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Frigidaire 18'' Built-In Dishwasher

Model # FFBD1831UB

 4.2 out of 5 (35 Reviews)

Available in 3 Color(s)

Regular Price $899.99

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  • 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.
Lower Rack
Number of Silverware Basket 1
Rack Type Deluxe
Dimensions and Volume
Minimum Height 32 1/2"
Maximum Height 35 1/4"
Width 18"
Depth 24"
Depth With Door Open 45 1/2"
Connection Location Right Bottom
Dishwasher Options
Drying System Static Vent
Heated Dry Yes
High Temperature Yes
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
General Specifications
Product Weight 58.9 lbs
Sound Level 52 dB
Warranty - Labor 1 Year
Warranty - Parts 1 Year
Delay Start Hours 24
Safety Certifications & Approvals
Meets ASSE 1006 Requirements Yes
NSF Certified Yes
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes
ADA Compliant Yes

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out of 5 (35 Reviews)

82% of reviewers recommend this product.

Great features and handles a lot more dishes than I anticipated

Submitted by Buddy - 10/27/2020

Purchased this unit as it was the only size washer that would fit in my kitchen without major carpentry work. It fit great and does a great job.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great Features

Submitted by Judy walden - 10/19/2020

Bought this a few months ago and picked it due to the rating and also needing a smaller dishwasher. Love it, very quiet when running you would hardly know it™€™s running, does an excellent job on dishes and overall just what I wanted after 25 years of not having one and Frigidaire is a good appliance in my opinion.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Compact but big on function.

Submitted by Happy dish washer - 10/16/2020

Our old dishwasher died slowly and time of death was called July 16, 2020. We contacted a local appliance dealer to purchase a new one. We originally chose a competitor's product, but because of the COVID pandemic, the company's supply chain was disrupted. We decided to choose your product instead of waiting a month for the other product. I can't say the other company's product is worse or better, but I can say your product was reviewed more favorably. That said, thus far your product has been great. I like being able to set the water temperature, the unit is super quiet, and the dishes come out nice and clean. My only complaint after a couple of months is the layout of the upper rack, which is smaller and with a somewhat awkward configuration compared to our older unit. We're adjusting, however, and we're glad we chose your product. Overall, I'll give the unit a four because of the awkward upper rack. If not for that issue, I'd give your product a five-star rating.
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Yes, I recommend this product

easy to operate

Submitted by Duper - 10/12/2020

I like the machine except for one thing---I wish the utensil rack was to the front of the rack instead of the back.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Love It!

Submitted by ShariG - 10/5/2020

We have had this dishwasher installed for a little over 2 weeks now. Purchased because it fits in our small kitchen and we haven't had a dishwasher for the 23 years we have lived in this house. It fit perfectly in the cabinet space that we took out and cleans the dishes without spots. It's great! Thank you!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Superb value

Submitted by Jamal603 - 10/3/2020

For the price point it performs better than expected. No issues at all
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Yes, I recommend this product

Pretty Quiet

Submitted by Shabbob - 9/30/2020

The size of this dishwasher is perfect. It takes me a few days to fill it. Pretty quiet. Does exactly what I need it to do.
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Yes, I recommend this product

1st Dishwasher

Submitted by Kc4444 - 9/21/2020

We never had a dishwasher before since our kitchen area is small. But the 18" was just the right size. We have only had it a month and has worked great. There are times when the noise is a little distracting, but we have learned to run it at night so we do not heard it at all.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great features.

Submitted by Sigi - 9/19/2020

Have used it now for 4 weeks and love the choices of cycles, love the stainless interior, love the space for entire set of dishes..
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Yes, I recommend this product

Good little machine

Submitted by Shuge - 9/10/2020

Works awesome, quiet and lots of room for a little machine
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Yes, I recommend this product

Good Small Size Washer

Submitted by CSeanSpi - 9/8/2020

We bought this dishwasher recently and so far it has performed as expected. I would note that the prongs are designed and laid out in a tight configuration so you are somewhat limited in how to place dishes inside the washer. But I think this was done to try to accommodate more place settings (assuming they fit into the compact spacing).
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Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by ThisOneGuy - 8/27/2020

Install was not the easiest, plus it was almost too short for the opening (standard size cabinets). Had the dishwasher for just over a month and it stopped working mid cycle. It™€™s been over two weeks and still waiting on the parts to fix it. At least it™€™s under warranty... this time. Frigidaire is/was a great brand, starting to wonder if that™€™s no longer the case.
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No, I do not recommend this product

Powerful lil dishwasher!

Submitted by Emmymoy - 8/21/2020

So happy with our dishwasher! It may be small, but it is most definitely mighty! Impressed by how much we can fit inside and everything is always spotless!
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Yes, I recommend this product

Easy to use and understand

Submitted by Lug 1 - 8/20/2020

Been using this dishwasher for about a month. It works well and runs quietly.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great Dishwasher for the Money

Submitted by pzero24 - 8/4/2020

I have had my Fridgidaire dishwasher for a few weeks now, and I am very happy with it so far. From installation to usage, it hasn't given me any problems that I didn't cause myself. The cabinet is understandably smaller as it is a compact model.Using the dishwasher is very simple. I typically do not wash any pots or pans, so the 1-hour wash setting gets my dishes perfectly clean and takes much less time. I do find that most of the other settings are not really relevant to me personally, but it's good that they have those options for those that need them.My only issue with this dishwasher is the design of the dish rack. The pins are way too close together, which makes putting bowls into take much more space than is necessary. There was definitely more priority given to plates than to bowls in how it was set up, but my family uses a lot of bowls. I personally wished the rack had a removable insert that took away some of the pins.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Efficient, quite

