that is witnessing in the commercial dishwasher market. By offering features like real-time monitoring and data-driven insights, smart dishwashers empower businesses to streamline operations, minimize downtime, and improve overall kitchen efficiency. According to the National Restaurant Association, whose 2023 survey revealed that 68% of restaurant operators are interested in investing in smart kitchen equipment to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. These smart dishwashers can be connected to the internet or internal networks, allowing for remote monitoring and control.

Operators can use apps or web interfaces to track wash cycles, diagnose problems, schedule maintenance, and optimize water and energy usage. This trend towards connectivity aligns with the growing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the commercial kitchen space. For example, Electrolux, offers a line of "connected" dishwashers under their "Electrolux Professional Cloud" platform. These dishwashers allow for remote monitoring of wash cycles, detergent levels, and machine performance through a mobile app or web interface.

Additionally, apart from IoT focused innovations, the commercial dishwasher market has also witnessed the rise in hygiene focused innovations as well. These advancements cater to the growing consumer demand for cleanliness in restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice settings.  By offering superior hygiene capabilities, such as high temperature wash cycles, chemical sanitizers, ultraviolet light technology, manufacturers are not only addressing a critical public health concern but also creating a competitive advantage in the market. 

Commercial Dishwasher Market Analysis

Commercial Dishwasher Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 – 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on product type, the market can be segmented into under-counter, door or hood type, flight-type, glasswashers, pot and utensil washers, and others (conveyor, etc.). in 2023, the under-counter segment accounted for revenue of around USD 1.4 Billion in the year 2023 and expected to reach around USD 1.9 Billion by 2032. Undercounter commercial dishwashers provide flexibility and versatility. According to the National Restaurant Association found that 58% of restaurant operators prioritize equipment that offers versatility for handling a variety of dishes. Undercounter dishwashers often come with adjustable or removable racks that can be configured to accommodate various dishware sizes and shapes. This allows operators to wash a diverse range of items, from delicate glassware and small utensils to large pots and pan.

Moreover, many undercounter models offer a selection of wash cycles with varying water pressure, temperature, and duration. This allows operators to choose the most appropriate cycle for the specific load, ensuring optimal cleaning for different types of dishes without damaging delicate items. Additionally, Undercounter dishwashers typically have a lower upfront cost compared to larger floor-mounted models. This affordability makes them a suitable option for budget-conscious restaurants, cafes, and other foodservice businesses.

Commercial Dishwasher Market Revenue Share, By Application, (2023)

Based on end-user type, the global commercial dishwasher market is categorized into Restaurants/Pubs, Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities, Educational Institutions, Commercial Kitchens and Catering, Bars and Cafes, Corporate cafeterias, Bakeries/Pastry Shops, Others (Sport clubs, airports, wineries, etc.). In 2023, dishwashers used in restaurants and pubs accounted for revenue of around USD 1.2 Billion in the year 2023 and expected to reach USD 1.6 Billion by 2032. As restaurants and pubs have a high volume of utensils to wash and are considered high traffic areas, it is imperative to maintain a constant supply of utensils which increases efficiency as well.

According to a 2023 report by the National Restaurant Association, full-service restaurants generate an average of 100 dirty dishes per hour during peak times. This high volume necessitates efficient and automated dishwashing solutions, making commercial dishwashers a vital piece of equipment. Furthermore, commercial dishwashers offer superior hygiene compared to manual washing, with high-temperature wash cycles and sanitizing and eliminating harmful bacteria. This focus on hygiene makes commercial dishwashers an essential investment for restaurants and pubs

North America Commercial Dishwasher Market Size, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

North America dominated the commercial dishwasher market with revenue of around USD 1.2 Billion in the year 2023 and expected to reach around USD 1.6 Billion by 2032. North America boasts a well-established and strong tourism industry. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), North America's travel and tourism industry generated USD 1.9 trillion in GDP in 2023. This implies a vast network of established restaurants, hotels, and foodservice establishments, all requiring efficient dishwashing solutions. This established infrastructure creates a strong demand for commercial dishwashers.

Also, major commercial dishwasher manufacturers are headquartered in North America, such as Hobart and Ecolab. This aids in innovation and a focus on advanced features like water and energy-efficient models, smart technology integration, and high-performance wash cycles. Furthermore, the increasing disposable income has been leading to more dining out of the consumers thereby propelling the market.

North America: In terms of country, the US is dominating with an overall market share of around 78.1% in the North American commercial Dishwasher market. This growth can be attributed to a confluence of factors – regulations, public health concerns, and consumer expectations driving the demand for high-performance commercial dishwashers in the U.S. market. For instance, according to the U.S. has well-defined regulations set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding food safety and sanitation in food service establishments [FDA website].  These regulations emphasize the importance of proper dishwashing practices.

