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GE Cafe Series CDWT280VSS

Fully Integrated Dishwasher with 14-Place Settings, 4 Cycles, China/Crystal Cycle, 5 Options, Steam PreWash, Fan Assist Dry, Hard Food Disposer and 52 dBA


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Looking For A New GE Dishwasher
Dishwashers simplify your life and give you more time to do the things you enjoy. With GE's innovative technology, all you have to do is load your dirty dishes and push a button. That's it. And you'll have a little peace of mind with specialty options, like the Anti-bacterial cycle to sanitize your dishes.
Energy Info
This dishwasher uses 275 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $30.50.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on 4 wash loads a week and a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh.

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Style: Built-In
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
Tier Rating: CEE Tier II
Tub and Door Liner: Stainless Steel
Tub Type: Tall Tub
Control Type: Fully Integrated Electronic; 6 Touchpads; Top Controls
"Clean" Light: Yes
"Sanitized" Light: Yes
"Lock" Light Cycle Progress Indicators: Yes
Start/Reset Pad: Yes
Last Cycle Memory: Yes
Audible End-of-Cycle Signal: Yes
Control Lock: Yes
Exterior End-of-Cycle Indicator Light: Yes
Wash System: 6-Level; PureClean
Dual Pumps and Motors: Yes
Piranha Hard Food Disposer: Yes
Temperature Control: Automatic
Temperature Sensing: Automatic
Drain Hose: Yes
Sensor: CleanSensor
Wash Arms: 3-Direct Feed; Lower; Middle; Upper
Water Filtration System: Self-Cleaning 5-Stage Filtration with ExtraFine Filter
Dispenser: Rinse Aid with Indicator and Adjustment
Number Of Cycles: 4
Number Of Options: 5
Number Of Place Settings: Up To 14
Multi-Wattage Calrod Heater: Yes
Fan Assist Dry: Yes
Exterior Style: Traditional
Latch: Squeeze
Leveling System: Leveling Legs
Dishwasher Cycles
Auto: Yes
Normal Wash: Yes
Sanitize (NSF Certified): Yes
China/Crystal: Yes
Dishwasher Options
Delay Start: 2/4/8 Hr.
Heated Dry: Yes
Added Heat: Yes
Steam PreWash: Yes
Automatic HotStart: Yes
Rack Features
Silverware Basket with 3 Cell Covers: 1
Ball-Tipped Tines: Yes
Plastic Utility Shelves with StemSafe: 2
Racking System: Nylon Towerless
Upper Rack - Removable: Yes
Upper Rack - Deep Tiered: Yes
Upper Rack - Nylon: Yes
Lower Rack - Towerless: Yes
Lower Rack - Nylon: Yes
Economical / Quiet
Quiet Package: 52 dBA
Sealed Toe Kick: Yes
Quiet Water Valve: Yes
Active Vent: Yes with Bottom Fan Dry
Motor Type: QuietPower Motor
Outer Wrap: Full-wrap Blanket; Bitumen
Door Insulation: Insulation; Mastic
Color Appearance: Stainless Steel
Door Style: Long Door
Installation: Hard Countertop Ready
Door Appearance: Fully Integrated Stainless Contour Door
Handle: GE Cafe Stainless
Power / Ratings
Calrod Heater: 875 Watts Max.
Volts: 120V
Hertz: 60Hz
Amps: 9.1A
Parts Warranty: Limited 1-Year Entire Appliance; Limited 5-Year Racks/Electronic Control Board; Limited Lifetime Of Product Tub/Door Liner
Labor Warranty: Limited 1-Year Entire Appliance; Limited Lifetime Of Product Tub/Door Liner
Warranty Notes: See Written Warranty For Full Details
Dimensions and Weights
Overall Width: 24"
Overall Depth: 24 3/4"
Overall Height: 34"
Overall Height with Legs Extended: 35"
Net Weight: 117 Lbs.
Approx. Shipping Weight: 122 Lbs.
  • 5-Stage Filtration with Piranha Hard Food Disposer
  • 5 self-cleaning filters ensure clean dishes.
  • Dedicated Silverware Jets
  • Highly pressurized spray jets target the silverware area for improved cleaning.
  • Steam PreWash
  • Loosens tough soils before any cycle virtually eliminating the need for soaking or pre-rinsing dishes.
  • Fan Assist Dry with Heated Option and ActiveVent
  • A heating element heats the air inside while a hidden fan circulates the warm air to help dry dishes.
  • 52 dBA Sound Level
  • Nearly silent two-pump system cleans dirty dishes without disruption.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified and CEE Tier II Rated
  • Meets or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings.
  • Eclipse Black Full-Extension Racks with Ball-Tip Tines
  • Durable racks glide smoothly on ball-bearings for easy loading.
  • Eclipse Black Nylon Racking with Deep-Tiered Upper Rack
  • Provides loading versatility for today's dishes and up to 16 place settings.
  • Upper Rack Deep Bowl Tines
  • Even oversized bowls fit perfectly in the top rack for easy cleaning.
  • Antibacterial Selection (NSF Residential)
  • High temperature rinse sanitizes and reduces 99.999% of bacteria found on dishes.
  • Flexible Racks
  • Designed for today's dishes and holds up to 16-place settings.
  • Two-Pump System
  • One small pump for washing/rinsing and one small pump to remove soils provide excellent wash performance with reduced sound.
Info and Guides

