Third rack, bottle jets, steam/sanitize
The GE GDF630PSMSS’s exterior is pretty standard with a vent and control panel located in a strip toward the top of the machine, above a pocket handle.
Inside, you’ll find a few features you won’t see on too many other dishwashers in this price range, like a third rack and bottle jets.
About the GE GDF630PSMSS dishwasher
Dimensions: 34” x 23.75” x 24” (H x W x D)
Capacity: Up to 16 place settings
Finishes: Black, white, stainless steel ($100 extra), slate ($100 extra)
Cycles: 1-Hour Wash, Auto Sense, Heavy Wash, Normal Wash
Cycle options: Bottle Wash, Child Lock, Delay Start, Dry Boost, Heated Dry, Sanitize, Steam PreWash, Wash TempBoost, Wash Zone Upper/Lower Only
- Four bottle jets
- Third rack
- Adjustable upper rack
- Steam and sanitize modes
- Wash zones
- Built-in macerator
User manual: GE GDF630PSMSS dishwasher owner’s manual
What we like
It effectively cleans most stains
Almost across the board during our lab testing, the GE GDF630PSMSS performed its cleaning pretty adequately; on its Normal cycle, it removed over 99% of most stains.
Even its 1-Hour Wash cycle managed to clean stains like meat, egg, and milk by over 98%.
To put these results in context: When you wash your dishes, you expect them to get 100% clean—especially if you’ve paid a lot for their dishwasher. But, when you pay a lower price, test results less than 100% clean become a lot more acceptable.
Thus, if you're looking for a good value on a dishwasher, you don’t eat a lot of spinach or oatmeal, and your previous machines haven't struggled too hard to remove your typical food stains in the past, the GDF630PSMSS should serve you well.
It boasts many value-added features
The GE GDF630PSMSS has a third rack and an adjustable upper rack, offering users more flexibility when it comes to loading in dishes.
Steam and sanitize features help decontaminate that container you just rediscovered from the back of the fridge.
The bottle jets are great for anyone who relies on Thermoses, reusable water bottles, or even just particularly tall glasses.
The wash zones are also neat, letting you run half a load when you just need a few things in a hurry, or want to save a little bit of water.
What we don’t like
Has issues with particularly difficult stains
In our lab, we test food-fighting power in dishwashers with milk, eggs, oats, and the toughest of them all: pureed spinach. The spinach is full of tiny particles that can bypass filters and requires good spray coverage to fully wash away.
While the GE GDF630PSMSS’ cleaning capabilities are pretty good overall (as mentioned above), it has a tough time with stubborn food across its three cycles.
Even great dishwashers have a tough time tackling pureed spinach, but many full-size GE dishwashers seem to have particular difficulty with it, like the GDF630PGMWW and GDT605PSMSS. This being said, GE’s GDP645SYNFS performed well on this test.
When washing tough staining foods, you’re likely to rely on a heavy duty cycle, and the GE GDF630PSMSS’s Heavy cycle did do the best job of its three cycles in cleaning away the spinach, removing about 90% of it. This is pretty good, but that's about 5% lower than the average amount of spinach removed during heavy cycles in dishwashers we've tested recently.
Unfortunately, the 1-Hour Wash cycle and Normal cycle performed less well. So, we recommend sticking to the Heavy cycle when needing to wash away tough foods.
What owners are saying
Owners are generally pleased with their GE GDF630PSMSS, awarding it 4.4 stars out of 5 on average, across major retailers.
Common points of praise include the dishwasher’s storage options (like the third rack), layout, intuitive controls, quiet operation, and cleaning ability.
Those who had complaints cited problems with getting dishes clean, especially up on the third rack.
GE covers the GDF630PSMSS for one year of parts and service. This is the standard warranty for appliances. For context, some companies will offer extended warranties that last several additional years, or cover specific parts for up to a decade.
Should you buy the GE GDF630PSMSS?
Yes—unless your typical diet is on par with Popeye’s.
The GDF630PSMSS offers some really great features, and it cleans well under most circumstances. Plus, if you’ll benefit from these added features, this dishwasher is a decent value buy.
The GDF630PSMSS can handle lightly soiled dishes with ease, but the same can be said for many affordable dishwashers, which are worthy of checking out.
If you don't mind forgoing the bottle jets and steam features, the Bosch 100 Series SHEM3AY52N is a great alternative for value-minded shoppers: It offers better cleaning power at a lower price.
And, if price is of no concern, and you’re just looking for the best dishwasher out there, you can’t go wrong with the Bosch 800 Series.
Meet the testers
Mark Brezinski is a senior writer with seven years of experience reviewing consumer tech and home appliances.
Kyle Hamilton is a product tester at Reviewed, specializing in home appliances and technology.
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