"All in all, the FFID2426TS is one of the best dishwashers on the market."
The Frigidaire FFID2426TS is a great example of an affordable dishwasher at a cost of $440-$490, with loads of great features that help to maintain Frigidaire’s strong reputation. The FFID2426TS has an impressive 14 place setting capacity, OrbitClean technology which gives a more thorough clean, and DishSense technology which predicts the size of the load.
The exterior finish of the Frigidaire FFID2426TS is brushed stainless steel, and the controls have been hidden away which gives it a sleek, modern style. The interior tub is Polymer which helps with functionality, and there are two Nylon racks. The lower rack is 11 inches which gives plenty of room for lots of dishes in a variety of sizes, and the upper rack is also an impressive 8 inches which allows for most standard size dishes. Combined, the capacity of the FFID2426TS can hold up to a 14-place setting, making it a serious contender in the race for best dishwasher. The FFID2426TS also has a separate silverware basket which really comes in handy, as keeping your cutlery separate aids in the cleaning process and helps to keep it all in one place so you don’t have to go searching for it at the end of a wash cycle. This Frigidaire FFID2426TS would not look out of place in any domestic kitchen.
The Frigidaire FFID2426TS uses innovative technology in order to ensure a top-quality clean. Firstly, Frigidaire have used their OrbitClean blade spray arm which gives 4 times more coverage than other spray arms. There are 4 different wash options including top rack only if you only have a few smaller dishes to wash. There is also a rinse-only cycle if your dishes are not very dirty, and a heavy wash cycle for tougher dirt. As well as the impressive cleaning performance of the FFID2426TS, it also has the ability to dry dishes, which is a real plus. It uses heating elements which kick in after a wash cycle has finished, to warm the dishes and help evaporate any leftover moisture.
Frigidaire pride themselves on their heating systems working first time, leaving no need for any towel drying. The polymer interior tub has been specifically used to help with this drying process. Some users have mentioned that you need to use maximum settings in order for your dishes to be dried completely but all in all, this is something the FFID2426TS does well. Frigidaire offers a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which gives you peace of mind that this a top-quality dishwasher. The FFID2426TS is also Energy Star qualified so you can rest assured that your carbon footprint is being kept to a minimum.
Ease of use and other features
Starting with the fact it has been designed to fit into the standard 24-inch dishwasher space, the FFID2426TS has been designed with features which make it easy to use. The stainless-steel finish helps to keep the dishwasher fingerprint free so that you don’t need to be constantly wiping down the outside of it. Internally, the FFID2426TS has an NSF certified sanitize cycle which removes 99.9% of common household bacteria. This can give you great peace of mind that your dishes are being washed in a very clean environment. Most dishwashers also use Rinse Aid to make sure their cleaning process is successful, and the FFID2426TS has a Rinse Aid indicator light which tells you when you are running low. The detergent and Rinse Aid dispensers have been placed in very easy-to- locate areas to make accessing them straightforward. The silverware tray is also easy to remove to make loading and unloading it easier for the user. The controls on the Frigidaire FFID2426TS are simple and easy to use and only require one touch control.
One really handy feature of the FFID2426TS is the option of setting a delay, anything from 2 to 6 hours, which allows you to schedule wash cycles. An UltraQuiet sound package (54dBA) has been installed in the Frigidaire FFID2426TS to help it be one of the least noisy dishwashers on the market. This is a feature that more and more people are looking for in dishwasher reviews. And finally, another innovative Frigidaire feature used on the FFID2426TS is DishSense technology which is able to detect the number of dishes you’re looking to wash and adjust the wash cycle settings accordingly. This is a great time-saving device as it means you don’t have to re-programme your dishwasher every time. The only negative to mention when it comes to maintenance is that new parts can be expensive, but all in all the Frigidaire FFID2426TS is easy to maintain.
In conclusion, the Frigidaire FFID2426TS ticks a lot of boxes as well as having some great additional features such as hidden controls to create a sleek design, a 2-6-hour delay function and an NSF certified sanitize cycle. Despite having a couple of problematic areas such as expensive replacement parts, all in all, the FFID2426TS is one of the best dishwashers on the market.