GE GDF510PGDWW Review


GE GDF510PGDWW GE
GDF510PGDWW

Dishwasher
Place Settings: 14
Width: 24" Built-In
MSRP: $429
Jets
Sanitize
Cycles

7

& Options
Energy

275

kWh Per Yr
Water

817

Gal Per Yr
Sound

55

dbA
Cost

$429

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


GE GDF510PGDWW

Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BEST - Employs two major features to help get your dishes clean - jets and a sanitizing option. High pressure spray jets blast away food particles and stubborn deposits. A sanitizing rinse option then eliminates most bacteria.
Cycles FAIR - Number of cycles and options is 26% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 15% of new dishwashers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles and options make it harder to match your particular needs.  
Energy GOOD - Estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power consumption. This GE dishwasher is projected to use 275 kWh of electricity per year.  
Water GOOD - Estimated water consumption is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for water efficiency. Energy Star projects it to use 3.8 gallons of water for each cycle, or about 817 gallons annually.  
Sound GOOD - Operating sound levels are about average for a new dishwasher and are rated GOOD for noise suppression. When comparing dishwashers a 3 dbA difference is like being twice the distance from the sound source.  
Cost BEST - Rated in the top 10% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BEST affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $429 is 50% lower than average. The GE GDF510PGDWW is priced about $413 less than average.


GE GDF510PGDWW Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
Silverware Jets - The GDF510PGDWW model includes high-pressure spray jets that are positioned to blast the silverware basket. These jets help loosen and remove dried-on food deposits from your silverware.
High
Temp
High-Temp Option - Includes the option to choose a high-temperature wash cycle. Really hot water is one of the most important ingredients for dissolving hardened food and producing clean dishes.
Steam No Steam Option - Like most new dishwashers, this model does not have the capability to generate steam. High-temperature water vapor can be an effective means of loosening baked-on or dried food deposits.  
Wash
Levels
5 Wash Levels - Standard number of wash levels that allow streams of water to saturate dishes from many different angles and directions. More wash levels promotes more thorough cleaning.
Sensor
Washing
Sensor Washing - Uses one or more sensors to measure soil content, load level, and/or water temperature. The GE GDF510PGDWW sensors automatically make adjustments to ensure optimum cleaning.
Sanitize
Cycle
Sanitize Cycle - Includes a sanitary cycle that is NSF certified to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Water temperatures reach approximately 150-degrees to help disinfect your dishes.
Cycles &
Options
7 Cycles & Options - Number of cycles and options is 26% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 15% of new dishwashers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles and options make it harder to match your particular needs.  
Food
Disposer
Built-In Food Disposer - Includes a built-in food disposer that helps keep the wash water clean and free of debris. Minimizes the number of food particles that can deposit on dishes or cling to glasses.
Water
Softener
No Water Softener - Does not have a built-in water softener that can condition the water and remove minerals and impurities. Integrated softeners are only found on about 10% of new dishwashers.  


Drying Ratings
Heated
Dry
Heated Dry - Includes an option to dry the dishes faster with an internal heating element. Heated drying can also help to reduce spotting on dishes and especially glassware. Available on most new dishwashers.
Tub
Material
Plastic Tub - The interior is composed of standard plastic which does not aid the drying process like stainless steel interiors. About 40% of new dishwashers are fitted with plastic tubs.  
Concealed
Element
No Concealed Element - Like most new dishwashers available today, this model does not have a heating element that is concealed or recessed to help prevent contact with plastic dishes and accidental melting.  


