GE Café™ Series Dishwasher with SmartDispense™ Technology


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Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD)

34 in x 24 in x 24 3/4 in

About this Product


  • 5-stage filtration with Piranha™ hard food disposer
    5 self-cleaning filters ensure clean dishes
  • Dedicated Silverware Jets
    Highly pressurized spray jets target the silverware area for improved cleaning
  • Deep clean cycle with Steam Prewash
    Removes tough, baked-on soils like egg, rice and oatmeal
  • Fan assist dry with heated option and ActiveVent
    A heating element heats the air inside while a hidden fan circulates the warm air to help dry dishes
  • 48 dBA sound level
    Nearly silent two-pump system cleans dirty dishes without disruption

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GE Café™ Series Dishwasher with SmartDispense™ Technology - CDWT980VSS

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GE Café™ Series Dishwasher with SmartDispense™ Technology - CDWT980VSS

Ratings and Q&A

CDWT980VSS 3.5 5 30 30
so far so good It's been 20 years since I've had a dishwasher and I'm impressed, quiet and cleans well. August 5, 2013
Cleaning Cleaning the outside for water stains "HORRIBLE" Everyone from Home Depot to other customers who bought the same product have the same problem. It looks great in the store. Nice and shiny but get it home and continue to have it the same way "NO"..I have used all the products to keep it beautiful and it does not work. Ask the saleman and they also have no Idea..Bc/ they also get the complaints and they are out of ideas. Disappointed with GE that they do not have a product that completely works. ' VERY DISAPPOINTED" I"m now looking for for another company. July 13, 2013
NO knobs Sleek, controls on top of door. stainless steel interior. energy saver. Beautiful July 2, 2013
Recurring leak We've had this dishwasher for about a year now and have been dealing with a front door leak through 5 service calls now. Another reviewer mentioned the same issue, if you search the Internet you'll find others. There is a condensation issue on the inside of the door that causes this leak out of the lower left side of the door. After 5 service calls I have come to learn there is a kit to fix this, but the other reviewer said it came back. Happy that I have the extended warranty! The vent kit will be installed next week, we'll see how it goes. I hope it solves it because this would be a great review for this dishwasher otherwise, it's very quite and cleans well. I believe with the amount of complaints that I have seen about this issue GE should treat it as a recall, we have wood floors and had we not seen this issue it could have done some really serious damage to our floors. June 5, 2013
We Upgraded! We own the Caf? Refrig, Stove, and Microwave; and we finally upgraded our old dishwasher to the new Caf?! We Love it! I enjoy that the machine has the auto soap dispenser, and the hard food disposal; especially with a family of 5. It has saved us time; and effort throughout the day! Thanks GE! May 15, 2013
THIS PRODUCT IS VERY QUIET! The dishes come out clean! The machine is very quiet....being in an open concept cottage, it was very important to have a dishwasher that was quiet! The look is sleek...with no controls on outside it looks nice. I have it paired with the GE Monogram Series Pro Range and it matches great! April 17, 2013
This product has great features! This is by far the most quiet dishwasher we have owned! It is durable stainless steel and cleans great! April 16, 2013
Great features This product is so quiet that I actually have to put my ear near it to see if it has started. My glassware is crystal clear and dishes come out spotless. The look is very sleek; no buttons for small hands to interrupt cycle. March 28, 2013
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