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4.5 | 125 Reviews

Frigidaire 18" Built-In Dishwasher

Frigidaire FFBD1831UB

Features

  • Top & Bottom Rack Dual Spray Arm System
  • NSF® Certified Sanitize Option
  • Fits up to 8 Place Settings
  • Advanced Drying System

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In
  • Width: 18"
  • Depth: 24"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: No
  • Decibel Level: 52.0 dB
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Top & Bottom Rack Dual Spray Arm System

Our spray arm technology gives your dishes the ultimate clean every time.

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NSF® Certified Sanitize Option

Sanitize cycle removes 99.9% of common household bacteria. * Our products meet the NSF® testing standards.

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Fits up to 8 Place Settings

Cleans up to 8 place settings in one cycle. See owner's manual for recommended loading instructions.

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Advanced Drying System

Heating element helps dry your dishes the first time

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Multiple Cleaning Cycle Options

Features easy-to-use cleaning cycle options for your different cleaning needs including Energy Saver, Heavy Wash, and Rinse Only.

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ENERGY STAR® Certified

Save money and maximize energy efficiency.

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Quiet Operation

Enjoy a quiet clean with a noise insulation system that keeps dishwasher noise to 52 dBA.

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Cycle Status Indicators

Know when your dishes are washing, drying and clean with the status indicators.

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Filtration System

Removable, self-cleaning filter eliminates food particles, keeping dishes clean.

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ADA Compliant

Product complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. * When properly installed, meets the appliance standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines as published by the United States Access Board on June 23, 2004, as amended August 5, 2005.

Top & Bottom Rack Dual Spray Arm System Our spray arm technology gives your dishes the ultimate clean every time.

NSF® Certified Sanitize Option Sanitize cycle removes 99.9% of common household bacteria. * Our products meet the NSF® testing standards.

Fits up to 8 Place Settings Cleans up to 8 place settings in one cycle. See owner's manual for recommended loading instructions.

Advanced Drying System Heating element helps dry your dishes the first time

Multiple Cleaning Cycle Options Features easy-to-use cleaning cycle options for your different cleaning needs including Energy Saver, Heavy Wash, and Rinse Only.

ENERGY STAR® Certified Save money and maximize energy efficiency.

24-Hour Delay Start Set your dishwasher to run on your schedule. It can be set to run up to 24 hours in advance.

Quiet Operation Enjoy a quiet clean with a noise insulation system that keeps dishwasher noise to 52 dBA.

Cycle Status Indicators Know when your dishes are washing, drying and clean with the status indicators.

Filtration System Removable, self-cleaning filter eliminates food particles, keeping dishes clean.

ADA Compliant Product complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. * When properly installed, meets the appliance standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines as published by the United States Access Board on June 23, 2004, as amended August 5, 2005.

Features

  • Top & Bottom Rack Dual Spray Arm System
  • NSF® Certified Sanitize Option
  • Fits up to 8 Place Settings
  • Advanced Drying System
  • Multiple Cleaning Cycle Options
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • 24-Hour Delay Start
  • Quiet Operation
  • Cycle Status Indicators
  • Filtration System
  • ADA Compliant
Product Line Dishwasher
Size 18"
Installation Type Built-In
Factory Sourced
Color Black
Dishwasher
Detergent Dispenser Yes
Filter Trap Removable
Filtered Water 100 %
Motor Speeds Single-Speed
Place Setting Capacity 8
Rinse Aid Dispenser Yes
Lower Spray Arm Bi-Beam
Middle Spray Arm Bi-Beam
Upper Spray Arm Spray Arm
Tub Material Stainless Steel
Wash Levels 4
Wash System Direct Feed
Dishwasher Cycles
China Crystal Yes
Energy Saver Yes
Heavy Yes
Normal Yes
Number of Cycles 6
Quick Yes
Rinse Only Yes
Upper Rack Yes
Dishwasher Options
Drying System Static Vent
Heated Dry Yes
High Temperature Yes
Lower Rack
Number of Silverware Basket 1
Rack Type Deluxe
General Specifications
Sound Level 52 dBA
Annual Energy 240 kWh
Product Weight 58.9 lbs
Warranty - Labor 1 Year
Warranty - Parts 1 Year
Controls
Control Location Front
Delay Start Hours 1-24 Hours
Exterior
Door and Handle Design Pocket
Dimensions and Volume
Minimum Height 32 1/2"
Maximum Height 35 1/4"
Width 18"
Depth 24"
Depth With Door Open 45 1/2"
Installation
Connection Location Right Bottom
Number of Leveling Legs 4
Certifications and Approvals
ADA Compliant Yes
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes
Meets ASSE 1006 Requirements Yes
NSF Certified Yes