Loading Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The GE GDF510PGDWW has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower loading racks. Only about 10% of new dishwashers have an additional 3rd rack that can be used for cups and smaller items.
Spray
Arms
Towerless - Uses a superior spray arm design instead of a central tower located in the middle of the bottom rack. Spray arms provide more wash levels and don't waste rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
Non-Adjustable - The loading racks are not adjustable and cannot move up or down. Non-adjustable racks are found on about 40% of new dishwashers and offer less flexibility for loading items during parties.  
Removable
Racks
Removable - One or more of the loading racks can be completely removed from the dishwasher. Very convenient for special occasions when you need additional space to load extra-large pots or serving plates.
Fold-Down
Tines
Non-Folding Tines - Rack divider tines cannot be folded down and remain in a stationary vertical position. Non-folding tines are found on 40% of new dishwashers and limit your ability to add horizontal space.  
Cup Shelf Cup / Stemware Shelf - Includes an additional shelf for stacking coffee mugs or to secure delicate stemware. Nice feature that allows you to load lots of glasses to help with your after-party clean-up.
Silverware
Basket
Premium Silverware Basket - The silverware basket has extra features such as being movable, dividable, or fitted with covered slots. A flexible silverware basket makes loading or unloading the GE GDF510PGDWW a little easier.
Utility
Container
No Utility Container - Does not have an extra utility basket or tray like 70% of other new dishwashers. These extra baskets and trays can store larger items that don't fit in the standard basket.  
Detergent
Dispenser
No Detergent Reservoir - Uses a standard detergent dispenser that you fill each time you run a cycle. Less than 5% of new dishwashers have reservoirs that can hold multiple cycles of detergent.  


Capacity Ratings
Place
Settings
14 Settings - Number of place settings is 2% higher than average and ranks in the top 20% of new dishwashers for BETTER loading capacity. Convenient for larger families or if you simply like to run the dishwasher less often.
Tub
Size
Tall Tub - Super-capacity tall-tub design with about 20% more interior room than standard-size tubs. The GE GDF510PGDWW additional tub height allows you to load more place settings as well as taller items in the racks.


Noise Ratings
Sound
Level
55 dbA - Operating sound levels are about average for a new dishwasher and are rated GOOD for noise suppression. When comparing dishwashers a 3 dbA difference is like being twice the distance from the sound source.  


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star - The GE GDF510PGDWW is Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. Over 80% of new dishwashers are Energy Star rated so it's important to look at the energy and water ratings.
Energy
Rating
275 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power consumption. This GE dishwasher is projected to use 275 kWh of electricity per year.  
Water
Rating
817 Gal - Estimated water consumption is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for water efficiency. Energy Star projects it to use 3.8 gallons of water for each cycle, or about 817 gallons annually.  
Energy
Saver
No Energy-Saver Cycle - The GE GDF510PGDWW has no option to select a quick-wash cycle that uses lower temperatures or less water when your dishes have minimal food deposits. Available on about 60% of new dishwashers.  
Half
Load
No Half-Load Option - No option to save water and energy by washing just a half-load in either the upper or lower rack. You can still be eco-friendly by waiting for a full load before running a cycle.  
Delay
Start
Delay Start Option - Includes an energy-saving option to run the dishwasher overnight or during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often substantially less. Or simply run while you're gone.
CEE
Tier 1
CEE Tier 1 - Super-efficient dishwasher that is qualified Tier 1 by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. This model exceeds the federal Energy Star criteria with an Energy Factor rating of 0.78.


Style Ratings
Exterior White - Standard white front seems to never go out of style. It's easy to color-coordinate with the rest of your kitchen appliances, and it's more economical than stainless steel or panel-ready doors.  
Interior Colored Plastic Tub - Not as durable and stain-resistant as stainless steel, but more economical. The GE GDF510PGDWW colored plastic tub and door lining is less likely to show stains than the standard white plastic.  
Controls All-Digital Controls -Touch-pad control console is all-digital and visible from the front. Not as stylish as fully-integrated (hidden) consoles, but sometimes more convenient to use without opening the door.
Display No Digital Display - The GE GDF510PGDWW does not include a digital display in the control console that shows cycle time remaining or other wash status information. Most new dishwashers do not have a digital display.  


Cost Ratings
MSRP $429 - Rated in the top 10% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BEST affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $429 is 50% lower than average. The GE GDF510PGDWW is priced about $413 less than average.


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