Maytag builds a strong dishwasher with fingerprint resistant stainless steel. The Long PowerDry option decreases humidity in the tub for 60% better drying without using rinse aid. We've also thrown in the most powerful dishwasher motor on the market, a 4-blade stainless steel chopper and third level rack. Plus, we back what we've built with a 10-year limited parts warranty.
Most powerful motor on the market
Maytag dishwashers feature the most powerful motor on the market. Powerful enough to handle dried-on egg yolk and peanut butter without prerinsing, this motor can handle your dirtiest dishes.
4-Blade stainless steel chopper
No more scraping plates. The 4-blade stainless steel chopper disintegrates the food particles that come off your dishes so they don't end up recirculating and sticking to your dishes and glassware.
The PowerBlast cycle removes stuck-on food with high pressure spray jets, increased temperature and hot steam to finish the job.
Long PowerDry option
Run the Long PowerDry option for decreased humidity and 60% better drying without using rinse aid. (Normal cycle; model MDB8989SH versus best drying performance on Maytag 2018 models MDB4949SH, MDB7959SH and MDB7979SH.)
Short PowerDry option
Amp up the drying power in less time. Get decreased humidity and 40% better drying without using rinse aid. (Normal cycle; model MDB8989SH versus best drying performance on Maytag 2018 models MDB4949SH, MDB7959SH and MDB7979SH.)
You're in control with a simple tap of your finger. Smooth, tap-to-activate settings give you quick and seamless access to powerful cleaning.
3rd level rack with adjustable tray
Get 30% more loading space with the 3rd level rack. Remove and rotate the integrated lift & set adjustable tray for increased third-level space for small bowls or lids. (Compared to Maytag dishwashers without a third level rack.)
Fingerprint resistant stainless steel
Easy-to-clean, fingerprint resistant stainless steel helps prevent smudges and keeps your dishwasher looking as good on the outside as it works on the inside.
With roomy spaces on the ends for oddly shaped items like large spatulas and serving spoons, our industry-exclusive stainless steel silverware basket is built tough to handle whatever you throw at it.
Quiet at only 48 dBA
This dishwasher is made to perform at only 48 dBA, so you can enjoy the cleaning power of a mighty Maytag at a low noise level. (Per IEC standards.)
10-year limited parts warranty
Maytag dishwashers are covered by a 10-year limited parts warranty on the racks, chopper blade and stainless steel tub. So when we say you can count on your dishwasher for years, we mean it. (See warranty for complete details.)
Premium ball-bearing rack glides
Our premium ball-bearing rack glides give the upper rack a glide so smooth you can pull it out even when you're hauling an armload of bowls, or when the rack's lugging your heaviest dishes and baking pans.
Built for the long haul
We packed in sturdy stainless steel that's ready for cycle after cycle of tough cleaning. Built for high heat and less likely to crack than plastic, stainless steel materials also resist stains to help keep your dishwasher looking good for years to come.
Steam sanitize option
The Steam sanitize option lets you confidently wash important items with a high-temperature rinse that removes 99.999% of food soil bacteria.
Full stainless steel tub
The full stainless steel tub is built of stainless steel from top to bottom, so it's tough enough to handle high heat and resist cracking and staining for years.
2x life tested motor
Our 2x life tested motor is built to last and tested to prove it. (Twice life testing based on accelerated 20-year life testing, normal cycle, average use.)
Premium DuraGuard nylon racks
Premium DuraGuard nylon racks have a heavy-duty coating that resists rust.
The end-of-cycle indicator lets you know exactly where the dishwasher is in the wash cycle: when it's in process, when it's finished and when the Steam Sanitize option is in use.
ENERGY STAR certified
ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers use less water and energy than standard models, helping you save money on utility bills.
I bought this Maytag dishwasher to replace a Whirlpool Gold unit that I had installed in a new house. The point of this one was to eliminate the towel bar sticking out, affecting cabinets, and to eliminate the filter in favor of a grinder inside. Other checklist items I was looking for was a stainless interior, heated drying option, hidden heating element, integrated controls (on top), and a third top rack. This is missing the hidden heating element, but I am not missing that.
