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This article has been updated to reflect the fact that dishwashers from Whirlpool and Maytag also offer a dedicated silverware spray jets.
February 2, 2016
From the same company that first introduced jets specifically designed to clean bottles comes jets specifically designed to clean silverware. GE Appliances recently unveiled a new feature in its upcoming Profile and Café dishwashers: a system of over 40 water jets strategically positioned underneath the cutlery basket.
Most stains that end up on your utensils don’t really need this kind of attention, but some common stains are actually very stubborn. Think peanut butter, cheese, or anything that’s been left overnight. Unless you soak or scrub them first, they're substances that can be very hard to remove.
These new silverware jets are designed to fix that problem in the most pragmatic way possible: with a concentrated blast of water. While other dishwashers have designs that focus a spray on silverware, GE claims its system is unique.
Counting these latest additions, the new GE dishwashers will be equipped with over 140 individual jets. All models in the two lines will also feature a third rack and bottle wash jets. Needless to say, these are going to be premium machines: These Profile and Café models are in the $899-$1,599 range and will be available in June.
We can't wait to get them into our labs, and show you how it looks inside when they're cleaning.