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.


Key features

- 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.

Advantages

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.

Disadvantages

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.)

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Dec 08, 2013
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JUNK
by: Anonymous

Have had for a lil over a year NO POWER...

Jun 07, 2012
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dishwasher review
by: michael mulloy

bought this dishwasher 6 months ago and it works so much better than the old one..
should have bought it much sooner than i did,,
i gets everything so much cleaner and it's very queit.....
looked at several types before buying this one
priced well and easy to install.
stainless steel look goes well with the kitchen
gets five stars from me

Jun 07, 2012
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dishwasher review
by: michael mulloy

bought this dishwasher 6 months ago and it works so much better than the old one..

should have bought it much sooner than i did,,
i gets everything so much cleaner and it's very queit.....

looked at several types before buying this one
priced well and easy to install. stainless steel look goes well with the kitchen

gets five stars from me

Jun 05, 2012
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best purchase
by: michael mulloy

I REALLY ENJOY THE PURCHSE WE MADE WITH A MAYTAG BRAND DISHWASHER. WE ALSO HAVE MAYTAG WASHING MACHINE AS WELL

Jun 29, 2011
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Not worth the money.
by: Anonymous

Looks good from the outside, but cheaply made on the inside. Only installed for a couple of months and the front wheels have come off twice. Rickety plastic wheels can't hold up to the weight of a full load of dishes, so they bend and eventually break off. Top rack feels loose all the time. Just waiting for it to break too. All insides are cheap plastic. Wont last.

May 29, 2011
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MDB8959A nearly caused a fire
by: Anonymous

Bought this as a replacement for the recall d/w that worked really well. This new one was just installed in November 2010. Today, I tried to turn it on, and nothing happened. I few minutes later I noticed and figured I'd forgotten to press the start pad hard enough, and did so again. Left the kitchen, and suddenly my dog starts sniffing the air. I couldn't smell anything, but returned to the kitchen. Hmmm Dishwasher not working. Open it up, there's no water, and the heating element is extremely hot. Poured water in to cool off the element and created steam because it was so hot. My guess is that the pump didn't work, or the element quickly became too hot and the electricals wouldn't work.

Today, for some reason I felt strongly about not putting the dishwasher on until I could be home for the whole cycle. It seems this was a good plan.


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