I considered this Maytag unit because I used to sell appliances and am familiar with Whirlpool's ownership of Maytag and Kitchenaid. Additionally, the rack system in this is shared with Kitchenaid models I looked at that were a couple hundred more, to the point where I swapped out components successfully. I was not initially looking at Maytag, though, focusing more on Bosch, Kitchenaid, Samsung, and LG. However, I'm glad I purchased this because the functionality and design is well thought out and functional. Also, In addition to checking off all but 1 of my list items, this includes a really awesome silverware basket. It's metal, unlike my outgoing plastic one, and the slots in the top of it that I expected to bug the crap out of me, are actually quite great and produce clean silverware that is easy to put away, when used as designed.
I came across this unit because one of my "must have" features was a food grinder, which is near impossible to find today. It used to be a feature only found in the $800-$1000+ units, but they have since foregone them in favour of filters, which help keep noise down, and also reduce the number of fail points. To me, the ease of use with the grinder, and ability to avoid smells and slimy pieces in the dishwasher, far outweighs 2 - 3 decibels over a competitor; especially when units 2 -3 decibels louder than this were considered premium models a couple years ago. Having this installed and running for several weeks now, I can honestly say it's way quieter than my previous Whirlpool, and quieter than a $900 LG I owned 6 years ago. Even still, though this isn't as quiet (on paper) as the Kitchenaid and Bosch units I looked at, you can't hear this running when standing at the sink next to it, so I don't even understand the point of going lower, except bragging rights.
In operation, this thing cleans extremely well. It also doesn't develop odors (that I have found yet) due to the stainless interior, and drying and vent system built into it. My old Whirlpool had an issue with odors all the time, and this is a night-and-day difference. Dishes in this come out dryer than my old unit as well, and adding a rinse aid to this makes an even greater difference.
The only negative I have about this currently is the top, third rack. The spines on it make it more challenging to put random stuff on it, and it droops down a bit which bumps my bowls when pushing the middle rack in. It definitely eats up space and forces you to rethink the layout of your dishes. Thankfully, it is removable if you don't need it, by simply lifting up the baskets and setting aside. Additionally, because this shares the rack system with Kitchenaid, you can actually use a current Kitchenaid top rack in place of this one, which is more open and more functional, in my mind. I will be going that route for now, to improve my experience.
Aside from the top rack, I haven't had any complaints with this model. It handles all my dishes, packs full, runs silently, produces clean dishes, maintains a clean interior, has no odors, and is very simple to use. Honestly, I think this model is a better purchase option than the models $200-$300 more, and I never imagined putting a Maytag in my kitchen. Whirlpool seems to have done great things with the brand, though, and I hope they keep it up.
Oh, one other minor thing, that is a really nice touch: there are no logos or branding items on the front, producing a very clean unit when installed. The stickers that are on the front out of the box remove with no residue, and without much effort, so the front looks very clean and modern once they are removed.
This Maytag dishwasher is wonderful! It is very quite, lots of room, and easy to use. I like having all three racks, and the adjustable rack n the middle. It is sleek and clean front so as not to block utensil drawers. I would recommend!
Thank you Best Buy for replacing a dud of a new Bosch with this beautifully working Maytag. It actually dries my dishes! It is quiet. It also rinses the dishes with enough water where I am not tasting the rinse agent. The tongs where you place your dishes are far enough apart that my dishes don’t bump into each other, and my bowls don’t fall over, like they did with the Bosch. It is easy to set, has the controls inside on the top, much easier seen to set, and has a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty! No other machine has a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty. It also is the only one I saw that has the automatic disposal of the debris that comes off the dishes, taking it to the disposal instead of having to manually clean the “filter” myself. These are things older models used to always offer, yet for some reason, most do not any more. It also does have vents on the side so that the steam from drying comes out instead of my having to hurry up and manage to get to open the door, and make it stay open like I had to do on the Bosch to let the condensation out. It surprisingly was even less expensive by over $200 than the Bosch I had previously tried to use. I was thrilled when I discovered it has the non-fingerprint stainless steel door. And it really does just wipe off with no stains. It is not a “tall tub”, which means no deep bending over, which is much better on my back. It has a third rack, but so far I haven’t used it yet. It also has a tiny light on the front which changes colors so you know which cycle it is on, and when it is finished. The installers did a great job and said this was the model they install the most.