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Product Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet stylish and fantastic results This is a no brainer. Buy it. Very quiet and really cleans. Gorgeous looks. 1/30/12
Rated 1 out of 5 by This product does not clean the dishes. I have used this product for 6 weeks. I have not had one load of dishes that came out clean. I have purchased all of the GE Cafe appliances and I love the other products, but the dishwasher does not clean the dishes. 5/15/12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Do not Buy A very poor product, do not put any plastic items in it, after the wash cycle is done your utensils will have a chalk like film that will destroy your items. I called GE and the technician who came blamed the happening on the Dishwasher detergent, although we used the on specified by GE. As for the dishes they do not come out completely clean, and this machine does not fully dry glassware and mugs. Very dissatisfied with it. If We had not bought matching Refrigerator, Microwave and Range we would have returned it 8/21/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet Beauty We purchased the entire Cafe line for our kitchen. First off the clean professional look is perfect for our taste. The controls and functions are fairly basic with less options than we are used to, but I think GE understands what the needs really are and have simplified the choices. We were really hoping for a truly quiet dishwasher. In the past we have paid for "quiet packs" and believed claims that they were quiet until we got it installed and were disappointed. On our first load we actually had to turn the TV down just to verify it was actually working! Finally a truly quiet dishwasher! Awesome! Inside, the dish racks are simple but effective. No frills or fancy "gizmos" to attract you. Its a keep it simple cleaning solution that works and that is all that matters to us! We stayed with the brand we trusted and what did we get? Clean dishes in a beautiful and quiet appliance! 8/22/12
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  • Type : Built In
  • Color : Stainless Steel
  • Accepts Panels : No


  • Width : 24"
  • Depth : 24 3/4"
  • Height : 34"


  • Capacity : 14 Place Settings
  • Control Type : Digital
  • Electronic Display : No
  • Control Style : Fully Integrated
  • Child Lock : Yes
  • Adjustable Upper Rack : No
  • Fold-Down Tines : No
  • Rack Material : Nylon
  • Cutlery Tray : No
  • Tall Tub : Yes
  • Stainless Interior : Yes
  • Number of Spray Arms : 3
  • Rinse Aid Dispenser : Yes
  • Water Filtration : Yes
  • Water Heating : Yes

Wash Features

  • Cycles : 4
  • Delay Start : Yes
  • Dry Type : Both
  • Hard Food Disposer : Yes
  • High Temperature Wash : Yes
  • NSF Certified Rinse : Yes
  • Quick Wash Setting : No
  • China/Crystal Setting : Yes
  • Sensor Clean : Yes
  • Heavy Duty Wash : No

Technical Details

  • Star-K Certified : No
  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • CEE Rating : Tier II
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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