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Frigidaire 18" Built-In Dishwasher

Model # FFBD1831UB

 4.4 out of 5 (93 Reviews)

Available in 3 Color(s)

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The Frigidaire 18" Built-In Dishwasher is ADA Compliant and features a dual spray arm system that delivers a thorough clean every time. Remove 99.9% of common household bacteria with the Sanitize Cycle, while the space saving design allows you to clean up to 8 place settings in one cycle.

Features:

  • A Thorough Clean Every Time
  • National Sanitation Foundation® Certified
  • Fits up to 8 place settings
  • Heated Drying System
  • 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
  • ADA Compliant
Product Line Dishwasher
Size 18"
Installation Type Built-In
Factory Sourced
Color Black
Installation
Connection Location Right Bottom
Number of Leveling Legs 4
Certifications and Approvals
ADA Compliant Yes
Dishwasher Options
Drying System Static Vent
Heated Dry Yes
High Temperature Yes
Dishwasher
Detergent Dispenser Yes
Filter Trap Removable
Filtered Water 100 %
Rinse Aid Dispenser Yes
Spray Arm Bi-Beam
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
Dimensions and Volume
Minimum Height 32 1/2"
Maximum Height 35 1/4"
Width 18"
Depth 24"
Depth With Door Open 45 1/2"
Safety Certifications and Approvals
Meets ASSE 1006 Requirements Yes
NSF Certified Yes
Performance Certifications and Approvals
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes
Controls
Delay Start Hours 24
General Specifications
Sound Level 52 dBA
Annual Energy 280 kWh
Product Weight 58.9 lbs
Warranty - Labor 1 Year
Warranty - Parts 1 Year
Lower Rack
Number of Silverware Basket 1
Rack Type Deluxe

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4.4

out of 5 (93 Reviews)

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

Dishwasher

Submitted by JenBom - 12/27/2022

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

Submitted by Barbs99 - 12/25/2022

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

Submitted by 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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

18" dishwasher

Submitted by GaryB57 - 11/20/2022

Love our new dishwasher, wish had faster cycle. Does a great job cleaning our dishes
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Yes, I recommend this product

Submitted by 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

Review 18™€

Submitted by Polk - 10/4/2022

So far so good
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Yes, I recommend this product

9/21/2022


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Yes, I recommend this product

Very pleased with new dishwasher.

Submitted by 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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Love my dishwasher

Submitted by 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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great compact dishwasher. Perfect for smaller spaces

Submitted by 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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

great appliance

Submitted by 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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Good Purchase

Submitted by 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

Game Room dishwasher for bar

Submitted by 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

6/2/2022


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Yes, I recommend this product

Works great

Submitted by 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.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Submitted by Freya22 - 4/19/2022

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

Small but mighty

Submitted by 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

Perfect For Our Small Space

Submitted by 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

Submitted by Coravette - 2/20/2022

so many parts are now plastic! Directions seem to jump all over the place. Not in a real install order
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Yes, I recommend this product

Because I'm happy, happy, happy, happy!!

Submitted by Helicopter09 - 2/9/2022

Loving my new dishwasher...Had my old Frigidaire for almost 20 years! I knew that I would only purchase another from Frigidaire. Great layout inside to load dishes and runs quiet. Just a great compact dishwasher! Also...dishes get clean the first time!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Dishwasher 18 in

Submitted by Sheako329 - 1/31/2022

I love this dishwasher. It has so much room when my family of 8 come to visit everything fits in 1 load. Dish are clean and shinny. I've waited 43 years for one and it's fantastic. Use it everyday.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Better instructions would help

Submitted by dcsemp - 1/22/2022

So far it is a very nice machine as far as function. My problem was with the installation. No where in the instructions does it state what the size of the water intake connector is. When the installion kit I ordered that was recommended by the seller had the wrong connector, it took me a week of trial and error and trips to the store to find the right one.If it had simply stated the size, my life would have been a lot easier.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Small but mighty

Submitted by AL55 - 12/10/2021

Love all the settings on this dishwasher. Fits alot for being half the size of a regular dishwasher. Easy to clean and haven't had any issues with its cleaning abilities, especially since I typically don't rinse dishes before loading.
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Yes, I recommend this product

11/26/2021


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Yes, I recommend this product

11/24/2021


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Yes, I recommend this product

Exactly Right

Submitted by VJ2021 - 11/12/2021

After researching available 18" dishwashers, I went with the Frigidare. So far, and it has only been about a month, it has met my expectations. The black model looks great; it cleans well; it fits the small space that I have. The GE it replaced was over 10 years old and no problems until this year; that is what I hope for with this Frigidare. BTW I believe the Frigidare cleans better than the previous dishwasher when it, too, was new. Rated 4 stars for now because we haven't used it long enough to give it 5 star rating.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Dishwasher

Submitted by Jeffalon - 11/11/2021

Nice little washer. Quite. My wife says it™€™s cute too
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Yes, I recommend this product

11/9/2021


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Yes, I recommend this product

Game Saver

Submitted by rgrove86 - 10/3/2021

As our 20 year-old dishwasher died, we search franticly for a new dishwasher. We found the reviews very favorable for this model. The modern design fits our kitchen perfectly. Operation of the Frigidaire was intuitive. All controls were well marked. The storage for dishes, cups and utensils were more than adequate. It is very quite which was a very nice difference than our old dishwasher. We have other Frigidaire appliances and they never have failed us. Would recommend this everyone.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great machine!

