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Maytag MDB8959SBS
 
Approximate retail price:
$714.60
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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
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Follow Up- Our SS-Front Maytag
9/3/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
Delicate Items
General Purpose
Pots and Pans
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
This is a follow-up to my previous review. We have had this machine now for a period of time. During this period of time we ran it on Auto-Clean, Normal, and Quick Wash cycles. We ran it on AutoClean when we had a baking dish with burnt-on food. The autoClean cycle took as long as the Normal cycle but thoroughly cleaned that glass baking dish such that it looked new. We use Cascade powdered detergent and a house brand rinse agent. I run the sink water until it feels hot then run the dishwasher. We typically run the machine once a day, at night, after dinner. At that time wee have our dishes from all three meals loaded. The dishwasher is about as quiet as can be expected. Some extraneous noises I previously reported were, in fact, the basement hot water pipes banging. I plan to investigate this in the future but I determined it has nothing to do with the operation of the dishwasher. The dishwasher thoroughly cleans our stoneware, flatware, and glassware really well. Even on the quick wash cycle, which we use when the dishwasher has a light load of dishes. Overall, I get the impression that we purchased a high-end product for a great price, and the machine continues to operate really well.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
MAYTAG MDB8959SBS
8/30/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
Delicate Items
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Pots and Pans
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
I LOVE this dishwasher! I purchased it to replace my leaky 12 year old builder special (GE). I am at a loss that C.R.'s negative comment was on the dishwasher's noise level. Perhaps I have been living in the dark ages of appliances, (although my last home had GE Profile, while were considered state of the art at the time.) You CANNOT HEAR THIS DISHWASHER RUNNING!!!! It works great! You really do not have to pre-rinse your dishes/pots/pans/silverware - the machine does it all. It comes with a built in garbage disposal to grind up any leftover refuse. I have not tried it on my fine china or chyrstal (although there are settings), as I always hand wash my heirlooms. This dishwasher is a blessing, especially in flu season or when someone is sick - it sanitizes the entire load. To top it off, I got it on sale at a Big Orage Box store for under $600, delivered and installed (and the old machine was removed.)
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
MDB8959SBS3
7/15/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
The Maytag MDB8959SBS is part of the Dishwashers test program at Consumer Reports. The Maytag MDB8959SBS Dishwashers features and specs include Hidden controls, Interior material, Self-cleaning filter, Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Adjustable upper rack, Ample flatware slots. In our lab tests, Dishwashers models like the Maytag MDB8959SBS are reviewed on Energy use, Cycle time (min.), Noise, Overall score, Washing, Ease of use. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Maytag MDB8959SBS based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Maytag MDB8959SBS include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Maytag MDB8959SBS.
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