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Maytag Jetclean Plus Series MDB8959SA

Fully Integrated Dishwasher with 15-Place Settings, 6 Cycles, JetClean Plus Steam Cycle, Auto Clean, 7 Options, Steam Sanitize and Hard Food Disposer


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Now more than ever, they believe that their bold innovation and designs will connect with consumers in meaningful ways that will last a lifetime. Available at AJ Madison.
Energy Info
This dishwasher uses 294 kWh/yr. and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $32.60.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on 4 wash loads a week and a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh.

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Wash Sensor: OWI
Number Of Cycles: 6
Quick Wash: Yes
Light/China Cycle: Yes
Normal Cycle: Yes
Rinse Only Cycle: Yes
Number Of Options: 7
Heated Dry Option: Yes
Hi Temp Wash Option: Yes
Delay Wash Option: 2/4/8 Hour
Control Locktout Option: Yes
Built-In Hard Food Chopper: Yes
Rinse-Aid Dispenser: Yes
Tub Material: Stainless Steel
Tub Design: Oversize Capacity Plus
Tall Tub: Yes
Rack Material: Nylon
Sound Tested: 50 dBA
Loading Features
Silverware Basket: Split and Fet
Number Of Racks: 2
Place Settings: 15
Rack Material: Nylon
Energy Star: Yes
Electrical: 15 Amps; 60 Hz; 120 V
Overall Width: 23 7/8"
Overall Depth: 24 1/2"
Overall Height: 34 1/2"
Cutout Width: 24" Min.
Cutout Depth: 24"
Cutout Height: 34" Min.
  • Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub
  • The oversized tub provides enough capacity to clean tall and large items like cookie sheets, pitchers and mixing bowls.
  • 4-Blade Stainless Steel Chopper
  • The 4-blade stainless steel chopper pulverizes food, preventing particles from plugging the wash system and spray jets.
  • It provides optimal cleaning without the need to prerinse.
  • Industry's Most Powerful Motor Available - Tested To 2X Life
  • Strengthened by the industry's most powerful motor available, each cycle blasts away tough soils for clean dishes the first time.
  • Designed, Engineered and Assembled In The USA
  • From Ohio to you, every Maytag dishwasher is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers use less water and energy than standard models helping to save money on utility bills.
  • Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub
  • The oversized tub provides enough capacity to clean tall and large items like cookie sheets, pitchers and mixing bowls.
  • Steam Sanitize Option
  • This option sanitizes dishes with a high-temperature rinse that reduces 99.999% of food soil bacteria, then adds the finishing touch of steam.
  • JetClean Plus Wash System
  • Uses high-pressure spray jets to remove tough food particles.
  • A stainless steel chopper blade pulverizes food, preventing particles from plugging the wash system and spray jets.
  • The filtration system captures tiny food particles to prevent redistribution during the cycle for optimal cleaning without the need to prerinse.
  • Premium Dark Duraguard Nylon Racks
  • These heavy-duty racks protect dishes from scratches and damage while also resisting rust.
  • ToughScrub Plus Option
  • Maintains or raises the temperature to 156°F, increases wash time and incorporates steam as an added attack against difficult food soils.
  • Tiered Upper Rack
  • With an improved design, this upper rack holds tall items like 9" plates and glasses while providing easy access.
  • It also creates enough room in the lower rack to vertically place two 9" x 13" pans.
  • Auto Clean Cycle
  • Gauges the soil level of the load, then automatically adjusts temperature, wash time and the number of fills accordingly.
  • This helps achieve optimal cleaning without overusing resources.
  • Split and Fit Silverware Basket
  • The silverware basket can be divided into two halves and placed in various locations in the lower rack to accommodate almost any loading situation.
  • Premium Adjusters On Upper Rack
  • Extra Dry Option
  • The Extra Dry option extends drying time 20 minutes for 20% better drying performance versus normal cycle with heated dry.
  • Fully Integrated Design
  • High Side Rack For Easy Loading
  • Available At AJ Madison
  • Stainless Steel Interior
  • The 100% stainless steel tub not only looks great and resists corrosion, it also delivers premium drying performance by providing higher heat retention.
