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GE GLC5604VWW Portable Wheeled Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The GE GLC5604VWW is an energy-efficient, large-capacity portable dishwasher that has the potential to convert to being a built-in, under-counter model. It has a number of features found on built-in dishwashers, including a laser sensor that adjusts the wash cycle based on debris in the water; dedicated silverware jets; a steam prewash setting to loosen tough soils before a cycle starts; a sanitizing rinse cycle; fold-down tines in the lower rack for flexible loading; an audible end-of-cycle signal; and a natural convection heated-dry option. The GLC5604VWW should be relatively quiet for a portable unit, neither overly loud nor whisper-quiet.

Models: GLC5604VWW (White), GLC5604VBB (Black)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Source
$749$749MSRP
$665$665Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$629$629Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$629$629Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$629$629Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$637$637AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$60-$180+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length
$0-$30+Additional parts (longer hose, appliance extension cord, etc.)
$100-$150WD35M34D conversion kit to switch from portable to built-in)

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 36.38"
Width: 24.25"
Depth: 27"
Weight131 lbs.
Capacity16 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black (has white sides)
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 57dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency); rated CEE Tier I (meets higher standards by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency -- Tier III is the most energy efficient)
Estimated Cost Per Year$29 with electric water heater, $22 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles4: normal, light, sanitize, rinse only
Additional Settings4: normal, light, sanitize, rinse only
ControlsElectronic touchpads, top front panel
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basket1-piece silverware basket with 3 cell covers
FilterSelf-cleaning five-stage filtration, with hard-food grinder/dispenser
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialPermaTuf (molded polypropylene)
Rack materialNylon
HosesFill and drain hoses extend 35" from left top
Faucet ConnectorYes (fits most standard faucets)
Power Cord5' from left rear top corner
Other FeaturesRemovable upper rack
Adjustable rinse aid dispenser with indicator
Dedicated silverware jets
Audible end-of-cycle signal
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at GEAppliances.com.

What People Are Saying:

There are only a few online user reviews for the GLC5604VWW and GLC5604VBB, and they are mixed with slightly more liking this machine than disliking it. Those who recommend this dishwasher say it is relatively quiet and spacious, rolls into place and connects to the sink fairly easily, and cleans dishes well. Dissatisfied users report ongoing repair problems and complain that it does not clean well. For GE appliances in general, a user survey by Consumer Reports showed about average results, with 12% of owners reporting repairs and serious problems, compared to a range of 8%-21% for about 12 other brands.