Frigidaire Ultraquiet

by Nick
(Natick MA, USA)

My family got this dishwasher a few years back to replace a nonfunctional one that was present upon buying the house. We bought it from a local appliance store.


I liked its range of options for different lengths and qualities of wash, and it has a fairly eye-pleasing design. For the first year it worked fairly well, though I'm not sure I would call it as "Ultra Quiet" as its name suggests. After the first year we started to get water spots on dishes that had completed their cycles. We put up with this for some time. Finally the dishwasher simply ceased to work. The panel lights come on indicating that you have the switch in the "Complete" position, but the switch will not start any dishwasher functions.

We've been washing our dishes by hand for the past few months, waiting for the day that we will have enough spare money to get a new dishwasher or fix the current one. In closing, I would not recommend the Frigidaire Ultraquiet.

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Frigidaire Ultra Quiet DishWasher

by Kim Brunson
(Mississipi)

I love this dishwasher because it is small, affordable, and easy to use. I had to find a dishwasher that fit an existing space, and I also wanted one that worked a lot better than the one that I had previously.

I worked with a contractor to purchase this dishwasher, and he was the one who recommended it to me. He said that he bought one for his wife and she loved it.

That sold me on the dishwasher, and he bought it for me at Home Depot. I bought it three years ago and have never had a problem.

It is not the largest dishwasher, but I have a small family. I also think that while it says ultra quiet, it is not completely quiet.

There are some sounds of washing and water while the dishwater cycles. However, it is much quieter than my previous dishwasher.

I also like that it cleans so well. I do rinse and wash off all my dishes and flatware prior to putting them in the dishwasher, but all items always come out sparkling clean.

I am so glad that I bought my Frigidaire because it really sold me on the brand. I had no idea that Frigidaire made such nice appliances.

Goes to show that you don't have to spend a fortune to have appliances that work well and look nice in your home.

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Frigidaire Ultra Quiet III

by Richard
(Alberta, Canada)

I've had more than my share of experience with dishwashers - brands, styles, it doesn't matter. When we moved into the house we are in currently it came installed with a Frigidaire dishwasher. I admit I was skeptical, Frigidaire is one of the brands I hadn't really done any research on yet and I didn't know what to expect.

Now, to say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. Our kitchen is open to the living and dining room and I had resigned myself to not being able to hear the TV or have dinner conversation if the machine was running - all our past machines had been so loud that until they were finished they suppressed any other noise in the house. Not so with this Ultra Quiet - it really lives up to it's name! I've been in the kitchen cooking, with the dishwasher going and can still listen/watch the TV in the living room, its great!

My second recommendation comes from it's interior design. I know a lot of dishwashers are moving the cutlery rack around to try to find the best fit - this one does a great job of it. I've had dishwashers in the past where I had to struggle to fit mixing bowls and some pots and pans into it - with this Frigidaire I never seem to run out of the kind of space I need. One load of dishes is all I need to run in a day anymore - it's a huge money saver on water and power.

The only problem I've had is with some of the dishwasher capsule/tabs not dissolving properly - and I'm not sure if thats a problem with how I'm setting it up or the dishwasher itself - it is itermitant and I haven't nailed that down yet. The only time the dishes aren't sparkling is when the tab doesn't quite break up.

Definately a 9/10 dishwasher though, I'd recommend them to anyone that will listen.

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Frigidaire Ultraquiet III

I have own the Frigidaire Ultraquiet 3 for the past 5 years. The dish washer is not that good. When ever we have dirty dishes we always have to pre-wash everything before we put it is the dishwasher.

Does not really make sense to have a dishwasher if you have to wash the dishes by hand in the first place. The main attraction to the unit was the name Ultraquiet, my wife and I assumed it would be extremely quiet when on, but we were wrong. The unit is very loud.

If you are sleeping on the same floor you can not sleep the unit is so loud. I is fine if you are sleeping on another floor. As far as getting the dishes clear, the dishwasher does a poor job as well.

If any food is left of the bowls or plates the dishwasher usually can not get it off and then during the dry cycle it cakes everything rock hard the the dishes and they have to be re-washed again.

Also the dishwashing liquid holder broke after about a year and would not stay down and hold the dishwashing liquid anymore. I would not recommend this unit to anyone unless they want problems.

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Frigidaire Ultra Quiet II

by Jason
(Ohio)

This dishwasher was purchased and installed about 5 years ago and it is still running strong. Although the name says Ultra Quiet, it is hardly quiet. You can hear it running throughout the entire house. But I think this amount of noise is hard to avoid; I have yet to encounter a really quiet dishwasher.

It does an OK job of cleaning the dishes. If you want spotless dishes with this dishwasher, it is recommended that you hand wash the hard-to-clean dishes first. I have used dishwashers that will clean nearly everything you throw at it - this is not one of them.

One thing about this dishwasher is for sure - it is reliable. It has not needed any maintenance or cleaning since installing it. However, I would say that it only gets used once every 10 days to 2 weeks.

In conclusion, I would say this dishwasher serves as an adequate supplement to your household dishwashing needs. If you are the type that uses your dishwasher to do everything for you, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a dishwasher to help you clean the dishes on nights you are feeling a bit lazy, this dishwasher would not be a bad choice.

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Frigidaire UltraQuiet III

by Don Andrews
(andrewbeers@live.com)

We purchased a Frigidaire UltraQuietIII about a year ago, and I can’t wait to replace it. It does not clean dishes well at all. Most times my wife and I have to hand wash the dishes before loading the machine, defeating the purpose of a dishwasher. The racks are configured in a way that most pots or pan will not fit in properly. Several times the seal around the door has loosened and leaked water in the floor and stained one side of the cabinet beside the dishwasher.

One of the major factors in purchasing the UltraQuiet III was the brushed stainless steel front. After a few months the stainless steel wasn’t so stainless. I have had to use rust remover on the front of the machine several times. I notice rust stains on the front after about a week of polishing the front of the machine. The handle has also come loose numerous times. I have tried to resolve the problem, but have been unable to keep the screws tightened in the handle.

The front panel seems to be a touch panel, but is push button. I am grateful that it is not a touch panel, but have noticed the indicators on the front are extremely hard to see. Several times I have ran the dishwasher with the incorrect settings because of this problem.

The one positive is that it lives up to its name, UltraQuiet. The dishwasher it replaced could be heard throughout most of the house, and this one is not audible from outside the kitchen.

Overall, this product is substandard and I would stay away from it. I have had great luck with other Frigidaire products, but this one is not up to par for my standards. I am replacing it very soon with another brand.

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