  • Most Spray Jets In The Industry
  • To provide maximum cleaning coverage, these Maytag dishwashers are equipped with the most spray jets in the industry.
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty On Racks, Stainless Steel Tub, and Chopper
  • The nylon racks, stainless steel tub and chopper blade are all backed by a 10-year limited parts warranty to ensure long-lasting performance.
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 140 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best I've ever used This unit was purchased to replace a eight year old dishwasher that wasn't performing up to par. Noise level: After I installed this dishwasher, which was pretty painless; the first thing I did was run a test wash to check for leaks. I did this without the bottom access panel attached, because...well... I was checking for leaks. Even with this panel off it was easy to notice how much quieter it was compared to my previous model. No leaks found, so I installed the access panel & WOW! you can hardly hear this thing running while standing next to it...very impressive. Performance: Of course no matter how quiet it is, it still needs to perform. We have had it for over a month now & it has never left any item uncleaned. No pre-rinsing required; this thing really works amazingly. No soap scum on glassware, baked-on mess...goodbye, silverware comes out sparkling; it cleans just as you would expect it to. Racks: The racks are well-designed & allow oddly shaped dishes to fit without a hassle, this is assisted by the fold-down tines & adjustable upper rack. The "split & fit" silverware baskets allow you to choose where they fit best for your needs. Style: Insert your own opinion here. We purchased the white unit & I was really impressed by how "clean" uncluttered it looks, my wife thinks it looks a "bit boring" each his / her own. Reliability: Only time will tell. Cons: The only complaint that I have is that concave-bottomed items like some glassware & plastic bowls; do not entirely dry. Not sure if you can really blame the dishwasher here or the designer of the glassware / bowls? Even with the extra heat option selected there is still some moisture present on these particular pieces. Don't misunderstand; I'm talking dampness here not a deluge of water. Overall, I would 100% recommend this dishwasher to anyone who will listen. 6/4/12
Rated 4 out of 5 by would buy again no timer to know how much longer it's going to take for the cycle. but overall a good unit. 9/22/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome dishwasher! Cleans well & is very quiet! This is my 3rd Maytag dishwasher. I will never have any other brand! It is very quiet, & cleans extremely well!!! I love the sleek look & the hidden controls. The adjustable racks allow me to put various sizes on the top and the bottom, which is great for a family with 3 kids! Awesome job Maytag! 9/18/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by silverware blast Love this machine. The siverware comes out clean every time. Love that it has individual slots for each piece of silverware, plus additional baskets for bigger utensils. Love that it has adjustable racks, and folding parts. But I really love the stainless steel interior. No stains, no smells, it is beautiful inside and out. 9/25/12
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Quick Specs
Quick Specs


  • Type : Built In
  • Accepts Panels : No


  • Width : 23 7/8"
  • Depth : 24 1/2"
  • Height : 34 1/2"


  • Capacity : 15 Place Settings
  • Control Type : Digital
  • Electronic Display : No
  • Control Style : Fully Integrated
  • Child Lock : Yes
  • Adjustable Upper Rack : Yes
  • Rack Material : Nylon
  • Cutlery Tray : No
  • Tall Tub : Yes
  • Stainless Interior : Yes
  • Number of Spray Arms : 2
  • Rinse Aid Dispenser : Yes
  • Water Filtration : Yes
  • Water Heating : Yes

Wash Features

  • Cycles : 6
  • Delay Start : Yes
  • Dry Type : Both
  • Hard Food Disposer : Yes
  • High Temperature Wash : Yes
  • NSF Certified Rinse : Yes
  • Quick Wash Setting : Yes
  • China/Crystal Setting : No
  • Sensor Clean : Yes
  • Heavy Duty Wash : Yes

Technical Details

  • Star-K Certified : No
  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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