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 18"
  • Depth: 24"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: No
  • Decibel Level: 52.0 dB
  • WiFi Connected: No

Complete Owner's Guide

Guide d'utilisation complet

Propietario completa Gu a

Energy Guide

Installation Instructions

Product Specifications Sheet

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4.5 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

3/31/2024

Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Dishwasher

PetersonT 3/31/2024

Works well, happy with purchase
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

3/21/2024

Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

So Far, So Good

NotThatJasonLee 3/11/2024

I've only run 2 loads through it, but have been quite pleased with the level of cleaning it provides. I needed a smaller dishwasher due to a reconfiguring of my kitchen and this one fit perfectly. It's not enough to remove a star, but the length of time for the quickest wash cycle (60-Minute Wash) is a bit long in my opinion, but it beats me standing over the sink hand washing for the same amount of time. All in all, I'm pleased with the purchase and have shown it off to a few friends.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

3/6/2024

Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Nice little dishwasher

HereIam 3/2/2024

This is designed for a variety of counter heights so has adjustable legs. For a traditional counter height you need to have those plastic legs unscrewed almost to the maximum. The dishwasher was a touch wobbly until the anti-tip brackets were installed.I got the black version and it includes a black kickplate. It comes with silver colored screws to attach it so they stand out.It is washing my dishes well even with dried on food. The instructions show suggested images of how to arrange eight place settings but that must be with thin plates. My plates are thicker - they still fit between the slanted tines but are vertical and don't slant and nest like the images. As with any dishwasher it will take some trial-and-error to figure out how to best place the dishes.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

junto2024 2/19/2024

This little machine does it all. And so far I have seen no problems. My installation was fairly easy. My old machine lasted 19 years, so we will see.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works well, easy replacement

windycitydishwasher 2/11/2024

Upgraded to Frigidaire from a Kenmote dishwasher. It™€™s sleek and quieter than my old one.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Good dishwasher

sbelle26 2/7/2024

Have had frigidaire dishwashers for as long as I can remember and have always been satisfied with their performance. This is our 2nd small (18") one we've had, installation was fairly easy. Will continue to get frigidaire if ever needed.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Product!

DarcieD 1/30/2024

I am very pleased with this dishwasher. It is sleek, works well, and is efficient and quiet.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Little but mighty

Rosie V 1/17/2024

Purchased this 18 inch dishwasher. Fits à lot and does a wonderful job cleaning. And is so quiet
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

18" Built-In Dishwasher

rp247 1/17/2024

During kitchen remodel wanted more counter top space. As a result standard 24 inch dishwasher was not going to work with new base cabinet configuration. Purchased the 18" Built-In Dishwasher and this unit worked perfect. Very quite and so far cleans dishes very well.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works as it should

lmkwp69 12/30/2023

Runs quietly and washes as expected.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Solid dishwasher option for smaller kitchen underneath countertop

HonestOpinion2023 12/29/2023

Dishwasher works well and installs neatly underneath countertop. Appreciate that Frigidaire continues to make the 18™€ size as there are a lot of kitchens built with that form factor.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sparkly clean

Leslie64 12/23/2023

Love my new dishwasher.Dishes are coming out sparkly clean.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Susan2023 12/20/2023

I have only used it a few times since it was installed the end of last week. I love it so far! Dishes have come out spot free! I look forward to many years of using this dishwasher. I now have a matching appliances with my refrigerator and range.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

