This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GE.
I have to admit that when we were dishwasher-less for pretty much two years, the only thing I really wanted in a dishwasher was for one that would allow my to give up handwashing, my least favorite household chore.
But now that I’ve had my GE® Hybrid Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher with Hidden Controls for about two months, I have more specific reasons why I love it, not just omg, I don’t have to handwash any more.
When I told you about my 5 Super Easy Dinner Ideas, I told you that one thing I love about my GE® dishwasher is that I do not have to rinse my dishes ahead of time. It seems pretty silly to have to wash your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher- I might as well go back to handwashing! This has been my mother’s rationale for never getting a dishwasher- that they don’t really get dishes clean, so why would she bother. But really, as long as I scrape the larger pieces of leftover food into the trash before putting my dishes into the dishwasher, they do come out clean! This is GE’s most advanced dishwasher and it delivers 65% more wash power to each rack (compared to previous GE models). There’s a Piranha™ hard food disposer which rotates at 3600 RPM, which pulverizes food left on the plate, making almost any mess disappear.
Let’s say you only have half a load of dishes to wash. You can load them all into either the upper or lower rack and select the option to only wash that zone- with all the same options as if you were doing a full load. Back when it was just Hubs and me, we often only had a half load of dishes a day so that would have been perfect for us. Now, with three kids, we often have a load and a half a day. This option makes it easier for me to get all of the dishes done in a day instead of letting some sit around and wait for the next day- which would lead to ALWAYS having dirty dishes piling up.
With GE’s latest dishwasher, there are powerful jets that are specifically directed to multiple locations where the silverware baskets can be placed, getting even your silverware completely clean. I was used to the silverware being in the door type of dishwasher with my old one, so I especially love the basket that is at hip level at the front- it’s very convenient to load and unload. Even the one on the bottom rack is pretty convenient as well. My only slight issue is that I’m not really sure about the slots for the silverware. Sometimes it seems hard to get my silverware in those slots- maybe I have wider handles on some of mine, especially since I know we have different sets of silverware. But there’s an option to lift that part up and put your silverware in the basket without using the slots. I do that more often than not and my silverware still comes out clean.
A Quiet Dishwasher
You can read more in depth about the dishwasher features over on GE’s website, but I thought there was one more worth mentioning here. This GE dishwasher is very quiet- there’s an indicator light to show you that it is running in case you can’t tell. Now, since I wasn’t used to hearing anything at all running in my kitchen, the sound seems obvious to me. But, it’s still very quiet and even if you have it running while you have guests over and are hanging out in your kitchen, it wouldn’t interfere with conversation.
GE Appliances has provided me with this dishwasher for review purposes. All opinions are my own.