The GE GHDT168V[SS] (Home Depot) is a dishwasher available from
The GHDT168V[SS] (Home Depot) typically costs
between $672.30 - $674.10.
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher
models like the GHDT168V[SS] (Home Depot).
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Unlike a plastic tub, a stainless-steel one won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
The Ratings of GE GDWF100V[WW] were applied to untested model GE GHDT168V[SS] (Home Depot), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
This company, which touts its innovations and features, is the second-biggest dishwasher brand and has four lines: GE, Profile, Café, and Monogram. Prices range from about $250 for a basic GE model to $1,400 for a Monogram product. In 2006, GE introduced the Smart Dispense feature, which automatically dispenses detergent in the right amount for the load and is found on its high-end Profile, Café, and Monogram models. The Café line offers professional-style models at lower prices than the Monogram series.
Sensor A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
Self-cleaning filter A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Stainless-steel tub Unlike a plastic tub, a stainless-steel one won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
Hidden controls Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
Ample flatware slots Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
Ample flatware slots
Adjustable upper rack Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.
Adjustable upper rack
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
GE is supporting my dilemma and trying to solve the problem, I'll give them that. It's just a bad model.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Buffalo, NY
Do not buy this
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
The advertised self cleaning filter does not work well. Food particles get distributed throughout crevices in around the lower sprayer and do not gather in the filter area. Manual cleaning is required, but the lower interior portions of the unit do not come apart easily for cleaning. Food continuously gets deposited from cycle to cycle on dishes. Glassware come out much dirtier than it goes in. We do rinse plates before we load them; however, small volumes of residual food easily accumulate between wash cycles within the unit and have rendered the unit ineffective. The dishwasher worked well enough to tolerate for the first 3 months of ownership with some loads requiring a repeat cycle; however, the unit's performance has steadily declined. <br /><br />Additionally, the interior plastic tubing is flimsy. Approximated joints do not effectively seal and water jets are weak.