GE PDWT500RBB Review


GE PDWT500RBB GE
PDWT500RBB

Profile Series
Place Settings: 16
Width: 24"
Discontinued
Sanitize Cycles

14

& Options
Energy

324

kWh Per Yr
Water

1204

Gal Per Yr
Sound

48

dbA
Cost

$1399

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


GE PDWT500RBB


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BETTER - Uses a high temperature sanitizing rinse to help remove deposits and bacteria. High temperature water coupled with the right detergent is one of the keys to getting your dishes and silverware clean and disinfected.
Cycles BEST - Total cycles and options is 49% higher than average and ranks in the top 5% of new dishwashers for BEST selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for your particular needs.
Energy POOR - Estimated annual electricity use is 20% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new dishwashers for POOR power usage. This GE dishwasher is not Energy Star qualified.  
Water POOR - Estimated annual water use is 60% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new dishwashers for POOR water consumption. It uses about 448 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Sound BETTER - Ranks in the top 20% of new dishwashers for BETTER noise suppression with sound levels that are 6% lower than average. It is 3 dbA quieter than average (a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher).
Cost POOR - Ranks in the bottom 10% of new higher-cost dishwashers for POOR affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $1399 is 67% higher than average. The GE PDWT500RBB is priced about $557 more than average.  


GE PDWT500RBB Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
No Spray Jets - High pressure water spray jets are not available with the PDWT500RBB model. Jets are featured on about 35% of new dishwashers and are effective on dishes with baked-on food or grease.  
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 Steam Option - Has the capability to generate steam, which can really help loosen stubborn food deposits on silverware, dishes and glassware. Only about 10% of new dishwashers have a steam feature.
Wash
Levels
6 Wash Levels - Above average 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 PDWT500RBB 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
14 Cycles & Options - Total cycles and options is 49% higher than average and ranks in the top 5% of new dishwashers for BEST selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for 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
Stainless Steel Tub - Stainless steel interior dries dishes faster and more efficiently through natural processes. Stainless steel retains heat and condenses water; properties not found 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 PDWT500RBB 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
Adjustable - One or more of the racks can be adjusted to move up, down, and/or tilt. Adjustable racks allow you to create additional room for larger items. Provides flexibility for family gatherings.
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
Fold-Down Tines - Divider tines positioned vertically in the rack can be folded down to help secure loose dishes or create additional horizontal space for larger items. Provides greater loading flexibility.
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 PDWT500RBB 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
Detergent Dispenser - Includes an internal detergent reservoir that can hold a large amount of detergent and that dispenses each cycle. Rare feature that is only available on a handful of new dishwashers.


Capacity Ratings
Place
Settings
16 Settings - Number of place settings is 16% higher than average and ranks in the top 20% of new dishwashers for BEST 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 PDWT500RBB additional tub height allows you to load more place settings as well as taller items in the racks.


Noise Ratings
Sound
Level
48 dbA - Ranks in the top 20% of new dishwashers for BETTER noise suppression with sound levels that are 6% lower than average. It is 3 dbA quieter than average (a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher).


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
No Energy Star - The GE PDWT500RBB 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.  
Energy
Rating
324 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is 20% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new dishwashers for POOR power usage. This GE dishwasher is not Energy Star qualified.  
Water
Rating
1204 Gal - Estimated annual water use is 60% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new dishwashers for POOR water consumption. It uses about 448 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Energy
Saver
Energy-Saver Cycle - The GE PDWT500RBB allows you to select a quick-wash or energy-save cycle that uses lower temperatures, less water, and/or a shorter time for lightly-soiled dishes. Helps save water and energy.
Half
Load
Half-Load Option - You can save water and energy by washing a partial load in just one of the racks. Save money and help the environment when you only have cups and glasses or a small load to wash.
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
No CEE Tier 1 - It is unknown if this dishwasher model meets CEE Tier 1 criteria by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency because the required Energy Factor data is not available.  


Style Ratings
Exterior Black - Standard black 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 Stainless Steel - The GE PDWT500RBB stainless steel tub and door lining is stain-resistant, rust-resistant, durable, and less likely to absorb odors. Steel's natural condensation property also helps to dry dishes faster.
Controls All-Digital Integrated Controls - Touch-pad, all-digital control console is fully integrated (hidden) on the top door edge for a clean, seamless look from the front. Currently the most popular door style.
Display No Digital Display - The GE PDWT500RBB 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 $1399 - Ranks in the bottom 10% of new higher-cost dishwashers for POOR affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $1399 is 67% higher than average. The GE PDWT500RBB is priced about $557 more than average.  


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