Rated 4 out of 5Â by 275
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MissP Beautiful slate finish, terrible washer!
I purchased this dishwasher at my local Home Depot, along with the matching fridge, range and microwave. They arrived on time and were carefully brought in and hooked up by the Home Depot. I appearance is very nice, I love how much easier they are to keep clean compared to my previous stainless appliances, I really like all the appliances except for the dishwasher..... Half the time the soap doesn't open and when it does, it seems to deploy too late and leaves soap everywhere or just all over the door. Having to run my washer twice seems like a money put and a waste of time.
December 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by carla1 Diswhasher
This has been the worst decision. This dishwasher does not wash the dishes unless you completely rinsed everything. The silverware basket in the front prevents the soap dispenser to open and the soap is left behind. The dishwasher is loud, and it takes forever. GE, absolutely the worst engineering I have ever seen in an appliance.
June 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Massgardener Tips for getting clean dishes
Purchased this model for the slate finish. Initially had a problem with the dishes coming out still dirty. Did some research and discovered some tips. I use the Cascade tablets. Also, make sure the Rinse Agent holder is always full. Not sure why this is necessary, but it made a BIG difference. Our hot water heater isn't the best, so I also run the kitchen faucet until the water is not, then select boost water temperature and steam.Now it cleans pretty well.
Regarding the design, I am not fond of the location of the silverware holders. You cannot place knives in the top holder or the door won't close. I moved the bottom outside holder to inside. Also, on the bottom shelf, the prongs are farther apart than necessary which means it is a little more of a challenge to place small items.
Bottom line: If you want the slate finish and need a front panel, it is a decent dishwasher and you can probably make it work if you use these tips.
May 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by BobV Does a decent job, not so with the silverware. Pump a little noisey whe draining.
Had a few weeks to evaluate this unit. Love the slate color, looks great with our Home Depot cabinet re-facing (no not a commercial)! Super quiet when washing, pump makes a low pitched hum when draining, a shame when the dishwasher is so quiet, but can live with it since the only time you hear it is when the dishwasher is draining water.
The silverware baskets are in a very odd place, the front of the dishwasher, right there when you open the door. By having the baskets there, the drawers for the dishes are actually smaller than my old dishwasher and you're always grabbing dirty silverware when adding to a partially filled washer. Silverware has to be loaded upside down for the forks and spoons and knife portion down for the knives. Some of our forks have a little larger pattern on them, so they don't even fit in the slots, so depending on your pattern, the baskets may be a problem. I took off the tops of the baskets and loaded the silverware all facing downward and that was worse, poor cleaning. No jets are focused on the front baskets as I've seen on other high end washers and this certainly is not a cheap unit, would have expected better from GE. Moved the baskets to another part of the dishwasher which can be done, but still not impressed. I did solve the problem by taking the old fashioned square silverware basket out of my old dishwasher and removing the silverware basket that came with the washer from the bottom drawer. The "old" basket takes up room in the bottom drawer as it did in the old washer, but I've found at least the silverware comes out clean 99% of the time. Save the old square basket if you have one!
Cycle time is very long compared to the 3 year old Whirlpool it replaced. Even on light cycle (which seems fine for most loads) and heated dry it's probably close to 2 hours before it's done. The old Whirlpool did a load in about 75 minutes. I usually wash pots in the sink, no dishwasher really "scrubs" them very well, so can't comment on the longer cleaning cycles.
Rinse dispenser doesn't hold very much liquid, will fill more often than I did before. There have been comments about the dishwasher leaving the dishes wet. Haven't had that problem with the Heated Dry turned on, but there is still a little moisture in the washer after the heated cycle is complete. Best way to eliminate is to open the door a little when cycle is complete ... if you're still around 2 hours after the cycle started.
Overall not the best unit especially considering the price, but have come up with work-arounds for most annoying issues and will learn to live with the long wash times. We purchased all new GE Slate appliances and the Dishwasher is certainly the weak link out of the four purchased. Unfortunately no other choices in Slate at this time and there may never be. You won't be sorry you purchased this dishwasher, you just may not be extremely happy.
September 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by AngryCustomer WORST P0S DISHWASHER EVER
the good first, the slate color looks great in contrast to my cabinets. THE BAD, this washer is the worst low power, low flow, no cleaning p0s I have ever wasted money on. The low water flow takes THREE hrs to wash one load plus the low flow leaves deposits, the lack of heat NEVER dries the dishes so I get horrible spotting on everything plus left over soap film, even with the exact recommended products. My 15 yr old washer did a much better job in quarter of the time. How does a 3hr cycle, on low or high, save on energy? I still have to washer my dishes BEFORE I washer my dishes. If I could give this review a zero I would! HUGE WASTE OF MONEY. DO NOT BUY THIS P0S !!
June 17, 2014