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GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher review

The GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher proves that size isn't everything when if you don't have space for a standard, 24-inch dishwasher.

GE PDT145SGLWW Dishwasher Review
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Our Verdict

Small yet powerful, the GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher is perfect for compact kitchens and households. With impressive features like the AutoSense cycle and Piranha hard-food dispenser, this model delivers results just as good as full-sized units.

For

  • AutoSense cycle adjusts temperature to soil level
  • Very quiet
  • Connects with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Against

  • Inefficient baskets
  • Spacing in racks

The GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher is a slimline dishwasher that's ideal for small kitchens or spaces. Despite its stature, it delivers powerful results that can take on any full-sized contender in our roundup of the best dishwashers.

Set in a sturdy stainless steel tub, it has a streamlined top control panel, recessed handle, and equipped with a child lock feature.

It has a powerful 3-cycle wash (Heavy, AutoSense, Light) that includes the practical AutoSense that adjusts temperature to soil level. It also has a high-temperature, sanitize option to significantly reduce bacteria. The hard food disposer, with removable filter, tackles tough food stains and also help to maintain the efficiency of the unit.

It has two racks equipped with folding tines, ensuring sufficient space for 8 place settings.  Operating at a 47dBA noise level, it's very quiet and energy efficient. It is also ADA compliant with low-profile installation.

There is a common myth that smaller dishwashers are cheaper than their full-sized counterparts. But if you don't want to sacrifice quality, then expect to pay the full price. It may be costly, but its top performance and space convenience makes this dishwasher a worthwhile investment.

GE PDT145SGLWW Dishwasher: Features

Even for a smaller dishwasher, the GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher boasts impressive features. Along with the Heavy and Light cycle options, the AutoSense is a practical feature. Operating from a beam of light that measures soil level and water temperature, this will then adjust in real-time to save you on water consumption, ensuring great cleaning results. The high-temperature, Sanitize rinse reduces bacteria by '99.999%', and also aids a better cleaning performance. Heating options include a delay start and heated dry.

GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher: Specs

Dimensions (WHD): 18 x 34 x 22.5-inches
Control location: Top hidden controls
Noise rating: 47 dBA
Holds: 8 place settings
Racks: 2
Cycles: 3
Extras: 3-level wash to ensure maximum cleaning with powerful wash arms
Warranty: 1-year warranty

Another useful feature is the Piranha hard food disposal with removable filter to make sure no tough food particles clog up the wash arms, affecting long-term performance. This model also connects easily with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, although a voice control hub is required.

GE PDT145SGLWW Dishwasher: Design

GE PDT145SGLWW Dishwasher:

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Set in a stainless steel tub, this model is designed to fit into small kitchens. With its top electronic control and recessed handle, it blends well with any cabinetry and has a quality finish.  

If you live alone or don't require a large loading space, this has sufficient room for 8 place settings. The upper rack is adjustable, and the folding tines and silverware basket makes it more space efficient. Just be mindful how you load the dishwasher as it won't accommodate large-sized items.

Overall, it's easy to maintain, user-friendly and looks attractive.

GE PDT145SGLWW Dishwasher: Performance

Despite the dishwasher's size, it certainly has not compromised on high performance and practical features. It has a simple choice of three cycles, but the GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher provides flexibility for smaller households.

We particularly liked the energy-saving, AutoSense setting to adjust the right temperature to soil level in real-time. Which is always handy when hosting those dinner parties!

The 3-level wash gives it sufficient power to clean dishes and glassware to a high standard. And the best thing is, you can hardly hear a sound when it's on, as it's super quiet.

We were impressed by its power and performance and the added bonus of it being very quiet!

GE PDT145SGLWW Dishwasher: User Reviews

Users reviewers gave this model an average of 3.9 out of 5 stars with a 67% recommendation on the Home Depot site. The majority praised its great cleaning results, while others said it was slightly expensive in comparison to full-sized dishwashers.

However, frequent comments have mentioned it's space-saving, easy to maintain and value for money.

A few users experienced issues with loading the dishwasher, finding it 'cumbersome' due to the layout and angles of the prongs. However, this can be resolved by savvy stacking. And a couple have said it takes a longer time to dry from not having an air-dry feature. 

Overall, this model proved a hit with many for being one of the quietest dishwashers they've had!

Should you buy GE PDT145SGLWW Dishwasher?

If you have limited space for a full-sized dishwasher or run a small household, this GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher is ideal.

Not only does it include useful innovative features but it looks the part, and delivers an exceptional clean. For families who often do heavy-duty washing, this model is probably not suitable. However, it's sufficient enough for a couple or small family who just require a light, cleaning load.  

It does come at a premium cost, however the quality of design and functionality makes it worthwhile in the long-term. The GE PDT145SGLWW dishwasher is a reliable, compact dishwasher that can give full-sized ones a run for their money.

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