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Maytag Jetclean Plus Series MDB8959SAB

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


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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
  • 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 3.9 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quietest Dishwasher Ever The order, shipping, and delivery could not have been easier. Installation was no challenge if you have basic plumbing and electrical skills. After it was installed, I put away my tools. I came back in the kitchen and asked my wife if she was going to run the dishwasher; it was running full blast and could not hear it! 5/15/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome AJMadison service is spectacular. Order confirmation received at 6:09pm on Thursday, shipping notification received at 6:23pm the same day!!! Who does that?! Arrived Monday morning. Love this dishwasher. Makes my old 5.5 year old GE look like a piece of junk. It is so quiet I'm always asking my husband if he can hear it and when he says no, I just smile and say "Exactly!" Love the racks, it's easy to load. My dishes no longer smell funny and they're clean. Imagine that. Yay! The upper rack adjustment mechanism was broken on one side, called AJMadison, figured out the part number and it was sent right out. AJMadison will definitely be my first stop for any future appliance purchase. 6/22/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Value! I own a mid-grade Kitchen Aid dishwasher that, as I expected, is quite similar in many regards since it's a sister Whirlpool company. However, being that this is the TOP OF THE LINE Maytag, it has LOTS of bells ans whistles included that are only available on the most expensive Kitchen Aid models! I do have a couple nags about the design insofar as the sizing and arrangement of the various tines and clips on the two racks and the lack of sensitivity on the buttons (I have nerve damage and weakness in my hands/fingers), but my complaints are seriously MINOR! Oh, and speaking of MINOR... the styling of the white unit (which I bought) is pretty bland -- even compared to the photo shown on the product page, but so long as you understand and accept a big white box under your counter, you'll fall in love with this unit! Note: like the manual says, ensure you provide 120 degree water for best results and to save $$ on the electric bill by not over-taxing the heating element. Also, the 8959 is essentially a model 7759 with one added wash option, a large utensil basket and a second tea cup rack on the lower rack/left side. NOTE: that extra tea cup rack IS NOT a guide/holder for stemware/wine glasses!!! (However, although it may not look like it at first glance, that extra "cup rack" is removable!!) It CAN work that way, but isn't designed for that application! My last thought on this: be aware that these light-colored fold-down racks that are displayed in the photos with tea cups on them are pretty much useless unless you have some truly tiny stuff to put UNDER the items because anything you place UNDERNEATH blocks the water jets from hitting the top items and they remain uncleaned... unless they were only lightly soiled to begin with. Again... this is a NIT, but if you're using this as a sale point for your decision... think again or figure out a way to see it "up close and personal" to make certain that it's going to work the way you think it is! LAST, last thing... Buy the hose adapter that's listed as AN OPTION! You'll be making an extra trip to the hardware store in the middle of your installation if you don't! And, use a screwdriver with a magnetic head on it when you install the screws that attach the unit to the cabinets on either side! It's a MAJOR pain if you drop one!!! You need them to set the distance/gap evenly! Other than that, it's a pretty easy installation. 9/27/12
Rated 5 out of 5 by quiet clean Adjustable racks provide great options for loading. The cycle is rather lengthy. I use it to wash pots and pans but they will somewhat frequently require another hand washing even if the tough scrub option is chosen. I love the silverware basket inserts that keep all items separated and that the baskets have handles so I can lift them out to put away the silverware. Because of the tall tub the door opens quite low to the floor which may make it more difficult to open, close and add detergent for those who have trouble bending. This is the quietest dishwasher I have ever operated. 12/29/12
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  • Type : Built In
  • Color : Black
  • 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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