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Are GE Dishwashers Quiet?

By Goedekershomelife @goedekers
The GE PDT750SSFSS Profile 24

The GE PDT750SSFSS Profile 24″ Stainless Steel Fully Integrated Dishwasher – Powerful and Quiet

GE Dishwashers are quieter than the average dishwasher sound levels, according to research. Based on the ambient noise in your home or community, you may not even hear them. While people have very individual tastes in sounds, you will generally find that A GE dishwasher is rather quiet.

One of GE’s most powerful dishwasher models, the GE Profile PDT750SSFSS, has over 102 and individual jets of water, more than any other dishwasher on the market. According to its specifications, all that cleaning power does not generate a great deal of noise – just 42 dba.

How Quiet is Quiet?

How noisy is that? According to this chart, the average dishwasher noise level is about 70 dba. The GE PDT750SSFSS is comparable in noise level to a whisper heard in a library. Another comparison chart points our that the ambient noise in a natural environment is about the same as this model.

Since decibel levels, the unit used to measure sound, decrease by about half for every 10 dba, a dishwasher running at about 40 dba would be one-eighth as loud as a vacuum cleaner at 70 dba, or one fourth as noisy as a normal conversation, typically 60 dba.

Other GE Dishwasher Models

You can find the noise rating for GE dishwashers right on Goedeker’s product pages for each model. Under the ‘Specs’ tab, one of the pieces of data is “Quiet Package” which will give you the dba rating for the dishwasher.

The GE GDT550HGDBB dishwasher, for example has a rating of 48 dba. The GE Cafe CDT725SSFSS comes in at 46 dba. Other models, such as the GE GLDT696DSS are slightly louder, at 56 dba. All are in the range of regular ambient background noise, though if you are sensitive to noise you may want to consider those with the absolute quietest rating.

A Quiet Atmosphere at Home is Essential

Loud, sudden noises, or even noises that suddenly rise above ambient levels, can do more damage to our bodies and our health than just hearing loss. Noisehelp.com lists several effects of loud or irregular noise levels in the home or work environment, including high blood pressure, headaches, and digestive disturbances.

Consider how you “jump” when you hear a sudden noise  or change in your environment’s soundscape. That is your body preparing for danger, and if this response is triggered, even subconsciously, over and over all day you may find yourself stressed and out of sorts on a regular basis.

GE took the dishwasher’s contribution to the home soundscape to another level when they introduced musical alerts on their dishwashers. Rather than a jarring beep or buzz, GE dishwashers are being produced that have their own musical score, such as the GE Monogram ZDT870SSFSS dishwasher. You can sample the tunes on our earlier blog post here. The GE Monogram ZDT870SSFSS is also very quiet, tested at just 39 dba.

Customer Satisfaction Important to GE 

In a customer study conducted in 2011, GE found that consumers’ top concerns were getting their dishes clean and having them finish the cycle dry. However, GE dishwashers have very low noise rating and the introduction of musical appliances suggests that their engineers have tried hard to make sure that the dishwashers are as quiet as possible.

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