This dishwasher is too short; won't match countertop. It's ADA type

DeniRN 11/28/2023

Apparently there are no dishwashers that are apartment size, 18 inches wide, which also are tall enough to EASILY match the standard countertops. I bought this model twice, last year for my elderly brother. I was not there for install. But I also bought the same model for my home with a smaller kitchen. The Contractor charged me an extra $200. to retrofit this dishwasher. So PLEASE, they don't tell. you this in the adverts; you'll need to prop-up the dishwasher or place an insert on top, in order to match it with the STANDARD COUNTER TOP HEIGHT. This is terrible that Frigidaire does not EXPLAIN this in the adverts. Home Depot does not either. The problem is, you'll need to jury-rig when installing this AND if you buy from Home Depot, they won't refund the cost if you want to buy a different model. And that's PRIMARILY DUE TO FRIGIDARE NOT TAKING THE ITEMS BACK.So, in the end, as usual, the CUSTOMER IS THE ONE WHO IS HARMED.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Small but mighty

Lt62 10/16/2023

Our older kitchen wasn™€™t designed for a dishwasher. However when we decided to replace a cabinet with the dishwasher, it looks like it was made for the space. It is compact. But I get a whole sink full of dishes per load. And it cleans like a dream.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

18 " Dishwasher by Frigidaire

Sus79 9/25/2023

I have not had a dishwasher for 30 years as when we sold our house we moved to an Rv and traveled for 10 years all over the USA. Then we moved into a resident-owned mobile home park and it had no dishwasher but this year we decided to forgo not having any drawers and the 18 " fit perfectly in that space. I have never been so happy and so pleased with my new dishwasher. Thank you Frigidaire
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

love it!

9/25/2023

Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Dish Washer

PAD 8TH 8/17/2023

So far very satisfied with my dish washer. Thank you for wanting my thoughts on my appliance.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

I hate it.

JSRat921 8/14/2023

Our 26 year old dishwasher unfortunately died and we needed to replace it. Read a ton of reviews on best smaller dishwashers and finally decided on this Frigidaire unit based on the positive ratings. After a few weeks of use I feel like we made the biggest mistake. This unit™€™s capacity is soooo much smaller than our last unit™€™s. We can™€™t fit nearly the amount of items in it, especially glasses/mugs and bowls. I don™€™t even understand the short spokes that are in it, they don™€™t support much of anything. If you want to stack bowls on the top rack you have to use the adjustable flap to support them which means you cut in half the space available for glasses. Due to the center spikes being so short and oddly slanted we can™€™t fit glasses in that area. The spokes for the plates in the bottom rear rack are okay, at least the spokes there are a reasonable height. The front part of the bottom rack however barely supports any dishes. Again, the short, overly slanted spokes keep bowls from being positioned upright and do not allow for that many items being placed in the rack. The last row of spokes on the bottom closest to the front of the dishwasher are so close to the edge that you can™€™t even squeeze small containers in there to utilize more space. As for plastic containers, what a pain. They don™€™t fit easily anywhere and stayed filled with water even after full cycle wash, despite using the heavy duty heated dry cycle. I notice the silverware often doesn™€™t get cleaned completely and have been having to wash by hand afterwards. The control panel is difficult to read and the font is very tiny so add that to the list of negatives. Only positive thing I can say is it doesn™€™t leave spots on the glasses or silverware. I hate it and am so disappointed. I wish I could uninstall it and return it, this is the worst appliance purchase we ever made. Guess we are stuck with it and with having to do more dishes by hand.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

No, I do not recommend this product

2 Stars

I4 errors

Home bound 7/13/2023

We haven™€™t a chance to truly enjoy the dishwasher. We purchased it as a second unit for our china and crystal glasses™€¦ it runs quite and is stainless steel but is plagued with i4 errors for leaks. We first have to appliance store come out but now we have referred the problem to Frigidaire. We hope this goes better!
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Apartment sized dishwasher

Lisa15 6/27/2023

This is a perfect dishwasher when space is very limited. Good for 1 -2 people residing in a household.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Dishwasher

Champace 6/5/2023

Love the Frigidaire, I have had one in the past and only wanted Frigidaire when the time came to replace
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Happy customer

Len yea 4/14/2023

The dish washer works great and. quiet
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Compact and quiet

Qwesley 4/4/2023

Our kitchen has limited space, so we were looking for a compact dishwasher. This was the perfect fit and we were pleased with how quiet it was. While it may be a smaller dishwasher, you can still fit a decent load of dishes in it and it cleans even some very dirty food-stuck-on dishes with ease.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great little dishwasher!

