LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE (NYSE:GE) has announced a new Monogram® dishwasher designed for the senses and built to perform. In addition to its advanced cleaning technology, the new dishwasher is the first appliance to feature its own soundtrack, befitting the luxurious Monogram brand.
For the past two years, GE’s Industrial Design Operation, led by Director Lou Lenzi, gave each of GE’s four appliance brands, including Monogram, its own unique sonic palette. For Monogram appliances, Lenzi's team composed an elegant, classical piano number. The audio can be heard when turning the dishwasher on or off and receiving notifications, for example.
Harsh beeps and buzzers are a thing of the past for Monogram owners. “Adding a complementary sound element can enhance everyday interactions with your appliances,” said Lenzi. “The fit, feel, finish—and now sound—of the dishwasher evoke the luxury of the Monogram brand.”
Plus, with a dBA of 39 during wash and dry cycles, the only thing you will hear is the classically scored sounds.
With 54 percent more cleaning jets than any other luxury dishwasher—including jets designed to clean the insides of wine glasses, champagne flutes, sports bottles and other hard-to-reach glassware—you will see the clean. This, combined with the reversing wash arm, ensures complete coverage of dishes, glassware and silverware from top to bottom.
An LCD display and interior LED theater lighting please the eye while enhancing the loading and unloading process.
Additional features include:
- The Max Dry setting uses a powerful multispeed fan for intensified drying performance.
- A full extension, smooth-glide upper rack with fold-down tines easily accommodates large or odd-shaped items.
- The lower rack features multi position fold-down tines. Now, you can configure racks to fit your dishes with adjustable loading options.
- Quickly adjust the upper rack 2 inches up or down to fit tall glassware and 10 ½-inch plates with plenty of room in the bottom rack for large platters and cookie sheets.
- A new third rack accommodates cutlery and other flat kitchen utensils, providing better loading flexibility and freeing up valuable space in the bottom two racks.
- ENERGY STAR® qualified/CEE qualified – Meets or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings.
Pricing and availability
The new GE Monogram dishwasher (model ZDT870SSF), assembled in Louisville, Ky., has an MSRP of $1,799* and will be available in February 2014. Front panels come in stainless steel or can be customized. All styles fit into cabinet frames for a flush installation.
For downloadable audio files of the Monogram dishwasher soundtrack, click here.
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*Retailers set their own pricing.