What appliance do you use most often? For me, it's my dishwasher. Having a reliable dishwasher is extremely important. I was so happy to receive the new GE Profile UltraFresh System Dishwasher from GE Appliances. Not only is it reliable, but it has embedded Microban antimicrobial technology. And it is SO pretty in my kitchen!
The GE Profile UltraFresh System Dishwasher is actually the first and only dishwasher with built-in Microban Antimicrobial technology which prevents 99% of bacteria on treated surfaces. In addition, the UltraFresh system helps prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria, so my dishwasher stays clean and fresh.
As a mother running a busy household, keeping my family safe is very important to me. I am very interested in products that help me do that. And between cooking, canning, hungry teen boys, and a hungry husband making tons of dishes I load my dishwasher at least once a day. When I load the GE Profile UltraFresh System Dishwasher I feel good about what I am doing. I have been using it for about 2 weeks, and I am very happy.
What is Microban Antimicrobial Technology?
Over the past 18 months we've all had a heightened sense of awareness about germs and bacteria in our homes and beyond. One of the key ways to keep our families safe is disinfecting often. And an appliance that practically disinfects itself?? I'm sold! When it comes to our dishwashers, Microban antimicrobial technology takes dishwashing up a notch by ensuring that not only do our dishes come out clean, but our dishwasher stays clean too. This reduces bacteria.
How does it work? Microban antimicrobial treatments are actually built into products during the manufacturing process. It's not just a coating, it is embedded, so it will not wash off. And it will not have to be retreated. When bacteria comes into contact with a product surface, Microban antimicrobial product protection penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and disrupts the cell, making the microorganism unable to grow and reproduce.
So, this means that even if you stick a dirty plate in the dishwasher with dirt and germs on your hands, your dishwasher is protected from those dirty hands contaminating commonly touched surfaces. And in addition the smart sensors continuously monitor when to add fresh water into the wash system to drain and renew the sump with fresh, clean water to help prevent the growth of odor- causing bacteria.
Besides having Microban antimicrobial technology embedded to fight bacteria, the GE Profile UltraFRESH dishwasher is loaded with other useful features that are making my life easier.
GE Profile UltraFRESH Features
- Steam + Sani – Save time with a steam and sanitize option that loosens tough soils before the wash cycle begins, so you get a complete wash with no pre-rinsing or soaking necessary. Plus, a sanitization cycle reduces 99% of bacteria on dishes.
- Dry BoostTM with Fan Assist – Dry Boost with Fan Assist gets hard- to-dry items like plastics up to 3 times drier than heated dry cycles using a fan that pulls moist air out, resulting in table ready dishes
- Built-In WiFi Dishwasher – Get the most out of your smart dishwasher with built-in WiFi powered by SmartHQ. It lets you use your smartphone to control your unit remotely, monitor cycles and even automatically order more detergent.
- Deep Clean Silverware Jets – This dishwasher with powerful cleaning jets washes your silverware to perfection, no matter how you load it. A system of 40 jets blast the silverware basket from the bottom up, removing all stuck-on foods.
- Built-In Third Rack – This dishwasher with third rack storage lets you easily clean more items in fewer loads. It gives you extra loading flexibility with a place to store silverware, spatulas, lids and more.
- Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel – An advanced fingerprint resistant stainless finish lets you easily wipe away fingerprints and smudges to keep your dishwasher looking clean and new.
- 4 Bottle Wash Jets – This dishwasher with bottle jets ensures a deep clean for tall items, narrow glasses, jars and more. In the upper rack, each of the four bottle wash jets direct water and detergent inside to effectively wash hard-to-reach areas.
- Water Leak Sensor-This dishwasher features Active Flood Protect, which prevents potential overflows for greater peace of mind. It works by using a water leak detector to sense when water is too high, pumping it out until a safe level is reached.
- Reliable Performance – American made, this dishwasher is durable, long-lasting and dependable. Its consistent performance will give you totally clean and dry dishes with every cycle.
- Lower Rack Fold-Down Tines – Enjoy next-level this loading flexibility dishwasher thanks to multi-position, fold-down tines in the lower rack. Adjust them into three different positions and configure your rack to accommodate any item.
- Smooth-Glide Upper Rack -This dishwasher full-extension upper rack makes loading and unloading smooth and simple. It easily extends on 48 ball bearings, so you can make light work of even the heaviest loads.
- 42 dBA Dishwasher – With this ultra-quiet dishwasher, you get reliable wash performance and a deep clean without unwanted noise in the kitchen.
So far my favorite feature is the status screen on the front. With my previous dishwasher it was a guess as to what stage the dishwasher was in or if it was even on unless you bent down for a closer look under the edge of the cabinet. With my new GE Profile UltraFRESH I get a clear indicator of washing, drying, and clean. Now there is no worry of someone walking up to the dishwasher and just ripping it open. The whole family can see when it's safe to open the door.
I also love that a full cycle runs in a relatively short time, so I can do what I need and get on with my day. The 1 hour wash cycle (124 minutes including drying) means that I can do a quick load if I need to. Another interesting mode is AutoSense, which automatically senses the soil level and adjusts the wash cycle. The Heavy load cycle will be very useful for the holiday season. And the Light cycle is great for just doing a few items.
The SmartHQ App
As someone addicted to all things tech, I love the technology of this dishwasher. And I love that the GE SmartHQ app keeps me updated on the dishwasher status. So, even when I’m out in the garden, in the basement, or wrapped up doing other things, I know when my load is done. I will know when my canning jars are sanitized and ready to go.
The SmartHQ app also allows me to schedule service, keep track of my dishwasher pod inventory (LOVE THIS!), order more by connecting your app to Alexa, and lock controls on the dishwasher so busy, curious kids can't push buttons.
Stay tuned for more on how much I’m doing with my new GE Profile UltraFresh Dishwasher. And for more information visit the GE Profile UltraFRESH System Dishwasher website.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GE. All opinions are my own.