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Frigidaire 18'' Built-In Dishwasher

Model # FFBD1831US

 4.2 out of 5 (97 Reviews)

Available in 3 Color(s)

Regular Price $949.99

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Features:

  • A Thorough Clean Every Time
  • National Sanitation Foundation® Certified
  • Fits up to 8 place settings: Cleans 8 place settings in one cycle.
  • Heated Drying System: Heating element helps dry your dishes the first time
  • Multiple Cleaning Cycle Options
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Time Saving 24 - Hour Delay Start
  • Quiet Operation Won't Run You Out Of The Room
  • Cycle Status Indicators
  • Filtration System: Removable, self-cleaning filter eliminates food particles, keeping dishes clean.
Certifications & Approvals
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
ADA Compliant - All Brands Yes
Meets ASSE 1006 Reqs Yes
NSF® Certified Yes
Controls
Delay Start - hours 0-24 Hours
Dishwasher: Cycles
Number of Cycles 6
Energy Saver Yes
China Crystal Yes
Heavy Yes
Normal Yes
Quick 1 Hr. Wash
Rinse Only Yes
Dishwasher: Options
NSF® Certified Yes
Hi-Temp Wash Yes
Heat/No Heat Dry Yes
Dishwasher: Rack System
Rack Type Nylon
Dishwasher: Rack Upper
Rack Type- Upper Rack Deluxe
Dishwasher: Rack Lower
Silverware Basket Standard
Rack Type- Lower Rack Deluxe
Dishwasher
Tub Design Standard
Interior Stainless Steel
Rinse Aid Dispenser Adjustable with Indicator
Wash Levels 4
Wash System Direct Feed
Filter Cleaning Type Self Cleaning
Filtered Water (%) 100
Detergent Dispenser Yes
Filter Trap Removable
Intergral Air Gap on Supply Yes
Drying System Static Vent
Electrical Specifications
Amps @ 120 Volts 8.5
Connection Location Right
Exterior
Exterior Finish Stainless Steel
General Specifications
Sound Level (dBa) 52
Leveling Legs 4
Product Weight (lbs) 62
Shipping Weight (lbs) 62
Dimensions: Exterior
Depth 22 1/2"
Depth(w/ 90° Door Open) 45 1/2"
Height 32 1/2 - 35 1/4"
Height (Min) 32 1/2"
Width 17 5/8 - 18"
Dimensions: Cut-Out
Depth 24"
Height 32 1/2 - 35 1/4
Width 17 5/8 - 18

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4.2

out of 5 (97 Reviews)

85% of reviewers recommend this product.

Good looking

Submitted by Lovesushi - 9/14/2020

I've only had an opportunity to use this twice. It seems like the cycles are quite long and I'm not sure how much water they use. Also, I put it on heat dry, but some of the things were still wet. Additionally, the washer still had water in it 2 days later and I have to leave the door open in order for it to dry out.Therefore, I'm not sure about the drying feature. Do I have to use a drying aid in order for everything to dry? Overall, it is a nice dishwasher.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Super quiet.

Submitted by Culebra56 - 9/12/2020

Great machine. Cleans everything extremely well, and quietly. The user manual mentions fold-down tines on the lower basket, but my model does not have that feature. My model, does, however, allow the upper basket to be lowered so taller items can be loaded there - which the manual does not mention - - I discovered this on my own.I run the 1 hour wash cycle without heat dry, nearly every day, and my electric bill has not been noticeably affected. The only issue is that the rinse aid drains directly out from inside the door, indicating that the dispenser is cracked or otherwise defective. A new one is on order though, so no worries.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Perfect dishwasher

Submitted by Claude53 - 9/11/2020

Bought the dishwasher a month ago for our small house. Perfect size and works great!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Sump leak and terrible repair support

Submitted by Ludwig - 9/10/2020

I'm telling everyone I know to not buy frigidaire products. My experience with this dishwasher is the same as many other 1 start reviews - a leak error message and terrible service getting the repair. The dishwasher has been broken for longer than it worked. Electrolux has serviced my dishwasher three times now and they keep literally guessing at what part it could be. I'm cutting my losses and buying a different dishwasher.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

No, I do not recommend this product

Didn™€™t have to do without

Submitted by Gtod - 9/10/2020

I™€™m downsizing and thought I™€™d never have room for a dishwasher in my small kitchen. But I found this beauty....didn™€™t know smaller dishwashers even existed. Thank you
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Yes, I recommend this product

easy to use

Submitted by Blackgun1 - 9/9/2020

this cameo in the new KZ rv that I bought in July 2020
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great dishwasher!

