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Quite, simple and pretty effective.
The GE GDF510GDWW is a cost effective, quiet dishwasher with a nice array of features for the price point. The dishwasher capacity is quite good. The upper rack does a nice job with...Read complete review
The GE GDF510GDWW is a cost effective, quiet dishwasher with a nice array of features for the price point. The dishwasher capacity is quite good. The upper rack does a nice job with glassware and handles wine glasses even without the attachment. The height differential between the upper and lower allows you to place large, irregular items on the lower rack. The slotted silverware basket and it's multiple placement options also is a simple innovation which gives you a lot of flexibility for loading. Consumer Reports gave it high marks for noise and the marks were well earned. There is a secondary basket for lids and tall items. It's useful but does not always accommodate different thicknesses of spatulas, spoons and whatnot. The dishwasher does a nice job with cleaning. It's rare for every dish not to be spotless. I have found the "pods" are more effective than traditional powdered detergent. The capacity and less frequent washes offset the incremental cost the detergent. The filters are accessible and easy to clean. There are a few small cons. The run cycle seems to be long side. Also, using the heat dry, for some reason, the dishes are wetter than our old model and require secondary wiping before putting away. The higher heat function etched some of our cheap, everyday, Ikea dishes and wore the graphics off some coffee mugs, so I would use with caution with anything you deem precious. Fit, finish, meet expectations and installations was straightforward. If you're not hung-up on creating "dishwasher-envy" this model will do the job.
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DO NOT BUY THIS DISHWASHER!!!
ating this product one star is giving it too much credit!!! I have never been so disappointed in a product in my life! We went looking at another model, but the salesman...Read complete review
ating this product one star is giving it too much credit!!! I have never been so disappointed in a product in my life! We went looking at another model, but the salesman assured us this would be a better product than the one we had researched and decided on based on the excellent consumer reviews (which was cheaper than this one, btw). The product took over two weeks to be delivered. The product arrived and my husband installed it. We sat watching and waiting for it to start. It didn't. The light kept flashing, indicating the door was not all the way shut. We soon realized that the "catch" on the door of the dishwasher that indicates the door is closed so the appliance will work is TOO SHORT to click! This is not an installation problem. How could it be?! We called GE. They were closed, said to call back during business hours. My husband works business hours, like 95% of other Americans. It would be nice if they had better customer service with a little bit wider of a time frame to field calls! We taped on a piece of cardboard to extend the catch and the dishwasher proceeded to start and stop and make weird noises the entire cycle (which is WAY longer than any other dishwasher we've ever owned). It does not sound right, but the manual assures us it's normal. The dishes came out clean, but WET, despite choosing the HEAT DRY option. One day later, it will not start worth anything. As if that is not bad enough, the stupid appliance makes THE most annoying "video game sounds" CONSTANTLY. Whenever we have tried to start the dishwasher (only to have the lights flash indicating the door is not shut properly), it will beep every 60 seconds indefinitely to let you know that it's not working -- as if we didn't notice?! It also plays a stupid tune at the end of the cycle, IF you can get it to work. Did I mention there is not a way to turn off the sounds?! There isn't! Of course! I know this is not a top of the line product, but I still expect the door to close!!! This was my first and will be my last GE purchase. I can't wait to replace it with the cheaper competitor's product that we should have gone with all along!
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from Lexington, SC, United States
Comments about GE 24" Black Built-In Dishwasher:
Absolutley love this appliance, so quiet you forget it is on
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Leaks and Doesn't Dry Very Well
from O'Fallon, MO, United States
We already had the service person out once to fix the issue. It still leaks (sometimes quite badly) and doesn't dry very well.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Easy to use
from Florida, United States
I bought this a year ago and it makes life easy, great wash, very clean!
Very quiet operation.
from SPARKS, NV
I bought this about 10 months ago and so far very happy.
I didn't have a choice installed by builder
I would have chosen a different model. I didn't really have choice in which model I received other than color, the builder installed the unit as part of the build out. I really preferred my old dishwasher in the previous house! Yes it was louder, but it was finished much quicker. It also had a delay timer that I could use to set it to run while everyone was sleeping.
from Stafford, VA, United States
Came with my new home . works great very nice cleans well
from McKinney, TX, United States
Soap dispenser does not dispense properly and does not seem to dry dishes well.
from KY, United States
It does a good job, but takes a long time to cycle.
Doesn't clean well
from Charlotte, NC, United States
In order for my dishes to be clean sometimes I have to run 2 washes and always have to keep it in the Heavy clean cycle. The dishes goes in the dishwasher almost clean, we remove all foods etc, and still the dishes doesn't come complete clean many times.
Very basic with some flaws
This model offers very basic functionality. Doesn't seem to be a quiet worker, but that could be dependent on the installation. Most importantly, the detergent lid doesn't always open at the right time, leaving dishes dirty and detergent liquid half dried on the inside door.
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