GE CDWT980RSS Cafe Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

16 Place Settings Energy Star SmartDispense Technology

16 Place Settings Energy Star SmartDispense Technology

The CDWT980RSS is one of the models included in the Cafe line of dishwashers manufactured by GE. It features a bevy of advantages specifically designed for the convenience and satisfaction of the user. For one, it contains the PureClean wash system with 5-stage filtration, which makes sure the water used in washing is pure and free of anything that will compromise the washing quality of the machine. Multiple filtration levels ensure the cleanest dishes and other kitchen and dining ware. The model is also Energy Star qualified, which means it exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency, so you have a great feeling with saving natural resources as well as utility costs.

Interior Features
  • With the SmartDispense technology, there’s no need to store detergent elsewhere. You can put up to 47 oz in the machine’s container and when a wash cycle is going on, detergent will be automatically dispensed.
  • The DeepClean cycle with Steam Prewash is ideal for dishes and containers that have been soiled with stains that are hard to remove like rice, eggs or oatmeal because the steam makes these stains loose for easier cleaning.
  • The eclipse black nylon deep-tiered rack are so durable and are designed to make sure rust is prevented while dishes and other items are secured when wash cycles happen. There are two utility shelves in tiered upper rack and a special StemSafe area for stemware to be protected and for racks to be organized properly.

    Exterior Features

  • The fully integrated electronic controls are on the top portion of the washer and are organized properly and contain 7 touch pads for the user’s convenience. The control panel also features three cycle progress indicator lights: 1 "Clean", 1 "Sanitized" and 1 "Low Detergent."
  • The Start/Reset Pad can be activated if you’d like the machine to commence or go back to the start of an operation. This makes it easy for the user to fully use most of the machine's nifty features.

    Dimension Specifications

    Height: 34 inches
    Depth: 24 3/4 inches
    Width: 24 inches
    Total capacity: Up to 16 place settings


  • The last cycle memory takes out the inconvenience of having to remember what cycle you used the last time. With just activating the control, the machine does it for you.
  • You will be informed that a wash or rinse cycle has ended with an audio End-of-Cycle signal
  • The Piranha hard food disposer makes sure that stuck-on food does not clog up the washer’s interior.
    Automatic temperature control and sensing make sure that the right water temperature is used so as not to damage the items being washed.


  • This particular model is quite pricey compared to average dishwashers available in the market.
  • Reviews of the drying performance of this model indicate that the items placed on the top rack do not dry that well.
  • A number of users have commented that quite a number of stubborn dirt do not really get washed out.


  • 5 wash cycles available
  • Last cycle memory
  • Audible End-of-Cycle signal
  • Control lock
  • 6 levels of wash system
  • PureClean
  • Piranha hard food disposer
  • Automatic temperature control and sensing


  • Ineffective heavy-duty options
  • Pricey model
  • Items on top rack do not dry totally

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