The GE GLD5666V[SS] is a dishwasher available from
The GLD5666V[SS] typically costs
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher
models like the GLD5666V[SS].
Ample flatware slots:
Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
The Ratings of GE GLD5766V[SS] were applied to untested model GE GLD5666V[SS], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
This company, which touts its innovations and features, is the second-biggest dishwasher brand and has four lines: GE, Profile, Café, and Monogram. Prices range from about $250 for a basic GE model to $1,400 for a Monogram product. In 2006, GE introduced the Smart Dispense feature, which automatically dispenses detergent in the right amount for the load and is found on its high-end Profile, Café, and Monogram models. The Café line offers professional-style models at lower prices than the Monogram series.
Ample flatware slots Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
Ample flatware slots
Adjustable upper rack Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.
Adjustable upper rack
Sensor A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
Self-cleaning filter A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Hidden controls Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
Interior material A dishwasher's interior, which includes the inside of the door, could be made of stainless steel, plastic, or a combination of the two--such as a plastic door and stainless sides and bottom. Unlike a plastic interior, an all-stainless interior won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Worst dishwasher & service experience ever<br /><br />We brought a GE GLD4466RSS 1.5 year ago, but GE called us saying there was no GLD4466RSS in stocl so they would send an upgraded model GLD5666V00SS and it would take 20 more days to delivery because it would come from US (I'm in Canada). We said OK, at least it's we will get a better machine. WRONG! That is were our nightmare started. <br /><br />We got the machine and it never worked properly. Full cycle doesn't go through till end every time, we can chose whatever cycle that it will have only a quick pre-wash cycle in only 20 minutes, the soap box opens once in a while and if you don't open the door, it will re-run the 20 min cycle every 2 hours. In the beginning it happened only once in a while, but now it works only like that (never have full cycle). <br /><br />We called GE warranty services few times, got few parts replaced, at the second time we requested to replace the machine since we had same problem and we thought there was no point to try to fix it again. But we were told by the service company that GE wouldn't change until they try all tentative to repair the machine.<br /><br />I've done some search and couldn't find this model on sale. I believe this dishwaser was the worst model they ever build and they wanted to get away of the stock somehow. We regret for not rejecting this machine and accepted the tentative to repair it. Because this appliance is ready to go to garbage and we will need to buy another one OF COURSE WE WON'T EVER BY A GE APPLIANCE AGAIN, EVER.
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from New Hampshire
Electric Valve Malfunctions
The electric valve in my GE dishwasher malfunctioned after just four months flooding my basement and causing thousands of dollars in damages. <br /><br />My insurance company currently is investigating this incident which could take months even years.<br /><br />Beware as my new dishwasher was used very gently and no one can tell me it won't happen again. Not sure if this is part of a bigger problem for GE with this particular dishwasher.