Submitted by Wrath - 9/23/2021

There™€™s only two people in the house so a big washing machine would never have been filled. This little guy is just perfect, and I love all the settings that are offered. Low energy, quick wash, delicate, etc. My dishes are perfectly clean and don™€™t require you to scrub them over the sink first.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great Product and simple to use.

Submitted by Mini DV - 8/1/2021

I bought this about 3 weeks ago, and it has been working wonderfully. despite it's compact size at 18", the space is more than enough for a small family of 3. The one touch buttons makes it easy to use. and it's not loud at all. We love this product!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Love this dishwasher!

Submitted by Lydia K - 7/27/2021

It is the perfect size and quieter than expected. Fits plenty for a small household. Enjoying this dishwasher more than anticipated. Only two small complaints: the utensil basket does not clip in well and the look on the front bottom panel is a but unclassy.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Everything Works Well

Submitted by sasflyguy - 7/22/2021

The dishwasher was installed about three weeks ago and it runs great. It's taken me a while to learn about all of the features and options, including how best to arrange theitems to be cleaned, but it does a great job when started.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Works great!

Submitted by Lala123 - 7/22/2021

Purchased about a month ago. So far, I am very pleased with this dishwasher. It™€™s super quiet too!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Well built

Submitted by Brad 54 - 6/25/2021

Fit perfect very happy did a great job with dishes easy install not one leak
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Yes, I recommend this product

Very Quiet!

Submitted by NYCdave - 6/18/2021

Was one of the more affordable brands, but it cleans very well, looks good (I would describe the design as sleek) and is the quietest dishwasher I've ever had.
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Yes, I recommend this product

built well

Submitted by chip66 - 6/13/2021

it works great it is well worth buying we have had ours fo about a mopunth and are verry satisfied.
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Yes, I recommend this product

The Quiet!

Submitted by TrapperJeff - 4/17/2021

Our old dishwasher was 20+ years old and driving us crazy with the noise. Our new Frigidaire dishwasher is fantastic. Looks good, runs good, and it"s very quiet! We love it!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great features for a compact size

Submitted by WashDat - 4/3/2021

The dishwasher is very easy to use and has terrific features for its size. It™€™s tiny and works really well
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Yes, I recommend this product

wonderful upgrade

Submitted by musicianmotl - 4/3/2021

Got this a month ago and it is a great upgrade over our older dishwasher. It does make some weird noises at times as it stops and starts, but it gets the dishes clean. And at the end of the day, that is it job.
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Yes, I recommend this product

well-built, compact dishwasher

Submitted by dennis2 - 3/23/2021

We preferred this dishwasher because it was one of the few 18" models with a steam-dry option. The dishwasher provides a variety of settings, and has modern features like soil level detection, load detection, etc. It is not too loud and it cleans very well. It can fit a surprising number of dishes, and overall it looks and feels very well-built. It fits a surprising number of dishes for an 18" dishwasher, but do not expect to fit large pots in it. Sometimes, some of the dishes come out a bit wet even after the steam dry cycle, but this is definitely better than any condensation-dry option. Perhaps my water is hard and needs some rinsing agent. Good product overall.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Simple to run, washes and dries well.

Submitted by HandyD - 3/10/2021

We've only had this unit installed and running for a couple of weeks, but this has been long enough to see that works well- easy to load (adjustable height top rack is a great feature), holds a lot for an 18 inch unit, and washing/drying performance is very good. You do have to be mindful to not put items that have a small opening and a tall inside in the four corners of the top rack- these don't get enough wash water projected into them by the upper washer arm. We put bowls and other shallow items in the corners, and it does great with these. The door is a bit flimsy, but it shuts securely. Installation was very easy except for the water line hook-up. The T fitting tightened facing in a bad direction, making it very difficult to line up the water line-- there was interference with the plastic casing of the internals of the dishwasher.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Rack is not as good as it could be

Submitted by Steve Norman - 2/15/2021

I bought a new frigidaire dishwasher and paid $750 racks seem cheap door closes too fast .
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No, I do not recommend this product

small but great

Submitted by bob7426 - 2/13/2021

been using for weeks and am happy I got it. works great
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Yes, I recommend this product

Little Dishwasher Packs a Big Punch!

Submitted by Li85 - 2/9/2021

I've had this installed for a few months now and I'm loving it! I was surprised how much I could fit in a load and it still comes out spotless!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

So far so good

Submitted by Ncovington - 2/2/2021

This dish washer has performed as expected to date. A little loud for such a small dish washer, but not terrible.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great dishwasher for our RV.

Submitted by Richard 39 - 1/30/2021

Took awhile to get here but worth the wait. It is the exact unit that was installed at factory.
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Yes, I recommend this product

A Smart Dishwasher?

Submitted by Hildefish - 1/22/2021

Received as a Christmas gift from my family. It has so many features & can determine the best for a particular washing. Quiet & efficient resulting in clean dishes
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great little Dish Washer

Submitted by Erick2 - 1/16/2021

I purchased this dishwasher one month ago and dishes have never been so clean
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Yes, I recommend this product

Wow

Submitted by Bries mom - 1/15/2021

I switched to an 18" dishwasher during my remodel. I cannot believe the amount it holds. It would definitly work with a family of four.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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