GE GLD3806TBB Tall Tub Black Built-in Dishwasher

14 Place Setting Energy Star Qualified 2 Wash Cycles

14 Place Setting Energy Star Qualified 2 Wash Cycles

The GLD3806TBB is another full console dishwasher from GE that comes sporting an impressive array of features that regular users will put to good use. These include the four level towerless wash system and the self cleaning five stage filtration system. With its classic black exterior, you get a good mix of style and functionality with the GLD3806TBB model.

Interior Features
  • Your plates, pots and pans are freed from food stains and leftovers with the four-level towerless wash system, which uses two wash arms with four wash levels that direct water onto the dishes. Water used first goes through the multiple-stage filtration system to ensure that they are clean, with no traces of food particles that can cling to clean dishes. You can also rely on the SaniWash cycle which removes germs and bacteria from the dishes. The Calrod heater helps in generating higher temperatures for making steam that effectively loosens food stains.
  • The unit is packed with several convenience features aside from the basic dishwashing features. These include the 2/4/8 hour delay cycles which allow you to start the unit even if you are not yet at home. The Piranha hard food disposer does a good job of eliminating leftovers from your plates.
  • The inner tub is spacious and houses the racking system, which is a towerless design that can accomodate up to 14-15 place settings and comes with a removable upper rack.
  • The unit is very quiet. This could be due to the QuietPackage which includes QuietPower59, the QuietWater Valve and the QuietPower motor. The QuietPower 59 reduces the sound level to just 59dBA.

    Exterior Features

  • The exterior is done in classic black on black. The doors have a smooth black finish. The control panel comes with push buttons and a touchpad for setting some of the programs and cycles like Delay start, hard food disposer, last cycle memory and audible end-of-cycle signal.
  • Keep the control panel secure with the child lock feature. This feature makes this machine the perfect dishwasher for households with plenty of kids.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 25 inches
    Height: 33 3/4 inches
    Width: 24 inches


  • Dishes, pots and pans come out dry, no need to wipe down.
  • For its small size the unit can accomodate up to 15 place settings, not bad for a family-sized unit.
  • The unit is very quiet, very little vibration even when the food disposer is on.
  • The unit looks really elegant and modern.
  • The controls are easy to use.
  • The unit is very economical when drying.


  • There are no fold down tines and no adjustable upper rack. The limited flexibility of the racking system makes it difficult to wash very wide or large plates or pans.
  • The GLD3806TBB control panel tends to be made of flimsy material. It breaks down easily and the lights tend to go off after a few months of use.
  • Lack of an electronic display can be a drawback for some.

    Consumer Opinions


  • dishes, pots and pans come out clean and dry
  • unit is quiet
  • small but large interior space
  • controls are easy to use
  • economical even when drying


  • no fold down tines, no adjustable upper rack
  • control panel and indicator lights breaks down easily
  • no electronic display

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