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I love how quiet this is!
The dishwasher that came with the house we bought was at least 25 years old. You couldn't even hold a conversation in the kitchen because that thing was so loud! If eventually stopped...Read complete review
The dishwasher that came with the house we bought was at least 25 years old. You couldn't even hold a conversation in the kitchen because that thing was so loud! If eventually stopped working, and we had to buy a new one. We chose this model because a friend has a similar model and she loves it. I like that the controls are hidden, it gives it a sleek look. The black does show any dried water spots easily, but I hate white appliances and didn't want to spend the money on stainless steel. I think the silverware baskets have enough room for plenty of utensils. There are plenty of prongs on each level, so stacking multiple ways for maximum fit is possible in many ways. It is very quiet when running, so having conversations in the kitchen is easily done. I think the cycles run for a very long time, but I'm finding that seems to be the way all dishwashers are these days. The good side of that is it does a great job getting most foods off the dishes fairly well. The only time it doesn't is if the silverware bins are overly full, then some food particles may stick to utensils if packed in there too tightly. The only other complaint I have is I have arthritis, so I find the lid to the rinse aid dispenser a little difficult to remove so I have to have my husband do it. Overall I would recommend this model. We've had it for a few years and has not given us any problems.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not accepable for our water pressure
Pros Black front, hidden controls are nice. Gray interior is fine, and would hide stains (though not white hard water deposits). Its layout is flexible to place a variety of cups,...Read complete review
Pros Black front, hidden controls are nice. Gray interior is fine, and would hide stains (though not white hard water deposits). Its layout is flexible to place a variety of cups, plates, bowels etc. Cons * Not as quiet as the one it replaced. (It did not claim to be the quietest available, but I hoped an average one would be as quiet as our 5 or 10 year old previous one.) * The water fills on a timer, expecting 70-90 psi (though it also has a float cut-off). Our city only has 50 psi, so if anyone anywhere in the house is using water, it doesnâ€™t clean the dishes (it doesnâ€™t fill enough, for the pump to have enough water to work â€" it canâ€™t even wash the soap out of the soap dispenser). The serviceman we had out while it was still under warranty explained this, and that it has a restrictor on the water inlet, but he was not allowed to remove/open it. * It takes forever to run (especially if you are waiting to take a shower!) The service guy recommended we run it on â€œnormalâ€� rather than â€œautosenseâ€� or â€œheavy.â€� It helps if you listen, and pour a quart or two of hot water in it as it completes each drain cycle, as it is very slow to fill. * The filter must be manually cleaned, and it clogs way too easily. In addition to cleaning it after each complete cycle, I often have to listen and clean it after the first rinse or it clogs and blocks too much water flow and the dishes donâ€™t get clean, the detergent doesnâ€™t even get rinsed out of the dispenser. I shouldnâ€™t have to wash all the dishes before putting them in. Also you have to catch it just as it empties completely and before it starts filling, or the soil floats in the water and isnâ€™t deposited on the filter to be removed. * Plates cups and dishes often donâ€™t get clean. We have figured out that this is especially if anyone/anything is using water, or if there is more than minimal soil, and the filter gets too clogged. * The detergent dispenser frequently has a large amount of detergent residue left in and around it (especially if I donâ€™t make sure not to use the silverware slots under and in front of it). * It does better if I put a second detergent packet in at the beginning, to help the first rinse (old dishwashers used to require that, but it doubles the detergent cost). * The top utensil holder doesnâ€™t get enough water flow to clean â€" itâ€™s really not usable. If I put a detergent packet on it, it doesnâ€™t even disappear/dissolve during the first rinse cycle (even if I make sure it has enough water). * The bottom utensil holder is right under the soap dispenser, so you canâ€™t use the middle of the front row. If you put utensils there, it traps the soap dispenser from opening. * No rinse cycle only â€" I have to run a whole wash cycle again to remove the detergent residue, or catch it just as it empties and stop it and cancel the rest of the cycle. * Silverware racks are not secure. With just two flexible plastic tabs holding them on, they fall off easily, especially when loaded. * I donâ€™t like that I canâ€™t see it progress through the cycles. I donâ€™t know if it is almost done or if itâ€™s still on preliminary rinses or even if the soap dispenser has opened without opening it to see. But then most of the new ones have this same drawback. Summary If you have very good water pressure, and you like to pre-wash your dishes, and you donâ€™t need a lot of silverware space, and you are good at remembering to clean filters, and arranging stuff just right, it should be acceptable. If you want to have the kids or hubby run it â€" run! For an energy and time saving appliance, I give it a zero. I think I could hand wash the dishes faster and with less water!
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Love how much space it has
from Laurel, MS
Comments about GE 24" Black Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher:
I bought it after lightning hit my old one that was GE also. It holds a lot the only complaint I have is that my dishes do not dry I am not sure if it is something I have not done correctly but other than that it is wonderful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Avondale, AZ, United States
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from near St. Louis, MO
Our old unit was 9 yrs old, and this one is so super quiet, you can hardly hear it. Washes everything great. My only complaint is that I must use the heated dry option. The old unit had a vent on the front where steam could escape after the cycle and everything dried quite well. This unit has no vent and a lot of water clings to everything that is plastic, including the inside of the machine and silver racks. The manual says that you may leave the door open at the end of the cycle to facilitate drying, but with 2 cats in the house, I wouldn't want to do that! Both the salesperson and the installer said to just throw the soap packet in the bottom of the machine, but read your manual! Put it in the soap compartment, otherwise it will wash out of the machine too soon!
Dont buy this model!
from Chatham, IL, United States
We bought this about 3 month ago and have had several problems. A repairman has be here 5 times for fix or repair and its still not fixed. It does a horrible job drying the dishes. The soap cup door would not consistently open during each wash. The control buttons are located on the very top of the washer door making it very difficult to get our fingers between the counter top and the controls when the door is closed. Two different plastic pieces on the door have been broken by the serviceman while attempting to fix the other problems as mentioned above. Im 57 years old and have several different dishwashers in my life but this one is the worst ever.
God Looking Dishwasher
from Conyers Ga
this was a mothers day gift and a very welcome one, If loaded correctly the dishes come out sparkling clean with no need to prewash, the cutlery racks are a very nice feature though I have to check every one for cleanliness
I hate this dishwasher!
from Walnut Creek, CA, United States
I really wish I had paid more and gotten another brand. This is the poorest design. You cannot use the center lower silverware rack or it obstructs the soap dispenser. It has broken 6 expensive butter knives that have been placed in the top silverware rack. It is so lightweight that glasses on the top rack tumble against each other and break. If the lower front basket gets loaded first the basket tips forward. I am out hundreds of dollars in broken silverware and glasses. This is the worst dishwasher and I cannot wait to replace it!
Doesn't do the job
from Shreveport, LA, United States
After only six years we were forced to replace our GE dishwasher and electric range/oven because of poor performance. We even had a repairman try to fix the oven (lots of $money), but the heat level was still erratic. The new FE dishwasher leaves soap in the tub, and will not completely dry the dishes, even on higher settings.
from Indianapolis, IN, United States
Runs quiet, cleans dishes, looks good, easy to use the buttons.
from Tucson, AZ, United States
This dishwaher was already in the house when I bought this house last year. (New) I really like how quiet it is. The overall performance is good.
Great dishwasher and I love the hidden features
from El Paso, TX, United States
I bought this product about a year ago and I am happy with the product
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