Maytag MDB8959AWS 24 inch stainless steel fully integrated built-in dishwasher
For a stylish unit that is energy-efficient and one that washes dishes thoroughly, you cannot go wrong with Maytag's MDB8959AWS. It comes with spray jets that direct focused jets of water on areas where it is needed the most.
- Spray jets use pressure to remove food particles and stains from the dishes.
- The SteamClean feature allows you to clean dishes while removing bacteria at the same time.
- The Quiet Series 400 Sound Package deadens the sound to allow you to run the dishwasher even at night. The sound package makes the unit run so quietly in the background.
- The oversize capacity and the tall tub feature allows you to wash larger loads of dishes at one time.
- The dishwashing unit also comes with premium dark DuraGuard Nylon racks for avoiding scratches on expensive china while preventing the racks from rusting.
- The Split & Fit Silverware Basket allows you to organize the silverware neatly inside the dishwasher and allows for methodical removal of the dishes when the washing is done.
- The dishwashing unit comes with the heavy wash cycle for removing stubborn stains.
- The 2-4-6 hour delay wash option allows you to set the time you want the unit to start.
- Push buttons and the digital timer inform you of the remaining minutes in a cycle. There are up to six cycles to choose from, from auto clean to light and rinse only.
- The thermal drying feature is best suited for drying the dishes and results in less water left behind, while taking less
time to dry, compared to conventional drying features.
- For added convenience, there are the adjustable flat fold tines in the top rack that are useful for fitting odd-shaped items into the dishwasher.
- The Maytag MDB8959AWS comes with the Energy Star seal, which means you get considerable savings on power and water.
- The InstaWash cycle and the energy-saving sensor indicates when extra rinsing is needed.
This dishwasher model has a larger tub, compared to other dishwashers. It is also quiet and has an efficient setup that is very useful for organizing dishes, glasses, and other utensils.
The dishwasher is very efficient at drying the dishes without using high heat. The multiple options to choose from allow you to customize the cleaning of your dishes, according to their washing needs.
One of the main disadvantages of this unit is that it lacks the memory feature, which allows you to use the settings that you have used for the previous load of dishes. The unit can be a bit pricey for the features that it has, but for the energy efficiency and how well it cleans dishes, some customers find the price reasonable.
Consumer likes and dislikes Pros
- very attractive stainless steel exterior
- hidden controls
- no need to rinse dishes prior to loading
- very quiet
- capable of removing even dried food from the dishes Cons
- dishes end up with a cloudy film
- lack of built-in food disposal (This may require manual cleaning of food wastes and particles before you can load the dishes into the dishwasher.) Maytag Dishwashers main page