GE GLDT696TSS 24 in. Built-In Stainless Steel Dishwasher Review
For a mid-range dishwasher the GE GLDT696TSS offers a surprisingly thorough clean—and it's efficient, too.
Decent efficiency to match decent design. Abundant water consumption is checked by low electricity demands, making for a generally efficient machine. With an average cost of 13 cents per Normal wash, we expect the GLDT696TSS to cost roughly $30.91 a year to operate. Considering the machine’s top-of-the-line performance, this is a more than acceptable figure.
Each cycle we tested—Speed, Normal, and Heavy—performed very well. While the Speed wash offered the mildest clean, it was perhaps the most impressive—mainly because quick cycles are usually so bad. The Normal cycle performed even better (and was more efficient), and we’d recommend running it most often. Finally, the Heavy wash was also impressive in its ability to thoroughly clean dishware without spraying food soils from our three Heavy cycle stain tests.
The GLDT696TSS doesn’t have much by way of extra features. There’s a rinse cycle, a Delay (up to 24 hours), a Sanitize wash, and a time display. There are also three extra wash cycles (Light, Glasses, and the Sanitize wash mentioned above). Given the GLDT696TSS’s superior wash performance, it’s hard to ask for much more.
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