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GE Profile PDW1860NSS 18" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  With a stainless steel exterior, a bar handle and hidden controls, the GE Profile PDW1860NSS is a sleek and compact machine that will fit into openings only 18" wide. It should handle a moderate load for a household of up to three people, although fitting in large pots and pans could be challenging. It has a timer that will delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 24 hours and, in addition to the standard silverware basket in the lower rack, it comes with two plastic utility shelves in the upper rack to organize small items. This is neither the quietest nor the loudest machine available, and the noise levels should be about average.

Models: PDW1860NSS (Stainless Steel)


(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
Stainless  Source
$810Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$855Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$809Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$809Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$769Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$807AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$50-$200+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length


DimensionsHeight: 32"
Width: 18"
Depth: 24"
Weight71 lbs.
Depth (door open)47.5"
Capacity12 place settings
ColorsStainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 60dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedNo (does not meet EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$32 with electric water heater, $23 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles7: speed wash, heavy-duty, normal, light, air-dry, glasses, rinse only, air dry
Additional Settings1: delay start timer (one to 24 hours)
ControlsElectronic pushbutton, hidden on top edge of door
Sensor WashNo
Silverware basketRemovable silverware basket on lower rack; plus two plastic utility shelves in upper rack
FilterManually clean, 3-stage filtration
Tub heightStandard
Tub materialStainless steel
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesRinse aid dispenser and indicator
Audible beep when the cycle ends that continues until the machine is shut off
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

There are only a few online user reviews for the GE Profile PDW1860NSS, and they are mixed. About half recommend the machine, saying it's an attractive option for its size and that it cleans dishes fairly well, although several mention the continuous beep at the end of the cycle, saying it's annoying because it doesn't stop until the machine is turned off. Dissatisfied users say this machine doesn't get the dishes clean on any cycle and report repeated repair problems. For GE appliances in general, a user survey by Consumer Reports showed about average results, with 12% of owners reporting repairs and serious problems, in a range of 8%-21% for about 12 other brands.