Europe: In terms of country, Germany is dominating the Europe commercial dishwasher market in terms of market value of around USD 240.2 Million during the 2023. European regulations regarding food safety and hygiene are some of the strictest globally. Additionally, there's a growing focus on environmental sustainability in Europe. Many German manufacturers address both these concerns by developing commercial dishwashers with advanced sanitization features and water-efficient technologies.

Asia Pacific: In terms of country China is dominating the Asia Pacific commercial dishwasher market in terms of market value around USD 273.3 Million in the year 2023 and expected to reach around USD 368.2 Million by 2032. China has a rapidly growing hospitality sector fueled by a increasing domestic tourism industry and a growing middle class with more disposable income for dining out. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), China's travel and tourism industry generated a staggering USD 2.6 trillion USD in GDP in 2023. This implies a vast network of restaurants, hotels, and foodservice outlets requiring efficient dishwashing solutions. Hence, this established infrastructure creates a strong demand for commercial dishwashers within China.

Commercial Dishwasher Market Share

North America Commercial Dishwasher Market Size, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

Key players involve in the Commercial Dishwasher industry are Hobart Corporation, Miele Professional GmbH, Electrolux Professional AB, Meiko Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, Winterhalter Gastronom GmbH, Jackson WWS, Inc., LG Electronics accounting market share of 30-40% in 2023. Manufacturers are continually investing in R&D to build advanced Commercial Dishwasher with technological advances such as remote connectivity, data driven insights, sensor activated wash cycles to provide customers with more control and convenience.

Commercial Dishwasher Market Companies

Major companies operating in the commercial dishwasher industry include:

  • Asber Professional Solutions
  • Champion Industries, Inc.
  • CMA Dishmachines
  • Comenda Ali Group S.r.l.
  • Electrolux Professional AB
  • Fagor Industrial S. Coop
  • Hobart Corporation
  • Insinger Machine Company
  • Jackson WWS, Inc.
  • Jet-Tech Systems Inc.
  • LG Electronics
  • Mash Appliances
  • Meiko Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
  • Miele Professional GmbH
  • Smeg Foodservice SpA
  • Winterhalter Gastronom GmbH

Commercial Dishwasher Industry News

  • In March 2023, Meiko launched UPster H500 hood-type dishwasher, featuring advanced energy-saving technologies. The machine incorporates a heat recovery system and intelligent water management, significantly reducing energy consumption and operating costs for commercial kitchens.
  • In September 2022, Hobart launched its new Two-Level Washer, a compact dishwasher. This innovative machine features two wash chambers that can operate independently, allowing for simultaneous washing of different types of dishes and hence, increasing overall efficiency.
  • In November 2022, Meiko, a German commercial dishwasher manufacturer, unveiled its new M-iQ BlueFire series. This line of dishwashers incorporated advanced AI technology for optimized cleaning cycles and resource management, promising significant energy and water savings.

The commercial dishwasher market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Billion) (Thousand Units) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product Type, 2021 – 2032

  • Undercounter
  • Door or hood type
  • Flight-Type
  • Glasswashers
  • Pot and Utensil Washers
  • Others (Conveyor, etc)

Market, By Capacity, 2021 – 2032

  • Below 50 Racks/Hr
  •  50 - 150- Racks/Hr
  • Above 150 Racks/Hr

Market, By Place Settings, 2021 – 2032

  • Less than 8 place settings
  •  8-14 place settings
  • Above 14 place settings

Market, By Wash Cycle, 2021 – 2032

  • Below 5 wash cycles
  • 5 - 10 wash cycles
  • Above 10 wash cycles

Market, By Category, 2021 – 2032

  • Single Drawer
  • Double Drawer
  • Drop Door

Market, By Price Range, 2021 – 2032

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Market, By Application, 2021 – 2032

  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
  • Educational Institutions
  • Commercial Kitchens and Catering
  • Bars and Cafes
  • Corporate cafeterias
  • Bakeries/Pastry Shops
  • Others (Sport clubs, airports, wineries, etc.)

Market, By Distribution Channel, 2021 – 2032

  • Direct
  • Indirect

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America 
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Commercial dishwasher industry size was worth USD 3.5 billion in 2023 and is projected to expand at 3.4% CAGR from 2024 to 2032, owing to the rising urbanization and increasing hygiene awareness.

The commercial dishwasher market share from the under-counter product segment garnered USD 1.4 billion in revenue in 2023 due to growing consumer preference for under-counter commercial dishwashers owing to their flexibility and versatility.

The restaurants and pubs end-use segment in the commercial dishwasher industry accounted for USD 1.2 billion in 2023, on account of the presence of high volume of utensils to wash.

North America commercial dishwasher industry accounted for USD 1.2 billion in 2023, led by the robust tourism sector and high disposable incomes in the region.

Commercial Dishwasher Market Scope

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