Submitted by Wiscobuffalo - 9/7/2020

I like the stainless steel look. It does what is expected of an 18" inch dishwasher. It cleans extremely well and has saved me hours of manually washing dishes every week. It has great basic features such as delayed start, heated drying, extended wash cycles, and is extremely quiet.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Unhappy with this dishwasher

Submitted by rose p - 9/5/2020

this is the dishwasher installed by my apartment complex. Normal wash cycle takes close to 2.5 hours to complete and when done dishes are still wet as if there is no drying cycle whatsoever.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

No, I do not recommend this product

VERY easy use instructions

Submitted by E Doe - 9/4/2020

I love my Frigidaire Dishwasher it is a very good investment for me and my family! Thank you
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Yes, I recommend this product

Cleans great...but,

Submitted by MP69 - 9/2/2020

Bought this model as a replacement for a Frigidaire 2004 model. Cleaning is great, but, the model is smaller than the 2004 model and the inability to place a lot of dishes and glasses and utensils in the racks due to the rack tines placement leaves alot to be desired.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Love my dishwasher!!!??????

Submitted by Baferg03 - 8/28/2020

I™€™ve always had a dishwasher until we moved to an older home. We upgraded the kitchen and could only get an 18™€ dishwasher. It™€™s the best!!!! Love love love!!!!! Couldn™€™t be more pleased!!!
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Works perfectly!

Submitted by MD26 - 8/28/2020

I bought this about two months ago and had it installed. We didn't have a dishwasher at all when we moved in to this house and we really missed it. It cleans well and the dry setting works well too. I'm happy with it!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Worst dishwasher on the planet

Submitted by DOUG334 - 8/25/2020

I bought this a couple of months ago and it is already broken and just try and get fidgidaire to send someone who knows what they are doing to try and fix it no they send idiots who can't even figure out how to take the dishwasher out the cabinet I am so stressed out with this and it's been broken for over a month and still no repair man can come and fix it they are supposedly ordering a pressure sensor without even looking at the dishwasher I am so upset with the way we are being forgotten about on a daily basis I will never ever buy fidgidaire again
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

No, I do not recommend this product

small giant

Submitted by Duke27 - 8/21/2020

Perfect!! she is so strong and silent . My late night companion .
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Yes, I recommend this product

Super quiet!

Submitted by CHUCK76 - 8/20/2020

Bought the 18" because our kitchen is small. Quieter than any we have owned. Very pleased!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Simple and Effective

Submitted by Princesspeg - 8/18/2020

I love the clean lines, matches my Gallery Refrigerator, Microwave and Oven without competing in a SMALL space Kitchen... and it cleans and dries very well. Definitely happy with my decision to purchase this Brand.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great dishwasher for 18" compact space and drying your dishes!

Submitted by NOLA Summer - 8/16/2020

We bought this for our compact second home - and it allowed us to install a compactor. Having the two together is great. The dishwasher is better than we imagined - and the heating element dry cycle is exactly what we need in the humidity driven south. Works great and I would buy another.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Super Compact and Super Performance

Submitted by Willow Glennite - 8/15/2020

I purchased this dishwasher as part of an appliance package for my home renovation. The designer suggested this size to maximize the cabinetry. It holds a large load of dishes, has several cycle selections, and is amazingly quiet. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Frigidaire Quality

Submitted by StationAir - 8/14/2020

All my appliances are Frigidaire and Electrolux. I™€™m loyal to the brand.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Good machine

Submitted by DishW - 8/14/2020

Installed 4 months ago. Runs well and quiet. Works for a family of 3
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great product!

