Maytag Quiet Series 100
by Gloria Bond
(Snoqualmie, WA, USA)
I now have a black, Maytag Quiet Series 100 dishwasher. I have had it since August 2004, when we moved into our brand new home. I am very, very pleased with it.
When our present house was being built, we were given the option of choosing between a white or black Maytag dishwasher; or we could choose a stainless steel one. At that time, I had just sold a home that I had remodeled myself, for which I had purchased a Maytag Jetclean dishwasher. We used this dishwasher for two years, before we sold our home. It ran quietly, cleaned dishes extremely well, and required no pre-rinsing. It was amazingly superior to the dishwasher we had replaced.
So when we moved into our present townhouse, I was pleased that we would have another Maytag. I chose black appliances, because they went well with the finish on our cabinets.
What I really like about the Maytag Quiet Series 100 dishwasher in our present home is that unlike my past dishwashers -- even my previous, older Maytag -- both its bottom and top drawers have plenty of space above them, so I can load dishes of considerable height on both drawers. With most dishwashers, the top drawers have very little space above them, so you can only put items that are no higher than tall cups and glasses on them. But I can even place colanders and pitchers on my top drawer. Further, my
present dishwasher has fold down shelves in its top drawer, so I can put two levels of glasses on it. This feature greatly increases the loading capacity of my dishwasher, and thus, saves on energy costs.
Just as my previous Maytag, my Quiet Series 100 runs extremely quietly. Even when I'm in the kitchen, I often must go right up to it when it is running, to hear it. However, I think that my past Jetclean model cleans dishes better, and now, I must sometimes do a little pre-rinsing, which I do not mind, because I no longer have children at home with me, so I have more time to do these minor chores. I like my dishwasher's Delay action feature, which enables me to set my dishwasher to start in two, four or six hours. Since I am energy conscious, I always choose the "sanitize" dry to the "heated dry." And I would much prefer doing a little extra pre-rinsing to avoid the slightly extra energy costs that the "tougher scrub" feature would entail.
I feel that Maytag dishwashers run extremely quietly and are very well engineered and designed. Besides being among the top of the line dishwashers on the market, their prices are much less than a Jenn Air or a Kitchen Aid. Thus far, I had never needed to call a repairman for my Maytag dishwashers. They have the durability and reliability that all dishwashers should be made to have!