Submitted by DC541 - 7/14/2020

Easy to install, good looking, fit right in with the color of other appliances.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Very dissatisfied

Submitted by Happyno1 - 7/3/2020

In less than a month the dishwasher is leaking, even when it is not in use. I called Service from July 1 and they cannot send someone before July 9. I am so scared of water damage to the unit below me
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No, I do not recommend this product

Perfect small dishwasher

Submitted by Tmholl - 6/3/2020

Bought this for a small cottage and so happy I did. The unit is compact and holds more dishes than you imagine it would. It is quiet as well.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Fabulous appliance

Submitted by Asherdumort - 5/15/2020

I'm SO happy I bought this unit. Installation was easy and quick. It really gets the dishes and pots clean and I haven't yet had to use the "heavy wash" feature. Definitely recommend the product
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Yes, I recommend this product

Poor quality control

Submitted by Cjum - 4/1/2020

Bought a month ago. Bad out of the box.Still waiting on back-ordered warrant parts.Should have returned for a refund.
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No, I do not recommend this product

Dead on Arrival!

Submitted by Common Problem - 4/1/2020

I bought this over a month ago. It was delivered on March 10 and today is April 1st. I have had two repair visits and it still needs a water level part. Frigidaire did give me an extra year warranty coverage but it has not worked since nice day one. I will check to see if the lemon law can help. Major league disappointment!
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No, I do not recommend this product

Quiet and Cleans Well

Submitted by CydF - 3/31/2020

So pleased with our purchase. It is extremely quiet, cleans very well and looks sharp.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Dramatic Improvement over the previous model

Submitted by lee bee - 3/12/2020

I previously onwned a Frigidaire 18" dishwasher and I was not happy with it. The filter had to be cleaned very often and the dishes were not coming out clean. The store representative assured me that he was getting positive review on this model and I am glad I listened. I have not had to clean the filter in the month+ I own it and dishes come out much cleaner. The racks are a much better design too.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great features

Submitted by Kim62 - 2/9/2020

I bought this to replace an old broken one. It™€™s very quiet when running and holds a lot for a small dish washer.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great design

Submitted by Janpatch - 2/9/2020

I received this from my Son's for Christmas and was thrilled..It is so quiet I sometimes am not sure it is running and the dishes come out gleaming. I love it.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Perfect for our small kitchen

Submitted by Fancy53 - 1/11/2020

We purchased this to replace our 18 year old Frigidaire dishwasher. It still worked but we updated all our kitchen appliances.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Great feature packed "little" machine

Submitted by Mpdes - 1/1/2020

I had an older Frigidaire 18" dishwasher for many years and only updated it because we were doing the kitchen floor over. I was excited to get control and features not previously available in my older one's era. A big plus with the upper rack spray nozzle, stainless interior, and an electronics panel with a lot of bells and whistles including my favorite: delay start.I would recommend to anyone in need of an 18" model.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Happy to have

Submitted by RuthE68 - 12/30/2019

I™€™ve been using this dishwasher for just over a month now. It has a quiet run and cleans the dishes well. Easy to use, lots of options for cleaning various kinds of dishes/dirt.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Small but powerful

Submitted by Ladyfish - 12/27/2019

This was a great choice! Easy install and same features as the full size models except with a smaller footprint. I™€™m very happy with this choice
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Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by RICKY22 - 12/12/2019

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Yes, I recommend this product

Second one still isn™€™t working another week before

Submitted by joysam - 11/27/2019

I have had Frigidaire for over 20 years is the same place, but for some reason the new ones don™€™t work. I liked my push button better than this didital one.
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No, I do not recommend this product

Cleans thoroughly!

Submitted by DaninTurtleBay - 11/1/2019

The variety of wash and rinse settings are great for conserving water and electricity. If you have something specific that won't require a long cleaning cycle, you have plenty of choices for time and temperature.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Dishes are coming out sparkling clean.

Submitted by Mom29cats - 10/29/2019

Have had my 18™€ dishwasher for about 3 weeks I was a little confused about how to tell the level of the Finish dry at first, so dishes weren™€™t coming out fully dry. I purchased this model specifically for the heating element to dry the dishes. You have to fill the well with the Finish dry until you see the little black line showing full, but don™€™t overfill. This is the ke to having dry dishes. This small dishwasher is just the right size for 2 people. We are retired and don™€™t do a lot of involved meal prep/cooking.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Big Work in a Small Size

Submitted by Piano Girl - 10/29/2019

I planned to buy a full size dishwasher when my current dishwasher bit the dust. After a lot of research I decided to go with the 18 inch built in dishwasher. We are glad we did. Not only does this dishwasher save cabinet space, but it does a great job.
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Yes, I recommend this product

Good job on heavy

Submitted by deacon8385 - 8/2/2019

I started using this item about one month ago. I does a very good job on the heavy setting but not as good on the others. My main complaint is with the control panel as it can't be read without getting down on your knees and getting a flashlight to read the small print on the controls. The print is almost the same color as the background. Unit was easy to install as I did it myself. Good instructions.
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No, I do not recommend this product