GE Slate Dishwasher Reviews

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The GE Slate Dishwasher is an affordable kitchen helper that can tackle all kinds of jobs, from small loads to cleaning up after a party. It does this in an efficient and quiet fashion, with noiseless operation, multiple wash options, and special care for delicate dishes and stemware. The interior can hold dishes from a busy evening of entertaining and partying, or you can wash just half a load from a quiet family dinner. When compared to similar models, the GE Slate Dishwasher scores big on value and ease of use.

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What Is the GE 24″ Slate Built-In Dishwasher?

This budget-friendly workhorse of a dishwasher can handle all cleaning jobs, whether you’re washing up after a big party or a small family dinner. Costing hundreds of dollars less than other high-end models, the GE Slate Dishwasher has many of the same features.

For instance, you can choose from different wash option and the dirtiness level of your dishes to save water and energy. The design of the GE Slate Dishwasher features an unusual slate front that matches most kitchen decors, and the controls are located on the front of the panel. The whisper-soft operation keeps the kitchen quiet and peaceful, and the alert sounds it emits are pleasant chimes instead of annoying beeps. The electronic display has a three-digit countdown and a status light to show that the cycle is running properly.

The GE Slate Dishwasher offers a superior cleaning ability compared to many other brands. The steam pre-wash loosens any left-on food and residue, making it almost unnecessary to rinse dishes beforehand. A sanitize cycle takes care of special cleaning needs, making this an especially family-friendly model. The spacious interior and special bottle jets can clean tall items like glasses, bottles, and vases with ease, and the racks feature stem savers for stemware and other delicate items. There are two baskets for silverware that you can place in either the door or inside rack.

Product Specs

The GE Slate Dishwasher has a gray plastic tub and door liner. Racks are a pearlescent dark gray and the touch controls are located in the door’s front panel. There are four wash cycles: auto, normal, heavy and light wash. Ten wash options offer the choice to wash only the top or bottom racks to accommodate smaller loads, and an NSF-certified sanitize cycle removes 99.999% of the bacteria that might be found on dishes.

Other innovative design features of the GE Slate Dishwasher include lots of interior room for taller items and special jets to clean your dishes from every angle. You can place the silverware baskets in the door or on the interior racks, and the child-lock door makes this suitable for families of all sizes. Also, even though you’re unlikely to need it, the one-year limited warranty guarantees against defects in parts and workmanship and it offers free repairs. This dishwasher is guaranteed to deliver reliable cleaning year after year.

How the GE Slate Dishwasher Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.

  • GE PDT825SSJSS Profile 24″ Stainless Steel Fully Integrated Dishwasher
  • Bosch SHX878WD5N 800 Series Built-In Dishwasher
  • Bosch SHS863WD6N 300 Series Built-In Dishwasher

GE 24″ Slate Built-In Dishwasher

GE 24" Slate Built-In Dishwasher
  • Plastic Interior With Pearlescent Dark Gray Racks
  • 4 Cycles | 10 Options
  • Bottle Jets | Wash Zones

Ease of Use 

With many options, the GE Slate Dishwasher is easy to use once you get the hang of the loading pattens. It offers different wash options, so you can run the cycle even if you have only a half load. Customers who have owned this model for a few years feel it cleans better than others and does the job quietly and without fuss.

Design Quality

The GE Slate Dishwasher scores big on design quality and ease of use. The interior racks and wash cycles are designed with the owners’ needs in mind, and it offers everything from wash cycles for smaller loads to sanitizing options for families with kids and pets. Giving users the choice of putting the silverware baskets in the door or the interior racks also makes loading easier. Convenience and trouble-free operation mean it will provide reliable service for years.

Warranty

The standard one-year limited warranty covers all parts against failure because of defective materials or workmanship. In case of failure because of defective parts or workmanship during the warranty period, GE Appliances will provide free in-home repair service, including labor, and replace the defective part. Customers can purchase a GE Appliances extended warranty online. This also qualifies them for special discounts.

PROS

  • Roomy interior with wash zones for cleaning smaller loads
  • Quiet and efficient cleaning
  • Energy Star rating

CONS

  • You must follow a loading pattern to get the best results
  • It cleans silverware better when the baskets are on the racks instead of in the door

GE PDT825SSJSS Profile 24″ Stainless Steel Fully Integrated Dishwasher

GE PDT825SSJSS Integrated Dishwasher
  • Full extension smooth glide upper rack with fold-down tines
  • Full extension smooth glide upper rack with fold-down tines

This model has a stainless steel tub and the dish racks are made of nylon. It can hold up to 16 place settings’ worth of dishes. There are four wash cycles, 10 options, and 140 cleaning jets to clean your dishes and glassware. Upper and lower racks are adjustable for more loading options, and special bottle cleaning and sanitization options are available.

Ease of Use 

Customer reviews are mixed, with just enough people reporting problems to sound a note of caution. Some machines have needed service and parts replacement within the first year, but most owners find this to be a quiet and trouble-free machine that washes dishes well.

