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Frigidaire FPHD2491KF 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Frigidaire FPHD2491KF is a relatively large capacity dishwasher that should handle the cleaning needs of a typical household. It comes with a range of features, including sensors that adjust the cycle to match the load; the ability to delay the start of a wash cycle for one to 24 hours; adjustable racks with folding tines for flexibility in washing large or odd-shaped items; and a large, multi-compartment silverware basket.

Models: FGHD2491LW (White), FGHD2941LB (Black), FPHD2491KF (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless Steel Source
$649$649$799MSRP
$600$600$750Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$600$600$750Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$539$539$565Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$539$539$629Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$539$539$679AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$50-$180+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 34"
Width: 23.75"
Depth: 25.38"
Weight78 lbs.
Depth (door open)49.25"
Capacity14 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel level Manufacturer's estimate: 51dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$30 with electric water heater, $23 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles6: heavy, normal, light, china/crystal, rinse only, energy saver
Additional Settings5: heated drying, sanitize, delay start, high temperature rinse, quick rinse
ControlsDigital, hidden on top door edge
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketOn upper and lower racks; lower basket is split and covered
FilterDual stainless steel filters, manually clean
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialStainless steel
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesAdjustable upper rack
Fold-down tines on both racks
Rinse aid dispenser
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Frigidaire.com.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rated the Frigidaire FPHD2491KF (stainless steel) very good for washing and ease of use, and good (a somewhat mediocre rating) for energy use and noise. User reviews are mixed, with slightly less than half recommending this machine. Those who like it say it's quiet, attractive and cleans well, but several add that the bottom rack tends to get off track and that the soap dispenser is easily blocked by tall items. Those who don't recommend this dishwasher complain about repeated repairs and poor cleaning capability as well as the off-track rack and soap dispenser problems.