CNET First Look
This sluggish GE washer can't handle heavy stainsGE's app-enabled GTW810SSJWS washing machine works with IFTTT, but struggles when it comes to stain removal.
[MUSIC] So I had really, really high hopes for this $900 top load GE washer. But there are a few issues with it that hold it back from greatness. First of all, its performance is It's just not that great. It does okay in terms of stain removal, but compared to some other models we've reviewed, it just really doesn't hold up. And then also in terms of gentleness, it was pretty gentle on the clothes, but there are other models that have performed better. I do like the look of this washer overall, and the display is generally Easy to use but it has this optional Wi- Fi integration. You actually have to spend an extra 49 bucks to get this connect plus accessory that sold by GE and on Amazon. That actually just hook into the back and it give this dumb washer Wi- Fi smart. So, that seems pretty simple but it's a lot more involve than it would be if this washer just Just automatically came with wi-fi smart. I do like that it isn't something you're paying a premium for. So, it's just $900. You're not paying that extra $200 for something you may not want, but it's gonna take a lot more work. To configure it than it would if you just had a SmartWasher to begin with. So, while I do like the way this washer looks and its display, I wouldn't recommend it strictly for its lower performance and its sort of, wonky, wi-fi connectivity. [SOUND]