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Maytag MDB8959SBS
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Summary: This Maytag conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A self-cleaning filter.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • All hidden controls.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Maytag MDB8959SBS

The Maytag MDB8959SBS is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the MDB8959SBS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
About This Brand

A Whirlpool-owned brand, Maytag introduced a steam model in 2008 and will introduce a dishwasher-drawer model later this year. The company positions its products as durable, but its dishwashers have been relatively repair prone, according to our Annual Product Reliability Survey. Prices range from $300 to $900.

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Features & Specs - Maytag MDB8959SBS
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter Yes
info Hidden controls All
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Maytag MDB8959SBS
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Best Uses
Bought it brand new. Replaced my old one with it. Right out of the create, it hasn't started or work for one cycle. I wouldn't recommend buying a Maytag/Whirlpool item to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Leaves film and spots on glass.
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Leaves A Film
Best Uses
Maybe its not working properly. The rinse agent seems to run out quickly. Perhaps it leaks. Dishes are just not clean and glasses look terrible.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Our Maytag has a Stainless Steel front
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Lots Of Features
Varying Noise Levels
Best Uses
Delicate Items
General Purpose
Pots and Pans
Smaller Kitchens
We use this Maytag at least five times a week. The loads vary from light to heavy. Thus far, washing performance has been stellar. Wine glasses have never been more crystal clear. And ours has a stainless steel front, so Consumer Reports needs to catch up with its rating information. Cycle times have been what we expected. We had gotten this dishwasher at Home Depot for a great price, and the service through them has also been exemplary. Overall, we love this dishwasher and are very optimistic it will continue to serve us well in the future.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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