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Café Dishwashers Reviewed: Kitchen Style

by Spencer's TV & Appliance

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At a Glance:

Get to Know Café

What Makes Café Unique?

Top Café Dishwasher Models


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A day rarely goes by that you don’t create dirty dishes. There might be some days when your sink is full of dirty pots, pans, and plates. There might be other days when you only need to wash a coffee mug and a spoon. However, your dishwasher is always there for you.

Nearly 70% of American households have dishwashers and half of those households run their dishwashers between one and six times per week. The larger the household, the more frequently the dishwasher is run (on average). 

If a dishwasher is such an important item in your home, you don’t want to rush through the process of choosing one. Not all dishwashers have the same features and quality of performance. One brand you should absolutely consider in your search is Café by GE. Learn more about your Café dishwasher options and why you should shop from this brand.

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Get to Know Café

Before you look at different Café dishwasher models, it helps to have an idea of where this brand comes from. If you haven’t heard of Café before, you aren’t alone. This line of appliances is brand new. General Electric (GE) first started selling these appliances in 2018. Considering most appliance companies have decades (if not centuries) of history, it’s not surprising that people are still discovering this five-year-old brand.

GE wanted to create a line of appliances that were more high-end than its existing models. A Café dishwasher is made with better materials, has more features, and comes with more design choices than a basic GE dishwasher. While Café appliances are higher-end than standard models, they aren’t as expensive as luxury lines. Basically, you can feel like you have a luxury dishwasher in your kitchen without having to pay for one. 

What Makes Café Unique?

While the features of a Café dishwasher will set it apart from other models, this brand has one key trait that makes it unique. You can customize any Café appliance you buy so it matches your kitchen design. Not only do most Café models come in different colors, but you can choose from a variety of accents that complement your cabinet hardware or plumbing choices.

There are six different finishes you can choose from when you buy a Café dishwasher. These range from darker colors (like flat black and brushed brass) to lighter hues (brushed copper and stainless). The colors will be featured prominently on your handles and on any knobs that come with the appliance.

These colors are available with almost any Café model. If you furnish your kitchen entirely with Café products, you can let these little accents tie the room together.

Top Café Dishwasher Models

Café offers a variety of styles and products for your dishwasher. Here are just a few options to consider as you start your search for the best dishwasher.

Café™ 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher

Café™ 24" Stainless Steel Built In Dishwasher

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This model is a great place to start in your search for a Café appliance dishwasher. The upper racks are adjustable so you can design your dishwasher to match your washing needs. You can lower the rack by two inches in order to wash your stemware or you can raise it up if you have large pots to accommodate below. There is also a third top rack where you can place your spatulas, large spoons, and other essential utensils.

There are multiple wash features that also make this model desirable. There are bottle jets to clean out the depths of these reusable containers. There is also a high-temperature wash option to address your sanitation concerns. If you are going to invest in a new dishwasher, consider this model by Café. 

You can learn more about this model by reading online reviews. One buyer writes, “The dishwasher is unbelievably quiet. You can barely hear the jets start and once running you can't hear this thing at all. It is also amazingly pretty. The materials are top notch and the whole thing just feels like a solid appliance that will last far beyond its designed life cycle.”

Café™ 24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher

Café™ 24" Stainless Steel Built In Dishwasher

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This is a slightly elevated dishwasher compared to the previous model. It comes in three different colors: matte black, matte white, and stainless steel. Customers can also enjoy the customization options on the handles that Café is known for.

There are 10 total cycle options you can choose from when setting this dishwasher. Not only can you adjust the pressure and temperature of the water through the various settings, but you can also choose what gets washed. There is a Lower Rack Only cycle and an Upper Rack Only cycle if you don’t have a full dishwasher but need your items washed. This can help you save on water while still getting your dishes cleaned. 

Check out customer reviews to see why people think this is the most reliable dishwasher on the market. One person writes, “Not only sleek in appearance inside and out but the function is tremendous. Plenty of room for everything from tiny utensils to huge pots and pans. Love the options for the rows of prongs that can be adjusted.”

Café™ 24" Matte White Built-In Drawer Dishwasher

Café™ 24" Matte White Built-In Drawer Dishwasher

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How do you currently load your dishwasher? If you are like most households, durable items are placed on the lower rack while delicate items are set near the top. However, it doesn’t matter how you load your appliance because all of your dishes have to go through the same cycle. This model is looking to change that.

This white Café dishwasher has two separate drawers that can be controlled independently. You can run a delicate cycle just for your stemware and then use a more powerful option for your pots and pans. This dishwasher is also ideal if you need to wash your dishes but don’t have a full load. You can wash a few items before you leave on vacation and use less water and energy in the process.

There are also technological elements that make this dishwasher stand out. For example, if you need to pause the cycle, just knock. A simple knock on the front of the dishwasher will stop the cycle so you can remove key items or add new dishes you forgot.

You can see why people love this dishwasher model by reading online reviews. One person shares, “I really enjoy having two washers to go back and forth from. It makes running smaller loads more enjoyable and I want to run them more often. I am pleased with the performance of the machine.”


Is Café a luxury brand for appliances?

Café is considered a high-end brand that uses quality materials and advanced technology in its products. However, it isn’t necessarily part of the luxury space. This line of appliances was created by GE to fall in the middle of the luxury scale. These models are nicer than basic appliances but won’t cost as much as Viking or Miele units.

Is GE Café better than Profile?

Along with Café, GE also offers a line of Profile products to compete in the high-end market. Café appliances usually have more features and design options than Profile models. In order to choose between the two brands, focus on the features you most want in your products. See which brand offers the best models that meet your needs.

What is the life expectancy of a Café dishwasher?

Most dishwashers are expected to last around 10 years. Some high-quality models might last up to 15 years. You can expect your Café dishwasher to last within this range as long as you care for it. Naturally, appliances that are used more often will wear out faster than others. Your dishwasher might last longer if you only use it once or twice per week as opposed to running it daily.

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Since 1973, Spencer’s TV & Appliance has grown to 10 locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The secret to our longevity is simple: personal service. Customer satisfaction has always been the focus of our business, and throughout the years, we have been able to work hard with our suppliers to bring you the best prices. After all, getting customers the best price and personal attention is how we compete with big-box stores, day in and day out.

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At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop Café dishwashers online today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you find the perfect Café dishwasher for your home. Call us, or better yet, stop by at one of our locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Visit us today!

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