By: JJ on 12/28/2010
This dishwasher gets the job done, with no need to pre-rinse. Dishes come out clean every time, so performance is not an issue. I actually prefer having this smaller dishwasher opposed to a standard 24" one. Since it's smaller, it must be run more frequently, so I don't have to worry about bad odors while waiting to run a full load, nor do I ever run out of clean plates or silverware.
I do, however, have a few complaints: 1) It is nearly double the price of a standard 24" dishwasher! It seems really odd to me that a smaller dishwasher would be more expensive. 2) For the price, the aesthetics leave something to be desired. Most dishwashers stopped using knobs in favor of buttons, to achieve a cleaner, more streamlined look. I am not a fan of the cheap-looking knob, but all the other 18" dishwashers in this price range have this fault as well. That is because they are all made by the same manufacturer (I was told this by the salesperson), which is why I opted for the Frigidaire, since it was the cheapest. And 3) It can be a challenge to get pots and pans to fit neatly inside the racks, so you need to be creative.
Overall, it is a good dishwasher. I wish it was a little classier looking but, as stated before, it looks exactly the same as the GE & Whirlpool versions, so what can you do? The GE Profile was the only one that looked as nice as it's 24" counterpart, but that was $300+ more expensive. If you have limited space and need an 18" dishwasher, and don't want to spend $800-$1,000, then this is the dishwasher for you.