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GE dishwasher charms with its retro designWith a look that reminds me of a classic car, GE's Artistry dishwasher wins lots of style points. But does it hold its own as a functional appliance?
[MUSIC] So you're board of stainless steel appliances, you want something that looks different or bold. And may be you have a pension for Retro's banquette. Take a look at this $500 GE Artistry dishwasher, it's certain caught of me because of those old fashion look. It has also really nice list of features of the price. You could ash just the upper rack or the lower rack if you want to, you can pre-wash your dishes using steam, keep track of everything with the countdown timer and the wine stem holders are removable if you need them to be. I also really like how flexible the silverware basket is, and it's quiet to boot with a rating of only 54 decibels. Now, this thing's a dishwasher, so you need to know if it can clean. Yeah, it's fine. It's even better than some more expensive models that we've tested. It's just not quite as good as the very competent models from Kenmore and Frigidaire that we've reviewed recent. Other problems. It's not a great dryer, and it doesn't have any fold-down tines, so you'll need to be creative if you wanna fit in your pots and pans. You can also change the height of your upper rack. But doing so is a pain. So if the look of this thing doesn't strike a chord with you, if you look at the front of it and you say what's the big deal, Andrew, you should keep looking for a different model. But if you do prioritize style and find this retro exterior charming, This $500 GE artistry dishwasher will handle the rest well enough to be worth your consideration. [BLANK_AUDIO]