Submitted by beant - 8/11/2020

Delighted with the performance. Requires regular rinse aid application, but otherwise works perfectly.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

compact great job cleaning

Submitted by tricia27 - 8/8/2020

we have had the machine about a month and we are very happy with how well it cleans
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Solid unit in a small space

Submitted by BillChuck - 8/3/2020

Very quiet - I can hear a game or movie when it is running. Filter setup was a welcome upgrade from my last dishwasher. Easy buttons and at least as many cycles as you need. After playing with the adjustable legs, et al I got this puppy to snug into the spot perfectly.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Super Quiet easy install

Submitted by Jwittenberg - 7/31/2020

We bought this a month ago to replace our old one of 30 years. This unit is so quiet and really cleans the dishes well. So nice to not hear the dishwasher running.The install was very easy with very straight forward directions
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Yes, I recommend this product

Not happy!

Submitted by Nanci1230 - 7/28/2020

Purchased in Jan and had it installed. It stopped working in May. Got the part after eight weeks and over an hour on the phone. Part came and was installed. And it still isn™€™t working! Have repair person coming on Monday. Have owned it for seven months and it has worked for four months. Very disappointed.
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No, I do not recommend this product

Great!

Submitted by Kimberdon - 7/27/2020

so far so good! Wish I could say the same about the other fridgidaire appliances?
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Yes, I recommend this product

Fits our needs perfectly!

Submitted by Trud02 - 7/27/2020

We needed a small dishwasher and this fits the bill!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Works well

Submitted by Jean7273 - 7/20/2020

Replaced Previous dishwasher. Has better features and is digital
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Yes, I recommend this product

Nice compact quiete machine

Submitted by Sven 1 - 7/11/2020

I'm enjoying having it. no more dishes in the sink waiting to be hand washed. It's nice and quite and does a good job washing the dishes. Wish I'd installed one earlier.
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Yes, I recommend this product

at last

Submitted by ibweave - 7/9/2020

i have a very small kitchen for years and never thought i could put one in. when i found this, it required a under counter cabinet removal and it fint like a charm. it also matches the rest of my Frigidaire appliances in stainless. works like a charm, looks great and fit great too. couldn't be happier
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Yes, I recommend this product

Decent dishwasher

Submitted by TedTheDIYer - 7/7/2020

Pros: stainless steel interior. Quieter than the old dishwasher. Washes dishes.Cons: The drain outlet is on the front which meant I had to replace the water line with a longer one (the old dishwasher drain outlet was on the bottom). The leveling feet are plastic not steel. The entire bottom of the dishwasher was covered with a plastic cover (probably a sound deadener) and would likely take longer to disassemble for repair. They also have the inlet hole for the wire strain relief into the electrical box so close to the dishwasher bottom that you have to install the wire in the relief, then clamp it down, then turn the relief backwards so the screw heads are facing the bottom before inserting it into the electrical box hole.Yeah I know people buy these things for the looks and ease of use but is it really necessary to shaft the service guy who is installing the thing with oddball placements? Some of us install our own appliances and we can see what you think you are hiding. Next time put the water inlet in the BACK. And the strain relief hole placement is just a dumb millennial designer who designed the dishwasher but has never held a screwdriver in their life!!! I suppose I should be thankful they got the strain relief hole the right size!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Fits in a small space, does the trick!

Submitted by Sarah22 - 7/6/2020

We bought this to fit within an 18" cabinet space, and it fits perfectly. I bought it because it was the only one at this price point that had a drying feature, whereas dishwashers of the same size at this price point from the other brands did not seem to have heat drying. The drying feature works rather well, but you will still find some water resting on top of the glasses, etc. I think this is rather normal, in my experience anyway, and we just leave the dishwasher open for a bit before unloading to let them air out.The instructions say that it needs at least 2" clearance from the wall, but ours is installed right against the wall (about 1/8" clearance) and it opens just fine.
Originally posted on frigidaire.com

Yes, I recommend this product

Great dishwasher for a small space

Submitted by Jg0821 - 7/3/2020

This dishwasher does a great job at cleaning. It is compact for a small kitchen.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great option for small space.

