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Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F] dishwasher

 
Approximate retail price:
$700
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Frigidaire Gallery FGHD2465N[F] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F]

The Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F] is a dishwasher available from Frigidaire. The Professional FPHD2485N[F] typically costs $700 .

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].


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.

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've found this isn'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 can add to noise. While most mid- to high-end dishwashers come with filters that require periodic manual cleaning, a few newer high-end models come with self-cleaning filters that use micro-filtration rather than macerators.

Tested Model
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.
Frigidaire Gallery FGHD2465N[F]
Approximate retail price:
$600
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About This Brand

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.

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Features & Specs - Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F]
info Ample flatware slots No
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter Yes
info Hidden controls Some
info Interior material plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F]
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1.0
Most worthless dishwasher ever
8/20/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Best Uses
Comment:
We load things at the proper angles and with plenty of space, still this doesn't clean well. Bowls with dried-on cereal or oatmeal come out very dirty. When I put my vitamix pitcher in with dried-on smoothie residue, it comes out looking exactly the same as when I loaded the dishwasher. I think its a design flaw with the lower water wand and the spinning round disc thing connected to it. Seems there are several areas that just don't get sprayed by water very much .
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
2 year old Professional has 3 issues
1/13/2014
Pros
Cleans good
Easy To Load
Looks nice
Quite
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
When this unit was just out of the 1 year warranty the Start/Cancel button started to act up. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and then we have to use the delay start button. Also, some of the coating came off of the lower rack and it is now starting to rust.<br />Luckily Frigidaire sent use a application for extended warranty when the unit was about 1 1/2 years old. We bought it and now at age 2 years they will be replacing the electric circuit board but not the lower rack. They say it is not a functional part.<br />How can you load dishes without a lower rack. Maybe if the rack broke in half they might cover it.<br />We also noticed 3 holes in the bottom of the silverware trays. After a call to Frigidaire and a little coaxing, they agreed to replace the silverware rack. This is obviously a poor design. The plastic webbing is way too thin. I will reinforce the new one with stainless steel wire. It won't look pretty but it won't break. I consider this as totally unacceptable for even a 20 year old product.<br />We have never had any electrical or broken parts on other dishwashers and we have been using other brands for over 40 years. The last one was a Whirlpool that came with our house and was probably about 30 years old when we replaced. It worked fine, no problems, but we remodeled the kitchen and put in all Frigidaire. Looks like that was a mistake, I sure hope not after dropping about 4 grand on 3 appliances.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Profesional Series -Serious?
1/8/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The dishwasher had a leak in aback seal for the past 3 years I owned it. I had no way of knowing it until my floor started to buckle and we troubleshot it to the dishwasher back grommet which was installed at the factory. I contacted the company and was given the run around. I purchased the Profesional fridge-shelves are falling and the freezer door opens everytime you close the fridge door. The Oven needed a new mother board($350. And the Micro Wave is on its last legs-Stay away from this company!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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