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Frigidaire Professional FPHD2485N[F]
 
Price range:
$549.00 - $730.95
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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 between $549.00 - $730.95.

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 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.

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]
Price range:
$499.00 - $702.95
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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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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.
 
1.0
Will never buy another Fridgidaire
10/4/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This dishwasher came with a newly built home and worked well for 6 months after which the control panel started giving us problems. The buttons had to be pressed for several minutes until they finally lit up and allowed you to begin the wash. We lived with it this way for a few months and then it stopped cleaning well, leaving white residue on cutlery and food particles on dinnerware. Rather than pay $400 for another control panel (which may not solve the problem) we plan to purchase a Bosch as we've had good experience with that brand. Unfortunately all of our appliances are Fridgidaire Professional and none work well - will never purchase this brand again!
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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