GE Profile PDT750SSFSS Dishwasher Review
Power, style, and innovation? This GE Profile has it all.
The GE Profile PDT750SSFSS (MSRP $1,299) is one of the best dishwashers we've ever tested. Debuting in late 2013 as part of GE's all-new dishwasher lineup, it has good looks and a wash system that blasts stains off dishes.
But features are what really pushed this machine ahead of the competition. It has the same Bottle Wash jets as the GE GDT720SSFSS. Bottle Wash is so awesome, it won our Best Dishwasher Feature award for 2013. The Profile also adds customization options, more cycles to choose from, and a trick LCD display.
This review may be a bit longer than other opinions we've offered, but it isn't every day we test a dishwasher this competent, with so many features. In a hurry? We'll summarize: If you're a dishwashing fanatic who wants a machine that's both powerful and empowering, you need a PDT750SSFSS in your kitchen.
Design & Usability
It's like a water park for dishes.
It’s hard not to fall for the PDT750SSFSS’s stylish looks. The front is stainless steel with a thick, protruding handlebar. There’s a thin sliver of silver just above the handlebar, which turns out to be a small, hidden LCD screen that shows the status of the current cycle. It actually blended so seamlessly with the rest of the machine that we didn’t notice it was a display until we ran the first test cycle.
The control panel is hidden away at the top of the door, and features a full-color LCD screen. This screen is a lot more robust, and will display information and estimated times as you select your cycles and wash options. The buttons themselves are responsive and give a satisfying click when pressed.
The stainless steel interior has room for about ten place settings and is chock full of features. Highly-adjustable tines and a splittable cutlery basket are nice perks we expect from a high-end machine, but the PDT750SSFSS also brought some new toys to the show. Quad-blade wash arms are covered in spray jets, and more nozzles along the side walls help ensure that water gets everywhere. Of course, the best feature inside the PDT750SSFSS would be the dedicated bottle wash jets, which you can read more about (and watch a cool video of) here. The short version: you’ll never have to break out a bottle brush again.
There can never be too many options.
The PDT750SSFSS’s features aren’t limited to just spray jets. The Profile has seven cycles to choose from, covering nearly every conceivable type of wash. Aside from Light, Normal, Heavy, and AutoSense, which do what their names suggest, this dishwasher also has an Express cycle for fast, 30-minute washes, Rinse for a quick spray without using detergent, and eWash for a slightly longer but more energy-efficient wash.
If you want to add some extra steps to a wash cycle, the PDT750SSFSS gives you plenty to choose from. A Presoak option increases a cycle's duration by about 30 minutes, but enhances performance against baked-on stains. There are also options to turn on the Bottle Wash jets or to use only the upper or lower spray jets if you only have half a load.
The rest of the options are pretty standard: There's wash temperature adjustment including Sanitize, a Start Delay that can be set from 1-12 hours, Power Dry for heated drying, and a control lock. This dishwasher is also smart grid ready, so if you happen to have a smart meter, it can be set to run only when electricity is cheapest. Unlike Whirlpool's 6th Sense Live system, this GE still requires a special electric meter.
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The GE Profile cleans like a pro.
Most of the new GE dishwashers we've tested have done well in our tests, but this one performed so exceptionally that we retested it just to be sure.
Each time, we got the same result: Near perfection. First off, there was a noticeable lack of redeposit, which is when stains from one plate gets cleaned off and then stuck to another plate during the wash. Very few dishwashers get past this problem, and the PDT750SSFSS is one of them. It also had no problem with the baked-on cheese and sauce on our casserole dish tests, and even got burnt-on dairy cleaned off glasses.
About the only performance issue we found was uneven coverage in the top rack. On all cycles, items in the far corners consistently had stains remaining after each test cycle. By contrast, all the items on the bottom rack got clean regardless of placement. We suggest keeping your dirtiest glasses and bowls out of the "dead zones" on the top rack.
As for speed and efficiency, the PDT750SSFSS’s cycles are very fast and use comparatively low amounts of water and electricity. However, it’s important to note that the heated dry option is not engaged by default, unlike with other dishwashers. So even though the Normal cycle finishes in an impressive 91 minutes, your dishes may require some towel drying. On default settings, we expect the PDT750SSFSS to cost you $29.30 each year in water and energy costs, which is about $2 below average.
For in-depth performance information, please visit the Science Page.
Why We Like It
Bottle wash and a boatload of options push this dishwasher over the top.
Judging solely on cleaning power, the PDT750SSFSS is on par with other high-end machines, such as the Bosch SHE8PT55UC. However, the sheer number of cycles and wash options and those awesome Bottle Wash jets were enough to push this dishwasher’s score over nearly all its competitors.
While we put the most weight on cleaning performance, we also factor in ease of use, flexibility, and innovation. Every way we measured it, the GE Profile PDT750SSFSS is a great dishwasher.
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