"The Frigidaire FFBD1821MS has an impressive number of different settings for such a small dishwasher."
If you’re looking for a top-quality dishwasher to fit a small space, you should consider the Frigidaire FFBD1821MS. At only 18 inches across, it fits an impressive 8 place settings worth of dishes so you can still entertain large groups quite happily. Frigidaire haven’t cut corners in order to design such a compact device either, with the FFBD1821MS showcasing some great additional features like multiple drying options and specialized wash cycles. At the cost of between $550 and $800, you won’t be disappointed by this impressive, compact dishwasher.
Unlike a lot of its cheaper competitors which have the classic white plastic finish, which can risk looking cheap, the Frigidaire FFBD1821MS has a more up-market stainless steel exterior. It does also have some tough black plastic accents for example, around the handle and controls. Plastic isn’t always a preferred material for many however, we find that it adds to the appearance of this particular dishwasher. The branding is also kept to a minimum on the Frigidaire FFBD1821MS.
Stainless steel is great for durability as well as being easy to clean. The FFBD1821MS has a small, compact design but don’t worry; this doesn’t negatively influence its functionality at all. Its integrated design fits snugly into a range of different kitchen styles, whether you’re trying to make the best use of a small space or you just prefer a dishwasher that doesn’t take up too much room. The controls on the FFBD1821MS are also impressive. They are not only touch-sensitive, which gives this great value dishwasher a contemporary twist, they are also placed within a seamless display which adds to its sleek design.
The Frigidaire FFBD1821MS has an impressive number of different settings for such a small dishwasher. If you only have a few dishes to do or you want to be a bit more environmentally friendly, you can choose the energy saver cycle. If you have a number of really delicate dishes to do, such as glasses and ornamental pieces, you can even choose a delicate wash. This uses 30% less pressure and makes sure your dishes are clean without risking any breakages. For more stubborn dishes there is also a heavy wash cycle, which really attacks dirt.
Not all dishwashers come with heating options, so it is particularly impressive that the FFBD1821MS does. It is really handy for a compact dishwasher to have a heating element, as usually if you’re trying to save space by having a smaller dishwasher, it wouldn’t be convenient to need an additional area in your kitchen dedicated to drying dishes. You can even choose between two different heating options with this top-quality dishwasher. There is a standard drying option which simply heats up the dishwasher to evaporate any moisture. Or, there is an energy saver heating mode. The Frigidaire FFBD1821MS is great example of an eco-friendly dishwasher, which takes the guilt out of using labor-saving devices like these.
Ease of use and other features
First things first, the Frigidaire FFBD1821MS is easy to clean, which is a priority for a lot of people with busy schedules. The stainless-steel exterior wipes clean, which is great. The FFBD1821MS also has a self-cleaning feature which shows what a great-value dishwasher this is. The filter has even been designed to be easy to remove in case this function isn’t up to scratch, or if you just want to double check. There is also an extra-high temperature cycle that can be used to sanitize the interior of the FFBD1821MS; a really handy feature. The Frigidaire FFBD1821MS even tells you when your Rinse Aid and detergent are running low, with a useful indicator light. This helps you to make sure every wash cycle is effective.
In terms of ease of use, Frigidaire have made sure to include plenty of features designed to make life easier for the user. The button controls are all touch sensitive and easy to understand. The silverware basket is easy to remove and unload, even the initial installation is simple enough for a novice to complete. For those who always find themselves having to multi-task, the delay-start function can be really useful. You can choose to delay the start of a cycle by 2 to 4 hours so that you can plan it to suit your schedule. For those people with children, there is also the control lock option, so they can’t accidentally open the dishwasher mid-cycle, causing a tidal wave of water into your kitchen. The Frigidaire FFBD1821MS’ 8-place setting capacity is not a lot compared to its competitors however, for a dishwasher of this size, you can’t ask for much more.
The Frigidaire FFBD1821MS is also impressively quiet at 55 decibels, so that it won’t be a frustrating presence in your home. It is also both energy star and ADA certified. In terms of its construction, Frigidaire offers a ten-year warranty on all major components, which shows the confidence they have in the FFBD1821MS’ build quality. This top-quality dishwasher has a stainless-steel interior which is the ultimate in durability. Frigidaire have even included leveling legs to make sure the vibrations of the dishwasher don’t damage the surrounding kitchen cabinets or create too much noise.
To conclude, this small dishwasher has some fantastic features which make it a real stand-out device in its category. With its quiet noise level, delay start function which allows you to schedule cycles, and low Rinse Aid and detergent indicators, this is a really useful machine to have in your home. If you’re looking for a compact dishwasher to fit a small space, or even just a top-quality dishwasher generally, the Frigidaire FFBD1821MS is for you. It ticks a lot of boxes for functionality, usability, and style, and would make a great investment for your next dishwasher.