Since moving into our new house, I really grew to despise the Whirlpool dishwasher that came with the house. It was old (very old-original to house?), did not clean well (80% chance that food particles would be stuck to the dishes) and meant I pretty much washed all dishes by hand and used it as a drying rack.
After much research and deal shopping I found this Maytag at a local Best Buy at a really good price. I took the chance on the open-box online and it was in like-new condition (appeared to have been a shelf display).
I installed just 5 days ago, so I can't say anything about reliability yet, but the performance is outstanding. It's quiet (although that wasn't a top priority) and the dishes come out clean without a pre-rinse. This is thanks in large part to the built in grinder that chops up food particles instead of "filtering" (i.e. spraying the particles on all my dishes). The grinder was what sold this model.
Even without the dishwasher rinse aid, the dishes were coming out dry without residue. The middle rack being adjustable has been nice. I'm not accustomed to the 3rd rack. I've used it so far for my kid's plastic utensils and flat whisks.
I haven't tried the Sanitize cycle yet, but I like the fact that it will notify you if the appropriate temperature for sanitation wasn't reached.
Another big plus for us was the fact is made in the USA (along with sister brands Whirlpool and KitchenAid). We like this much better than the KitchenAid (No grinder) and Samsung (plastic tub led to smells and no grinder) we had at our last house.
I shopped for days. I researched online for “The top dishwashers of 2018” etc. I read well over 100 reviews of various makes and models of dishwashers. I was shocked to discover how many horrible reviews there were for every major dishwasher manufacturer. Even for the European manufacturers. I was doubly confused when I looked at the so-called “Top Picks” from professionals appliance websites and compared their recommendations with actual user reviews warning others to avoid that same dishwasher like the plague. I have no faith in professional reviewers anymore. So why this dishwasher? (I purchased 2) Why did I choose a Maytag to replace two Asko (now Viking) wickedly expensive money-pit dishwashers for a luxury home? First, it was the only dishwasher I found that actually has a hard food disposal! All dishwashers have disposals right? Wrong. A stainless steel strainer at the bottom is not a disposal. It’s a strainer. It doesn’t grind up food particles like this one. Second, ball bearings drawer glides. I actually said “ooooooo” when I slid out the upper tray for the first time. The drawers slide in and out very nicely compared to most of the other models I tried which were quite terrible. Third, it has the 3rd shelf up top for silverware, spatulas and other long items etc. Fourth, it’s a very handsome dishwasher. Plus, the Maytag sticker on the front peels off easily with zero residue as well as one other “10 year warranty” sticker so the entire front of the dishwasher is emblem free! Maytag, you better give that decision maker a raise. Seriously. Fifth, the stainless steel exterior does not fingerprint! Lastly, the price was very competitive compared to everything else I looked at and I looked at everything. I got caught up on dB ratings and how one dishwasher was 2 or 3 dB quieter than another but the more you read about it the more you realize how manufactures fudge this number. Just know that this dishwasher is super quiet. You can barely hear it when you stand next to it and that means you can run it during the day or while watching TV with no issues. The dishes come out beautifully clean. Installation was always also very easy. However, I have installed many many dishwashers over the years so I had experienced on my side. So as of December 2018, I feel like this is a true hidden gem of a dishwasher.
My wife and I like everything about this dishwasher - except for two things. We thought we'd love having the top rack to hold cutlery and etc, but discovered that it is always in the way. If you want to load cereal bowls or standard size glasses in the middle rack, the the top rack is in the way. If you lower the middle rack to accommodate these, then the middle impeller hits dinner plates loaded into the bottom rack. Also, if the machine is running, and you open the door quickly, it sprays water out at you; if you open it slowly, you're ok. Too bad they didn't put a sensor in the handle to stop the pump before you open the door.
A:AnswerThe normal washing cycle runs approximately 2 hours in our dishwasher.
It does clean well and dries plastic dishes in the short power dry setting. I have not used any other setting (it has 2 more for drying)