Frigidaire Gallery FGID2476SF/B/W Series Dishwasher Review
A basic dishwasher that gets the job done
About the Frigidaire Gallery FGID2476SB
You can get this dishwasher in black for about $609, or roughly $15 less than smudge-proof stainless.
About the Frigidaire Gallery FGID2476SW
You can get this dishwasher in white for about $609, or roughly $15 less than smudge-proof stainless.
The new Frigidaire Gallery FGID24765 series dishwasher (MSRP $829-$849) is an update to the popular Gallery FGID2474. Not much has changed, and that's a good thing.
You still Frigidaire's special OrbitClean wash arm, a variety of cycles to match any kind of load, and cleaning performance to keep your dishes sparkling.
And with retailers selling it for less than $550, it’s within reach for many buyers.
Blending right in
With hidden, top-mounted controls and no external badge, you can mix and match this Frigidaire with any other similarly colored kitchen set from any manufacturer.
Inside, there's a stainless steel tub, but the racks have a tendency to wobble or get stuck sliding in and out.
Down on the lower rack, you get two full rows of adjustable tines. Up top, you’ll find two half-rows of the same, plus two sets of silicone supports for stemware. You can also set the upper rack to one of two height settings just by lifting it into place.
It’s worth mentioning that this machine does come with one really neat feature—a green light that shines onto the floor to let you know when a cycle has finished. And with a sound rating of 51 decibels, all but the smallest apartments should still be fairly quiet when it's running.
For a reasonably priced dishwasher, this Frigidaire actually has a decent set of cycles to choose from.
There are commonplace cycles like Normal, Heavy, and 30-Min Wash, as well as an Energy Saver cycle and China Crystal for more delicate loads. You also get a Rinse Only option, and a Favorite Cycle that lets you save one of the other options with any altered settings you prefer.
Three colorfully named wash pressure settings (spray, surge, and scour) pair up with three temperature options (normal, high, and sanitize) to let you customize how your dishes get clean in a very fundamental way.
And that’s it, other than an option to delay up to 24 hours, as well as turning heated dry on or off.
Well, actually... that heated dry option is rather unique. Instead of a heating element, Frigidaire has included something called EvenDry. It's a new fan system designed to heat and circulate the air, theoretically aiming for a more even dry.
A solid clean
We break down a dishwasher’s performance into two questions: how well does it clean, and how long does it need to make that happen? In this case, the answers to those questions depend on which cycle you choose.
In terms of raw cleaning power, the Heavy cycle got dishes spotless, but used 7.75 gallons and ran for a whopping 3 hours 49 minutes.
Normal came very close, but left behind a few chunks of solid food. Turning up the spray intensity may have been enough to remove them, but most Normal cycles on other dishwashers we've tested don't have this problem. In addition, it took almost two and a half hours.
This video was recorded inside a previous Frigidaire model with the same OrbitClean system as the FGID2476SF.
The 30-Min Wash left behind stain residue on almost every single dish in the load. We only recommend using this if you need to clean lightly soiled dishes quickly—more heavily soiled loads won't come out clean.
And as for the EvenDry heated air system, we didn't notice a huge difference compared to conventional heating elements. Dishes were mostly dry, but almost all of them still had enough trickles of water left over that we'd prefer having a towel handy.
A safe choice
If you’re looking for an affordable dishwasher that will blend into your kitchen, you’d do well to consider the Frigidaire Gallery FGID24765S series. It may be a middle-of-the-road dishwasher in every way—even the warranty is just a standard year of parts and labor—but if you can find it on sale for under $600, it’s still a good deal.
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