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The GE GDT580SSFSS dishwasher can fit up to 16 place settings into one load, and it has four wash cycles and an impressive 10 wash options. This GE dishwasher also has a fairly quiet sound level at 48 decibels; however, it's still louder than many dishwashers in our lineup.
The four wash cycles you get on this built-in dishwasher are auto sense, heavy wash, normal wash and light wash. Although they are basic, they’re the most useful cycles. However, the dishwasher lacks both a quick wash and a rinse only wash cycle, something which the LG LDT6809SS excels with.
The unit has a light wash cycle, which you can use for delicate dishes. Additionally, the auto sense cycle is a nice feature because it determines which wash cycle is best based on the soil level of the dishes you load. This can also help you save energy and water, using only what is necessary.
Although the four wash cycles included on this dishwasher are fairly standard, it still has a myriad of additional wash options. Aside from its standard start and reset option, you also get the following options: delay start, steam prewash, child lock, wash tempboost, sani, heated dry, wash zone for upper and lower only, and an energy smart option.
This integrated dishwasher doesn’t have an eco-friendly wash cycle, but it does have an energy smart option, which may work for you if your unit is connected to a smart meter with your electricity company. If this applies, the dishwasher will automatically delay starting the washer until it is more energy conscious for your area. You can also be energy conscious with drying your dishes by deselecting the heated dry option, which will let your dishes air dry after the wash cycle has completed. Doing this will help save energy because the heating element will not be used, which tends to draw a lot of energy consumption.
GE falls short on the warranty coverage that comes with this dishwasher. Whereas many manufacturers offer a lengthy or even a lifetime warranty for certain parts, GE only offers a one-year warranty for everything.
The best way to contact GE for help and support is by phone. However, you can also email support representatives by filling out and submitting an online contact form on the company's website or contact them on live chat. GE also provides the unit’s user manual along with FAQs and tutorials on its website for your reference.
The GE GDT580SSFSS dishwasher doesn’t have a lot of wash cycles, but it does have an impressive list of additional wash options. You will also benefit from a fairly low sound level and a large capacity that lets you put as many as 16 place settings into one load. For a dishwasher that's more of an all around hit, check out the KitchenAid KDPE234GPS.