GE GLDT690DBB Review


GE GLDT690DBB GE
GLDT690DBB

Dishwasher
Place Settings: 12
Width: 24" Built-in
MSRP: $650
Sanitize Cycles

8

& Options
Energy

295

kWh Per Yr
Water

925

Gal Per Yr
Sound

57

dBA
Cost

$650

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


GE GLDT690DBB


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BETTER - Includes a high temperature sanitizing rinse that helps remove food deposits and most bacteria. High temperature water coupled with the right detergent is one of the keys to getting your plates, dishes, and silverware clean and disinfected.
Cycles GOOD - Cycles and options are about average for a newly manufactured dishwasher. The more cycles and options you have to choose from, the better the chance of getting your family's particular dishes clean, and making your life a little more convenient.  
Energy GOOD - Energy Guide estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power conservation. This GE dishwasher is projected to use 295 kWh of electricity per year based on usage of 4-5 times per week.  
Water FAIR - Annual water use is 27% higher than average according to Energy Star estimates. Ranks in the lower 5% of new dishwashers for FAIR water conservation. Uses about 194 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Sound FAIR - Louder than average. Operating sound levels of 57 dBA are 7.1 dBA higher than the average new dishwasher. Ranks in the lower 15% of louder dishwashers for FAIR noise suppression. A 10 dBA increase in sound is like being 50% closer to the dishwasher.  
Cost BETTER - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $650 is 22% lower than average. Rated in the top 40% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BETTER affordability. The GE GLDT690DBB is priced about $174 less than the average new dishwasher.


GE GLDT690DBB Dishwasher

GE GLDT690DBB



Performance Ratings
Spray
Jets
No Spray Jets - High pressure water spray jets are not available with the GE GLDT690DBB. Spray jets are available on about 40% of new dishwashers and are effective on loosening baked-on food or grease from silverware, pans, and dishes.  
High
Temp
High-Temp Wash Option - Includes the option to select a high-temperature wash cycle. Really hot water combined with the right detergent and softened water can help loosen dried-on, baked-on food deposits and produce clean dishes.
Steam No Steam Option - Like most new dishwashers, this GE model does not have the capability to generate steam. High-temperature water vapor can be an effective means of loosening tough food deposits from silverware and dishes.  
Wash
Levels
5 Wash Levels - Water is delivered from three spray arms in the bottom, middle, and top of the dishwasher. Allows 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 GLDT690DBB sensors automatically make wash-cycle adjustments to help ensure optimum cleaning with user intervention.
Sanitize Sanitize Capability - Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to achieve a minimum 99.999% or 5-log reduction of bacteria using ANSI 184 standards. Final rinse temperatures reach at least 150 deg F to sanitize cookware.
Food
Disposer
No Food Disposer - Does not include an integrated food disposer that can help remove food fragments and keep the wash water clean and free of debris. About one-third of new dishwashers are equipped with a hard or soft food disposer.  
Water
Softener
No Water Softener - Does not have a built-in water softener that can condition the water and remove minerals and impurities. Most homes with hard water have a whole-house softener so integrated models are only available on a few dishwashers.  


Convenience Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The GE GLDT690DBB has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower loading racks. Only about 20% of new dishwashers have an additional 3rd rack design that can be used for cups and smaller items such as flatware or utensils.  
Spray
Arms
Spray Arms - Uses a superior rotating spray arm design instead of a central tower located in the middle of the bottom rack. Spray arms deliver water to more interior areas and angles. Doesn't waste rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
Non-Adjustable - The loading racks are not adjustable and cannot move up or down to accommodate large pots and pans. Non-adjustable racks are found on about 30% of new dishwashers and offer less flexibility, especially after special occasions.  
Removable
Racks
Not Removable - None of the loading racks can be completely removed from the dishwasher. Removable racks are only found on about 30% of new dishwashers and provide flexibility for special occasions when you need to wash extra large cookware.  
Place
Settings
12 Settings - Number of place settings is about average for a new dishwasher. Higher capacity allows you to run the dishwasher less often, which saves both time and money. Families generally need a dishwasher with 12-16 place settings.  
Fold-Down
Tines
Non-Folding Tines - Rack divider tines cannot be folded down and remain in a stationary vertical position. Non-folding tines sometimes limit your ability to add horizontal space for items that won't fit in-between or above the tines.  
Concealed
Element
No Concealed Element - Like most new dishwashers available today, this GE model does not have a heating element that is concealed or recessed to help prevent accidental contact and melting of dishes or utensils in the lower rack.  
Controls All-Digital Integrated Controls - Touch-pad, all-digital control console is fully integrated (hidden) on the top edge of the door for a clean, seamless look from the front. About 50% of new dishwashers are fully integrated. Personal choice.
Display Digital Display - The GE GLDT690DBB control console includes a LED digital display that shows wash-cycle time remaining. Helps you monitor wash cycle progress while doing other activities so you can schedule your time accordingly.


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
No Energy Star - The GE GLDT690DBB is not Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. It uses more electricity and water than most new dishwashers and will be more costly to operate. Only about 10% of new dishwashers are not Energy Star.  
Energy
Rating
295 kWh - Energy Guide estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power conservation. This GE dishwasher is projected to use 295 kWh of electricity per year based on usage of 4-5 times per week.  
Water
Rating
925 Gal - Annual water use is 27% higher than average according to Energy Star estimates. Ranks in the lower 5% of new dishwashers for FAIR water conservation. Uses about 194 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Energy Save
Quick Wash
Energy-Save / Quick-Wash Cycle - The GE GLDT690DBB allows you to select a quick-wash or energy-save cycle that uses lower temperatures, less water, and/or shorter wash time for lightly-soiled dishes. Helps save water, energy, and money.
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 racks. You can still be eco-friendly and save money by at least waiting for a full, complete load before running a wash cycle.  
Delay
Start
Delay Start Option - The dishwasher can be programmed to run at a later time during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often substantially less. Also convenient to operate the dishwasher while the family isn't home.
CEE
Tier 1
No CEE Tier 1 - This dishwasher model is not qualified CEE Tier 1 by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). If a dishwasher is not Energy Star qualified, it will also not qualify for the CEE Tier 1 efficiency rating.  


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