Donate |

Dishwashers

Frigidaire FFBD2409L[S]
 
Approximate retail price:
$380
Summary: This Frigidaire conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A self-cleaning filter.
  • A plastic interior.
  • No hidden controls.
Dividing line
Community icon1 person has reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Frigidaire FFBD2409L[S]

The Frigidaire FFBD2409L[S] is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the FFBD2409L[S] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
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.

Read our Brand Reliability
Features & Specs - Frigidaire FFBD2409L[S]
info Ample flatware slots No
info Adjustable upper rack No
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter Yes
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
More features and specs
User Reviews - Frigidaire FFBD2409L[S]
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
wouldn't buy again
8/9/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have the 2409 model from last year. I don't know if they've changed it, though I paid somewhere around $500. It looks exactly the same. Within the first year I had to have it serviced 3 times. They couldn't get the motor mounted in a way that it wouldn't vibrate. It would be ok for a few washes after they adjusted it, and then it would start again, getting louder and louder till I was afraid to use it. After the third adjustment it was more stable, and I get only minimal vibration some of the time. I did not want to pay for the extended warranty, so if I have more problems I will just give up and get something else. The diagram shows it fitting a ton of dishes, but only if your dishes are doll-sized do they actually fit in that configuration. It does not fit as many dishes as my old kenmore, and the silverware doesn't get clean. I would not buy a frigidaire machine again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more