The Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F] is a dishwasher available from
The Professional FPHD2485N[F] typically costs
between $512.50 - $699.99.
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher
models like the Professional FPHD2485N[F].
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
The Ratings of Frigidaire Gallery FGHD2465N[F] were applied to untested model Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
This brand is sold mostly at big-box stores, Independent appliance stores, and other national retailers for $300 to $800; the company also makes the Frigidaire Gallery and Frigidaire Professional lines. Frigidaire is known for its least expensive models. It introduced a gray-colored speckled stainproof tub and the Sahara Dry technology on it's models. Frigidaire is owned by Electrolux.
Features & Specs - Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F]
Sensor A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.
Self-cleaning filter A filter that cleans itself is convenient, but it can add to noise. Note that it's often the costly foreign brands that lack self-cleaning filters and require periodic manual cleaning of the filter.
Stainless-steel tub Unlike a plastic tub, a stainless-steel one won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.
Hidden controls Controls along the top edge of the door contribute to a sleeker look. Some models hide all controls; others hide only some controls.
Ample flatware slots Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.
Ample flatware slots
Adjustable upper rack Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.
Adjustable upper rack
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish, but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Machine cleans better than the kitchenaid unit it replaces. Incredible features and quality for the money. The orbital cleaning sprayer gets amazing results.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Woodbridge VA
I would not purchase another one
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
I had mine for about three years and it already need repairs. I would not buy another one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Bill D.
from Long Island
BOSCH is no longer the best!
Easy To Load
No Running Lights
Pots and Pans
I previously had a BOSCH (German made unit) which I loved. I was ready to buy another BOSCH until the salesperson talked me out of it (they've exported manufacturing to China). Turns out, this unit is also made in China! But - so far I am very satisfied with it and it has many features that I didn't have before, including an adjustable upper shelf and a bigger silverware compartment that is placed to maximize use of space. I use the Cascade gel packs exclusively and get awesome results every time no matter what I put in the machine. This unit is great for drying plastic - which my BOSCH was terrible at. It is so quiet that I often can't tell if it is on or not. That brings me to my only complaint. There are no lights to indicate that the unit is running. You will only see a light when the cycle has completed. The stainless finish cleans very easily and I love the top mounted control panel.