Design Quality

Some owners feel that the hidden controls are less convenient than having the controls on the front of the door panel. The lack of shorter cycle options can lead to plastic dishes melting even if they are dishwasher safe.

Warranty

The limited one-year warranty covers parts and labor. You can purchase an extended warranty online. This may qualify the owner for special discounts during the warranty period.

PROS

  • Quiet operation
  • Washes dishes well
  • Numerous wash options

CONS

  • Controls cannot be accessed when the door is closed
  • Some owners report problems with operation and service

Bosch SHX878WD5N 800 Series Built-In Dishwasher

Bosch SHX878WD5N 800 Series Built In Dishwasher with 6 Wash Cycles,...
  • Stainless Steel Interior
  • 6 Wash Cycles / 6 Wash Options
  • 16 Place Settings / Flexible Third Rack

Bosch has a reputation for making the quietest dishwashers on the market, and this model lives up to the name. This top-of-the-line model, which has a price tag to match, delivers spotlessly clean dishes for years. This is a machine that builds brand loyalty, as it offers 30% more interior space, sensors that help the wash cycle tackle the hardest cleaning jobs, and a sleek finish. The adjustable racks have tines that you can fold back to make room for larger pots and dishes.

Electronic sensors monitor each wash cycle for maximum cleaning. There’s no need to rinse dishes and silverware before loading, or even dishes used for cooking and baking. There are six programs and six different options, and the wash temperature gets selected automatically by a load size sensor. You can use sanitize or extra scrub options for deeper cleaning. The dishwasher lives up to its Energy Star rating and uses water sparingly.

Ease of Use 

Once you’ve figured out the settings, this machine can be a breeze to use. Owners report years of trouble-free operation.

Design Quality

The sleek exterior matches the noiseless and efficient cleaning. The interior racks are adjustable, but some customers report problems in this area. Even when adjusted, the interior racks don’t always fit larger pots and pans.

Warranty

The one-year limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship from the day of purchase. The cosmetic warranty covers defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the day of purchase. The extended limited warranty covers electronics and dish racks against defects in materials or workmanship for another five years. However, the extended warranty doesn’t cover labor charges. A lifetime rust-proof warranty covers stainless steel parts, excluding labor costs, if they should ever rust.

PROS

  • Cleans all dishes thoroughly, even with tough jobs like baked-on food
  • Quiet
  • Trouble-free operation
  • Sleek design

CONS

  • Settings can take some work to figure out
  • Adjustable racks don’t always perform as desired
  • No short cycle settings

Bosch SHS863WD6N 300 Series Built-In Dishwasher

Bosch SHS863WD6N 300 Series Built In Dishwasher with 5 Wash Cycles, 16...
  • 44 DBA - Quietest Dishwasher Brand
  • 3rd Rack For Additional Loading Capacity
  • Full Size Stainless Steel Tall Tub

This is a mid-range model from Bosch with the same quiet operation and sleek design as the previous model. Three interior racks and the innovative use of space increase capacity by 30%, so the stainless steel tub offers room for up to 16 place settings. The third rack provides space for items like ramekins and wine glasses, which can be difficult to fit elsewhere.

You can adjust the dishwasher’s interior racks to make room for larger dishes and pots or items that have a strange shape. There are five wash cycles, and a half load option lets you run a cycle even when you don’t have that many dishes to wash. The LED display lets you know how much time a cycle has left, and a floor light shows you when the dishwasher is in operation.

Ease of Use 

Noiseless and efficient, this dishwasher gets all dishes, including hard-to-clean baking and cooking utensils, squeaky clean. It’s not even necessary to rinse dishes before loading this dishwasher. High marks for ease of operation.

Design Quality

The innovative use of space and half-load wash cycle option make this model an efficient and flexible kitchen helper. The sleek design fits in with nearly every kitchen decor.

Warranty

This dishwasher offers a limited warranty for materials and workmanship for 365 days from the day of purchase. The cosmetic warranty covers defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the day of purchase. Owners can purchase an extended limited warranty to cover electronics and dish racks against defects in materials or workmanship for another five years, but labor charges are not included in the extended warranty. The lifetime rust-proof warranty for stainless steel parts, excluding labor costs, means you’ll be given a brand new stainless steel part if one should ever rust.

PROS

  • Roomy interior with 30% more space
  • Adjustable racks to fit larger dishes and pots
  • Offers near noiseless operation

CONS

  • There are no shorter wash cycle options
  • Controls on top of door panel cannot be accessed when the door is closed

Conclusion

The GE Slate Dishwasher is an efficient and affordable machine that handles all the cleaning tasks needed for regular family use or for washing up after a big party. The quiet operation and Energy Star rating make it a trouble-free appliance you can rely on for years, and when compared to other models in the mid- and top-price ranges, the  GE Slate Dishwasher offers many of the same features for a better price. It even goes beyond in many cases, offering an innovative third rack for smaller items and stemware. 

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