Frigidaire Dishwashers

Frigidaire markets 25 different models of dishwashers, most of which are 24 inches wide. The company offers one 18-inch portable dishwasher model and two 18-inch built-in models. Models are available in stainless steel, black, white or bisque colors. Frigidaire dishwashers come with AquaSurge technology that allows the user to adjust the washing pressure to more precisely clean dishes. Also available is the SilentDesign sound-insulation package, making the machines virtually silent. Frigidaire also offers a granite-grey interior that Frigidaire claims is "the industry's first stain-resistant interior."

Frigidaire's History

Founded in 1916, Frigidaire, then called the Guardian Frigerator Co., developed the first self-contained refrigerator. The founder of General Motors personally invested in the company in 1918, one year before the company adopted the name Frigidaire. From 1919 to 1980, General Motors owned the company, and its logo even said "Product of General Motors." During the period that Frigidaire was owned by General Motors, they became a heavy competitor in the automatic washing machine market. After being acquired by White Consolidated Industries in 1979, Electrolux purchased the company in 1986.

Special Features Of Frigidaire Dishwahsers

Some Frigidaire dishwashers come with a special SpeedClean cycle that uses 30 percent more water pressure to get dishes cleaner in 50 percent less time. These dishwashers also come with a Smart Soil Sensor that can sense the amount of food soil present and adjust the washing cycle appropriately. These features are available in Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery Series, and Frigidaire Professional Series product lines, which also feature the Ultra Quiet sound package and a BIG Tub design that holds 14 place settings.

Safety Features Of Frigidaire Dishwashers

Frigidaire dishwashers focus more on cleaning technology than safety features. Descriptions of the dishwashers don't mention any special safety features, although some models seem to have a safety feature that locks the touch pad to keep children from interfering with washing.

Energy Efficiency

Of the 25 different dishwasher models offered by Frigidaire, 20 models carry the ENERGY STAR label.

Customer Experiences

One common complaint on customer review websites is that the control panel on Frigidaire dishwashers stops working within a couple months to a year of purchase. Other customers complain that dishes, especially those in the top rack, never seen to get clean.

Frigidaire's Warranty

In addition to the basic warranty covering manufacturer's defects, Frigidaire offers extended service agreements for up to three full years. These one-, two- or three-year service agreements cover repairs of the product.

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P.O. Box 212378
Martinez, GA 30917
(800) 374-4432