Maytag Jetclean II MDBH945AW

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Maytag Jetclean II Pros

The Jetclean II is very spacious. It allows you to load large bulk kitchen items that you normally have to hand wash. The space also allows for larger loads of dishes to be ran which means you don’t have stray dishes lying around waiting for the next load. You can fit up to 14 place settings with this dishwasher. This dishwasher is ideal for large families or people who have a lot of dinner parties.

One of the biggest benefits of this dishwasher is that it is extremely quiet. You cannot even tell that the dishwasher is running. This is an excellent feature. You won’t be bothered anymore by having to turn up your television too loud because you cannot hear over the dishwasher.

The Jetclean II is very simple to use. You won’t have to read the user’s manual to try and figure it out. The push buttons on the front are very user friendly and you will have no problem learning how to use this dishwasher.

This dishwasher doesn’t have a control panel like the newer dishwashers. The control panels often look very nice and sleek but they are easily damaged because of the water. The push buttons might seem a little more old fashioned but you don’t have to worry about water damage.

Maytag Jetclean II Cons

One thing to think about with the Maytag Jetclean II dishwasher is that it is not very durable. If you have kids that do the dishes and bang things in and out of the dishwasher then you might find yourself buying replacement parts and things. The parts on this dishwasher may break easily. If you are looking for a sturdy model that will last you a long time then this one may not be right for you.

Another thing to think about is that when this dishwasher breaks it will be expensive to fix. Parts are usually under warranty but you will have to pay for the technician to come to your home or other things. These costs might cost you up to half of what you actually pay for the dishwasher. Since the durability of the dishwasher is not very good it is almost certain you will be paying money to fix this appliance.

The racks on the dishwasher come off of the tracks easily. If you are washing extra large pots on the bottom and want the top rack to come off then this is a good thing. However, if your top rack is full of dishes and it comes off the tracks easily then it can fall on the dishes below causing a serious mess. The mess can be really bad if the dishes below are fragile and they break. There is no way to secure the racks on the top any more secure than the way they sit.

Another con of this dishwasher is that the door doesn’t open and close very smooth. It almost seems as if the door doesn’t fit right on the dishwasher. You might not like the dishwasher also if you want to know how far along the cycle is while it is running. There are no indicator lights on the front of the dishwasher for you to be able to tell.

Maytag Jetclean II Features

There are a lot of features on the Maytag Jetclean II dishwasher also. These features include a food disposer so you don’t have to worry about cleaning it out. The dishwasher is a built in model. It is Energy Star qualified and designed to save you money on your electricity and you water bill. The dishwasher is designed to fit in 14 place settings so it takes a lot of dishes. It also has a solid sound insulation system that really works. People love this feature because you don’t even know it is running when it is. This dishwasher is almost 24 inches deep, 35.25 inches high and 23.88 inches wide. This dishwasher is designed to fit in any standard kitchen setting for a regular size dishwasher.

Final Thought

The Maytag Jetclean II is the perfect dishwasher if you want something that fits a large amount of dishes and is very quiet. If you are tired of being bothered by the noise of your dishwasher then you might consider this one. If you are looking for a durable dishwasher that is cheap to have serviced then you might look in another direction because this dishwasher will most likely break.

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Dec 09, 2010
What happened to Maytag!!!?
by: Mike

Bought 5 years ago with an extended warranty. Ran great for 2+ years until the front board stopped working. Luckily the warranty I purchased covered that work. 2+ years later I have the same problem and it is a $200 repair. I had a Maytag that lasted for 20 years prior to this in this house when we bought the house 10 years ago. After this I'm done with Maytag. I can only figure in 2 years the board will go again unless I pay for another warranty. What happened to Maytag's long standing record?? I will neither buy a machine with in door electronic touch pad controls...give me the dials and buttons.

Apr 09, 2010
not happy
by: Anonymous

I have been very unhappy with my Maytag Jetclean dishwasher since the day we bought it. We thought it would be worth the investment because of the Maytag name. We were sorely disappointed.

I do like the fact that it has a large capacity. For my large family that was a must. However, I have found it rarely does the job of cleaning the dishes, even with prewashing.

Also the racks and other parts are poorly made plastic that are always breaking or coming loose. I have had to replace it 3 times due to breaking.

I do like the silverware basket with the compartment with the lid you can close and open.

Jul 16, 2009
Had to replace the panel
by: Anonymous


May 07, 2009
I absolutely love it
by: Trell

I received this dishwasher this past Christmas. Needless to say, thank goodness for the dishwasher being hooked up already as part of my present, we filled it up with dishes on Christmas Day. It washed fantastically! I was so surprised. Our old dishwasher had given up on us and wasn't even getting all of the food off the dishes. I absolutely LOVE this dishwasher.

It's huge, which is great for large loads of dishes. You don't have to worry about pre-rinsing the dishes either, this washer gets them clean, every time, even my crusty lasagna pan got clean! Even though this is a big washer, it is Energy Star rated, which is important to me and important for the environment. It still runs less electricity than my little dishwasher I had before.

I love that it is super quiet too. I can have it running while my son takes a nap and it doesn't bother him at all. It's really efficient for me. You'd think with it being bigger, you'd need more detergent to clean your dishes, but you don?t. Instead of powdered detergent, I have switched to tablets. They seem to work better for me. I love knowing that my son's bottles are clean and sanitized.

With my old dishwasher, my son's bottles and his bottle nipples would still be greasy and they would have a strange colored film on them all the time, which meant I had to wash them by hand anyway. With this washer, they always come out clean.

The only thing I dislike about this dishwasher is that the prongs on the racks are extremely close together. Some of my larger things, like pots and pans, just don't fit very well. I don't want to waste space in my dishwasher, so I usually hand wash these. But plates and glasses, especially tall water glasses, fit beautifully. Buy this dishwasher! I absolutely love it.

Feb 18, 2009
Big enough for large family
by: Pickles

This is a fantastic model with the features most families need to get the dishes clean and washed. The reputation of maytag is why I bought this dishwasher.

The noise level of this dishwasher when running is very quite for maytag has installed a low noise level on this model. I like the stainless steel sliders used for the racks making this machine last longer than plastic or metal.

The wash options to choose with this machine is 6 so you can set the dishwasher to the desire temps and wash cycles. This model is also rated with the energy star so it will be energy efficient in running.

One of the great feature is you can put larger pans in this dishwasher and not worry about them fitting. You also can put a full families load of dishes in here and even have enough room to put additional dishes in the dishwasher without fear of them coming clean because the tub of this dishwasher is large in capacity.

I also liked that you can use both powder and liquid and clean sparkling tabs to keep your dishes safe when washing. The dry option is available on this model or you can set the dishwasher to heat or no heat settings, this I have found is fantastic if you should have plastic in the dishwasher and are worried they will warp.

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