Submitted by Rachel D - 6/29/2020

There aren™€™t too many options for small spaces and dishwashers, this is one of the cheapest options and works great. Sometimes it is still wet inside but all dishes seem to be dry.
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No, I do not recommend this product

Good Dishwasher- Cleans good

Submitted by gman65 - 6/23/2020

Bought a month ago happy so far works well. good looking features too.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Perfect for my small kitchen!

Submitted by JoanFran2 - 6/14/2020

Very quiet. Dishes come out nice and clean! Happy I purchased this.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Small but powerful.

Submitted by Jolo2015 - 6/2/2020

I love it. We had a small space to fit it so I was concerned about size but it is great
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Yes, I recommend this product

Works well

Submitted by SVVV - 6/1/2020

This dishwasher cleans our dishes well. The stainless steel tub is nice, and the variety of cycle settings is impressive
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Yes, I recommend this product

Had nothing but issues with the unit.

Submitted by JChesser26 - 6/1/2020

I™€™ve had to have it replaced once already, we purchased in January, then had issues with the draining, been waiting on parts for that since for a month and a half. When it was running it ran great. But it has been a nightmare. We™€™ve only been able to use it for 1 1/2 months out of the 5 months we™€™ve had it. It looks nice, when the thing works it works great, but it hasn™€™t been running for us long enough to actually give a fair review of how well it runs regularly bc since we™€™ve had it, its been broken longer than in service.
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No, I do not recommend this product

Looks nice and cleans great!

Submitted by Kate R - 5/30/2020

I bought this as an addition to a kitchen remodel. We moved into a fixer upper that didn't have a dishwasher. I didn't want to lose a bunch of cabinet space but I also needed a dishwasher! I was so pleased to find out they made them smaller than the standard so we only had to cut out one cabinet. The dishwasher holds a lot more than its size might suggest. It cleans incredibly well and fast. It is fairly quietly as well. The sleek stainless steel looks beautiful with my other stainless steel appliances. I am pleased with this purchase.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Everything we™€™d hoped it would be!

Submitted by Mr LB - 5/25/2020

We remodeled our kitchen and purchased 3 new appliances(all Fridgidaire). The 18™€ dishwasher is doing an outstanding job! It™€™s quiet, efficient and does a great job on our dishes. We couldn™€™t ask for a better appliance. 5 stars on everything!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great dishwasher

Submitted by PabloB - 5/24/2020

I am happy with the dishwasher, works perfect and the size fits great in my kitchen
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Yes, I recommend this product

Horrible service from Frigidare

Submitted by Crobin1 - 5/22/2020

I bought this dishwasher in December. Had it replaced and the new one is defective too! Have to fight with Frigidaire and still have not gotten replaced. Disappointment beyond anything I have experienced.
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No, I do not recommend this product

small but mighty

Submitted by taburson50 - 5/19/2020

Bought at Home Depot despite that its good. Washes good.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Some what disappointed.

Submitted by Moonriot - 5/16/2020

I bought this dishwasher because of its size and the low price. But I regret not going with a different brand with better features. The display screen is difficult to read. The silverware basket is in an inconvenient location and soup/salad bowls do not fit.
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No, I do not recommend this product

Great features for a compact Dishwasher

Submitted by Pete 2 - 5/13/2020

I am very happy with this dishwasher. The racks make very good use of space for more dishes. Very Quiet
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Yes, I recommend this product

Handy

Submitted by TenaciousB - 5/11/2020

Compact, pretty quiet, good-looking. Definitely comes in handy.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Amazing wash

Submitted by Maxinekiwi - 5/11/2020

I recently purchased my new dishwasher. It is amazing. The wash comes out beautiful. Best I ever had. The dishwasher is very quiet too. Run it a night before bed and no one knows. I highly recommend this product!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Awesome Product.

Submitted by Dan Erls - 5/7/2020

Very easy to use. Simple cleaning choices but high power cleaning
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Yes, I recommend this product

I can not say anything about it if was used 4 time

Submitted by Gonmarisol - 5/4/2020

I bought this in August know is not working know I have to wait until they come and fix it
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No, I do not recommend this product