Joanne M 3/31/2023

I love my 18" dishwasher - great size and works beautifully.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Little but mighty

Skippercat1 3/15/2023

Fits in my small kitchen very wellWashes as expected I love it
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

teamster 3/11/2023

Only had it operational for 2 weeks, but very satisfied so far. It's much quieter than expected and operates efficiently .
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Small but Powerful

Becca54 3/3/2023

This compact dishwasher may look small, but it has room enough to hold an 8 piece setting and has the power to back up it's name! My dishes have never been so clean! I absolutely love it!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Diswasher

suzy412 2/25/2023

Gets dishes clean and dry. Excellent dishwasher.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Dishwasher

JenBom 12/27/2022

Works great and am happy with product so far
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Barbs99 12/25/2022

Love the size, functioning and black finish.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

JRA47 12/21/2022

Lower rack innermost wheels interference with vertical gasket on the two sides. This happens if the rack is pushed into the cabinet without being exactly centered. If the wheels were shortened slightly, this issue might be resolved.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

18" dishwasher

GaryB57 11/20/2022

Love our new dishwasher, wish had faster cycle. Does a great job cleaning our dishes
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

dbmoore4 10/4/2022

This dishwasher is super quiet, has all the options we needed and does a great job of cleaning and drying our dishes. Very happy with this purchase.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Review 18™€

Polk 10/4/2022

So far so good
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

9/21/2022

Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

 Incentivized Review

5 Stars

Very pleased with new dishwasher.

SusieII 9/20/2022

This Frigidaire dishwasher works well. I am quite pleased. It's quiet and has a few more settings than my old one. I like the design of the tableware caddy, for it makes it easier to efficiently fill it with tableware.I might have designed the racks just a bit differently or made them, so they could be adjusted a bit. I don't often fill the racks with place setting for 8. Just the same, I'm pleased with the racks and I can put most skillets, and pots/pans in the dishwasher and everything comes out clean and air dried.Adding rinse aid ensures glassware comes out clean and much better looking than my old dishwasher towards the last.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love my dishwasher

JC714 9/11/2022

The dishwasher is just perfect for my 1 bedroom home. It fit perfectly in the space available and was easy to install. The adjustable legs meant it was a nice, snug fit up to the bottom of my counter. It™€™s easy to use, and does a great job cleaning and sanitizing my dishes.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great compact dishwasher. Perfect for smaller spaces

jake615 8/24/2022

Great dishwasher. I installed a dishwasher in a kitchen that has never had one before and my only choice was to do an 18™€ dishwasher, unless I wanted to customize or replace a few of my cabinets. So far, this dishwasher has been great. We knew when we purchased it that the capacity would be less than that of a standard 24™€ but for a 2-3 person smaller household, this size dishwasher is able to handle our number of dishes just fine. Installation was simple and the cutout dimensional guide was perfect for cutting out an opening from my cabinets.The dishwasher itself works great. So far, the only complaint is that the dish pod holder can be tricky to snap closed and usually takes quite a few tries after putting a pod in.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

great appliance

horsemor 8/18/2022

Very pleased with this dishwasher. Compact size suits me perfectly for small family. Dishes have never been as clean on all cycles. Extremely quiet.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Good Purchase

My Rentals 8/10/2022

This unit was purchased as a replacement in my rental property. Tenant approved!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Game Room dishwasher for bar

jabot 8/4/2022

Is a great fit for the upstairs game room. It's perfect for washing glasses, chip bowls etc. Was easy to install, does a good job cleaning and is quiet.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

6/2/2022

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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Works great

JMG2 4/25/2022

I am a first time dishwasher purchaser with a small kitchen, so this apartment size appliance really is the ideal purchase for me. I am impressed with the cleanliness of the dishes, we have alot of minerals in our water but it gets the glasses sparkling clean. I highly recomment this dishwasher.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Small but mighty

Huntingmouse 4/19/2022

Fit the hole where the old one was perfect, holds almost the same amount of dishes as a full size and washes really well. It is a little quieter then a full size too.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Freya22 4/19/2022

Very quiet..cleans everything Ivery well
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Perfect For Our Small Space

TOMALLEN63 4/8/2022

This replaced our 18-year-old, 18" Kenmore beast that sounded like a jet plane just before it died! It's surprisingly quiet and gets dishes clean. Who could ask for more? I just have one beef: the bottom tray gets stuck EVERY SINGLE TIME I pull it out to load. I then have to wrestle to get it back on the track so that it can roll back in.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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