GE GLDA690PWW Review

GE GLDA690PWW


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GE GLDA690PWW GE
GLDA690PWW

Dishwasher


Size: 24" Built-In
MSRP: $549
Sanitize
Steam
Sensors
Spray Jets
Steel Tub
Adj Racks
Energy

302

kWh/Yr
Water

5.5

Gal/Use
Sound

56

dBA
Cleaning

4

Features



Dishwasher Highlights

The GLDA690PWW has about average electricity usage and efficiency when compared to all other new dishwashers.

This GE dishwasher uses 35% more water than average with gallon-per-cycle rates in the bottom 11% of least efficient dishwashers.

It is 3 dba louder than average with noise ratings in the bottom 31% of the loudest dishwashers.

This dishwasher has an average number of key cleaning features and should provide acceptable cleaning performance compared to other new dishwashers.

With a MSRP of $549, it is 30% less expensive than average and is priced in the bottom 21% of new lower-cost dishwashers.


GE GLDA690PWW Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
Supplemental spray jets are not available with the GLDA690PWW model. Uncommon feature but high-pressure jets are effective on dishes with baked-on food or grease.  
Steam Does not have the capability to generate steam. Steam cycles are only found on a few higher-priced dishwashers and they can really help loosen stubborn food deposits.  
Wash
Levels
Dishes are washed from 5 different levels, which is standard. Streams of water from several different angles and directions is important for thorough cleaning.
Sensor
Washing
Uses one or more sensors to measure soil content, load level, and/or water temperature. Sensors automatically make cycle adjustments to ensure optimum cleaning.
NSF
Sanitize
No option to run a sanitary wash or rinse cycle that is NSF certified to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. This is an important feature for most households.  
Cycles &
Options
You can choose from 9 different cycles and options, which is average. Higher cycles and options gives you more flexibility to fit your lifestyle and get your dishes clean.
Food
Disposer
No built-in food disposer that can help minimize the amount of debris in the wash water. About 50% of new dishwashers are designed with a hard or soft food disposer.  
High-Temp
Option
Includes the option to choose a high-temperature wash cycle. High temperature water is one of the most important ingredients for producing really clean dishes.


Drying Ratings
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.
Tub
Material
Stainless steel interior helps dry dishes faster and more efficiently. Stainless steel has natural heat-retaining and water-condensing properties that help dry your dishes.


Loading Ratings
Number
Racks
The GLDA690PWW has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower racks. A few dishwasher models have 3-rack designs, but two racks are adequate.
Spray
Arms
Uses a superior spray arm design instead of a central tower. Spray arms provide more wash levels and don't take up rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
The racks are not adjustable and cannot move up or down. Non-adjustable racks are common and sufficient for many applications, but they are less flexible.  
Removable
Racks
Like most dishwashers, the racks cannot be removed. It's a little less convenient for those rare occasions when you have huge items that won't fit with both racks installed.  
Fold-Down
Tines
Rack divider tines can be folded down to secure loose dishes or to create addition space for larger odd-shaped items. Provides loading flexibility.
Cup
Shelf
Includes an additional shelf that often allows you to stack two levels of coffee mugs or to secure delicate stemware. Good feature for after-entertaining clean-up.
Silverware
Basket
The silverware basket has premium features such as being movable, dividable, or fitted with covered slots. A flexible silverware basket can make loading and unloading easier.
Utility
Basket
Like most dishwashers, this does not have an extra utility basket or tray that can store utensils, cutlery, or other items that don't fit in the standard basket.  
Detergent
Dispenser
Uses a standard detergent dispenser that you fill each time you run a new wash cycle. A few models have reservoirs that can hold multiple cycles of detergent.  


Capacity Ratings
Place
Settings
This 24-in tall tub dishwasher is designed to hold 12 place settings of dishes, which is 2 place settings less than average. A family of four needs about 14 place settings.  
Tub
Size
Super-capacity tall-tub with about 20% more interior room than standard tubs. The additional tub height allows you to load taller items in the upper rack.


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
The GE GLDA690PWW is not Energy Star qualified. It uses more electricity and water than most new dishwashers and will be more costly to operate.  
Energy
Ratings
EnergyGuide ratings estimate an electricity usage of 302 kWh per year. This is 5% higher than the average energy use of other new dishwashers.  
Water
Ratings
The US Department of Energy estimated water usage for this dishwasher is 5.5 gallons per cycle. This is 35% higher than the average new dishwasher.  
Energy
Saver
No option to select an economy or quick-wash cycle that uses lower temperatures or less water when your dishes have minimal food deposits.  
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
Option
Includes an energy-saving option to automatically run the dishwasher overnight or during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often substantially less.


Sound Ratings
Sound
Level
Noise level is 56 dBA. It is 3 dba louder than average with noise ratings in the bottom 31% of the loudest dishwashers. A 3 dBA increase is like being 50% closer.  


Style Ratings
Door
Panel
Standard black or white front seems to never go out of style. It's easy to color-coordinate with the rest of your kitchen and is more economical than stainless.  
Tub
Material
Stainless steel tub and door lining looks high-tech and is stain-resistant, rust-resistant, durable, and less likely to absorb odors. Helps dry dishes quickly.
Control
Console
All-digital touch-pad control console is visible from the front. Not as stylish as fully-integrated (hidden) consoles, but sometimes more convenient to use.
Digital
Display
The GE GLDA690PWW control console includes a digital display that shows cycle time remaining or other pertinent information that helps you monitor the wash.


Price Ratings
MSRP The MSRP is $549. Sale price is usually 10%-20% less. It is 30% less expensive than average and is priced in the bottom 21% of new lower-cost dishwashers.


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