Maytag MDB6000AWA

We’ve had this dishwasher for eight years. It was here when we moved into the house, so the previous owner probably had it for about four years. In all that time, we’ve never had to have it worked on, and it’s never given us a bit of trouble.


It has multiple cycles for different types of loads of dirty dishes -- pots and pans, for example. You can also choose whether to have the cycle heated dry or just stop and dry without heat.

It always does a really good job, even with dried on or caked on food. The dishes never come out anything less than clean. We sometimes get water spots, but that’s certainly the fault of our hard water more than it’s the fault of our dishwasher.

The dishwasher has a little spring-lidded cup on the inside of the door which can hold one or two “doses” of dishwashing liquid. We always use the little dissolvable plastic packs of gel dishwasher liquid, but they fit into this cup just fine.

The dishwasher has two trays or racks (upper and lower) and has a detachable holder for silverware. The detachable silverware holder is nice because when we unload, we can carry it over to our silverware drawer and set it there. The racks can’t really be adjusted and they have to be loaded in a certain way.

Our biggest glasses can only fit on the right hand side of the upper rack, and our largest baking sheet can only fit on the left hand side of the lower rack. Quite a smart design.

If there were any drawback to this dishwasher, it would be this: it’s not the quietest, although it isn’t so loud to drown you out or drive you out if you wanted to talk to someone in the kitchen while it’s on.

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Feb 11, 2011
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Dishwasher Broken Again
by: Anonymous

We have had this dishwasher for three years now. While it does clean well, it is not without problems. I wanted to get a great product with a great name, but that is not the case. Other than the recall, I had to get the top digital panel replaced last summer, and now find the handle appears to be breaking. It is extremely hard to open and the level in the handle seems loose. Looks like I will be calling the repair guys again -- not happy. I thought you get what you pay for, but not in this case.

Nov 15, 2009
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Maytag MDB6000AWA
by: Anonymous

This dishwasher cleans very well. If you ever notice spots make sure you have enough rinse aide. Another thing is to check that no large food particle or plastic are blocking the drainage areas or that will cause poor cleaning. This is true of all dishwashers. I had this dishwasher for 12 years without any repairs other than a recall that was done for free. The only big letdown is the noise. I chose this dishwasher for it's capacity, ability to clean, reliability and quiet operation. I got everything except for quiet operation. It's not very loud, but you certainly can hear it from an adjoining room. I am doing a kitchen remodel and will replace most of my appliances, including this dishwasher. I will try a different make and hopefully I can find a dishwasher just as good, but quieter.

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