PERFORMANCE - 74%
FEATURES - 68%
NOISE OUTPUT - 84%
DESIGN - 79%
PRICE - 82%
Even though it is not a top coice, we liked some great features about the GE GDT545PSJSS. It is very silent, it saves energy while washing eventhe dirtiest dishes, and it comes at a very affordable price. Onthe other hand, it has few washingoptions and it is backed by a very short warranty.
If you want to maintain a low profile in your kitchen and you like the modern touch of stainless steel appliances, the GE GDT545PSJSS is exactly what you need. Take a closer look at it and see the ease of use and the versatility of this built-in dishwasher that blends into the kitchen décor while managing to clean all your dishes. And if you also consider the $599 that is one of the lowest on the market, you will like it even more. It’s true that it is not the highest quality option but it manages to do a great job for the money.
Without a doubt, this dishwasher looks very well and makes a good impression in your kitchen, especially due to the chrome accents on the control panel. Speaking of which, you will surely like the hidden integrated electronic controls that keep the straight lines and the clean aspect of the dishwasher. You won’t have any problems in handling the GE GDT545PSJSS because all the controls are clearly labeled and the entire concept is very user-friendly.
At the inside, this dishwasher is very spacious and it can make room for up to 16 place settings, enough to cover the needs of a large family. The interior is smartly organized so that you can adapt it to your washing needs. It has adjustable racks that let you load and unload the dishwasher extremely easy and offer increased flexibility in accommodating large pots, glassware, even silverware that is usually hard to fit. The silverware basket can be placed either on the door or on a rack for your maximum comfort.
You can wash a half-load in either the upper or the lower rack without giving up on the efficiency of any washing cycle thanks to the Wash Zones of this dishwasher.
The high washing performance is guaranteed by the 2-pump system that offers one pump for washing and rinsing and another one for removing soil from the dishes. This innovative system ensures that the dishes will come out sparkling clean without the machine becoming too loud. The noise level reaches a maximum of 51dB so you can use the dishwasher any time without disturbing your family members.
Nevertheless, what you first check in a dishwasher are the washing features it comes with and this one offers 4 wash cycles and 8 wash options that you can use according to your needs. You can choose a Normal cycle, a Heavy, a Light, or an AutoSense cycle that uses sensors to detect how dirty your dishes are and automatically adjusts the washing time and temperature to save energy without sacrificing performance. You will always be aware of the status of the dishwasher thanks to the Cycle Status lights and the audible End-of-cycle signal will let you know when it’s time to unload the dishes. You can also program the unit to start at a later hour with the Delay start feature that lets you set it to wait for 2, 4 or 8 hours.
It also includes a Steam Prewash cycle that loosens the tough soil and grease stains and can be used with the Scour Wash cycle or before another washing cycle. All the food remains go into the hard food disposer that comes with a filter that tends to clog very often, according to some customers. What you will appreciate most about this dishwasher is the Sanitize option that kills 99.9% of the bacteria that often gathers on your dishes.
However, the GE GDT545PSJSS manages to remain energy efficient even when using high-temperature water and this is due to the Energy Star rating that guarantees the product follows the federal guidelines for energy efficiency. In short terms, it will only use 270 kWh/year, which is the average consumption for a dishwasher.
The dimensions are standard so it can be easily integrated into any kitchen layout. It measures 25” in depth x 34” in height x 24” in width and the installation kit offers increased flexibility in placing the unit. Whether you choose the regular cabinet installation or you use the brackets that allow you to mount it under the countertop or on the sides of the cabinets, it will surely look nice.
Bottom line, the GE GDT545PSJSS dishwasher can be a great home improvement if you are looking for a unit that doesn’t break the bank. However, you shouldn’t expect to find in it all the features and washing options you would find in a more expensive model. The customer reviews are equally divided so it’s not very useful to read them if you want to get the hang of how well this unit works. Also, the short 1-year warranty is practically useless, considering that other models come with up to 10 years warranties. The good news is that the manufacturer offers great customer support and assistance that promptly answers all your questions.
- Pleasant design
- Affordable price
- Silent operating
- Energy Efficient
- Short warranty
- Few washing options