Maytag MDB4409PAW Review


Maytag MDB4409PAW Maytag
MDB4409PAW

Jetclean Plus
Place Settings: 10
Width: 24"
Discontinued
Hi-Temp Cycles

9

& Options
Energy

294

kWh Per Yr
Water

903

Gal Per Yr
Sound

59

dbA
Cost

$379

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Maytag MDB4409PAW


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning GOOD - Uses a high-temperature wash cycle to help get your dishes clean. Very hot water is the key to breaking-down grease and cleaning dishes. Does not include a sanitizing option that is now available on most new dishwashers.  
Cycles GOOD - Cycles and options is about average for a new dishwasher. The more cycles and options you have to choose from, the better the chance of getting your particular dishes clean, and making your life a little more convenient.  
Energy GOOD - Estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power consumption. This Maytag dishwasher is projected to use 294 kWh of electricity per year.  
Water FAIR - Estimated annual water use is 20% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 35% of new dishwashers for FAIR water consumption. It uses about 147 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Sound FAIR - Sound levels are 17% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 15% of new dishwashers with FAIR noise suppression. It is 8 dbA louder than average - a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher.  
Cost BEST - Rated in the top 5% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BEST affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $379 is 55% lower than average. The Maytag MDB4409PAW is priced about $463 less than average.


Maytag MDB4409PAW Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
Silverware and Dish Jets - The MDB4409PAW model includes high-pressure spray jets that can scrub heavily soiled dishes and silverware. Jets are positioned to help loosen and remove dried-on food deposits.
High
Temp
High-Temp Option - Includes the option to choose a high-temperature wash cycle. Really hot water is one of the most important ingredients for dissolving hardened food and producing clean dishes.
Steam No Steam Option - Like most new dishwashers, this model does not have the capability to generate steam. High-temperature water vapor can be an effective means of loosening baked-on or dried food deposits.  
Wash
Levels
5 Wash Levels - Standard number of wash levels that allow streams of water to saturate dishes from many different angles and directions. More wash levels promotes more thorough cleaning.
Sensor
Washing
Sensor Washing - Uses one or more sensors to measure soil content, load level, and/or water temperature. The Maytag MDB4409PAW sensors automatically make adjustments to ensure optimum cleaning.
Sanitize
Cycle
No Sanitize Cycle - No option to run a sanitary wash or rinse cycle that is NSF certified to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Sanitize cycles are available on over 80% of new dishwashers.  
Cycles &
Options
9 Cycles & Options - Cycles and options is about average for a new dishwasher. The more cycles and options you have to choose from, the better the chance of getting your particular dishes clean, and making your life a little more convenient.  
Food
Disposer
Built-In Food Disposer - Includes a built-in food disposer that helps keep the wash water clean and free of debris. Minimizes the number of food particles that can deposit on dishes or cling to glasses.
Water
Softener
No Water Softener - Does not have a built-in water softener that can condition the water and remove minerals and impurities. Integrated softeners are only found on about 10% of new dishwashers.  


Drying Ratings
Heated
Dry
Heated Dry - Includes an option to dry the dishes faster with an internal heating element. Heated drying can also help to reduce spotting on dishes and especially glassware. Available on most new dishwashers.
Tub
Material
Plastic Tub - The interior is composed of standard plastic which does not aid the drying process like stainless steel interiors. About 40% of new dishwashers are fitted with plastic tubs.  
Concealed
Element
No Concealed Element - Like most new dishwashers available today, this model does not have a heating element that is concealed or recessed to help prevent contact with plastic dishes and accidental melting.  


Loading Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The Maytag MDB4409PAW has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower loading racks. Only about 10% of new dishwashers have an additional 3rd rack that can be used for cups and smaller items.
Spray
Arms
Towerless - Uses a superior spray arm design instead of a central tower located in the middle of the bottom rack. Spray arms provide more wash levels and don't waste rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
Non-Adjustable - The loading racks are not adjustable and cannot move up or down. Non-adjustable racks are found on about 40% of new dishwashers and offer less flexibility for loading items during parties.  
Removable
Racks
Not Removable - The racks cannot be removed. Little less convenient for those occasions when you have huge items that won't fit with both racks installed. Only about 30% of new dishwashers have this feature.  
Fold-Down
Tines
Non-Folding Tines - Rack divider tines cannot be folded down and remain in a stationary vertical position. Non-folding tines are found on 40% of new dishwashers and limit your ability to add horizontal space.  
Cup Shelf No Cup / Stemware Shelf - Does not have an additional cup shelf that provides extra room to stack more glasses and coffee cups or to secure stemware. Available on most new dishwashers.  
Silverware
Basket
Standard Basket - The Maytag MDB4409PAW uses a basic silverware basket that is found on about 30% of new dishwashers. Some premium baskets can be split into two sections or moved to different areas inside the dishwasher.  
Utility
Container
No Utility Container - Does not have an extra utility basket or tray like 70% of other new dishwashers. These extra baskets and trays can store larger items that don't fit in the standard basket.  
Detergent
Dispenser
No Detergent Reservoir - Uses a standard detergent dispenser that you fill each time you run a cycle. Less than 5% of new dishwashers have reservoirs that can hold multiple cycles of detergent.  


Capacity Ratings
Place
Settings
10 Settings - Number of place settings is 28% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 1% of new dishwashers for POOR loading capacity. Smaller loading volume may be adequate for singles or couples, but you'll run the dishwasher more often.  
Tub
Size
Standard Tub - Interior tub size is termed 'standard' and is intended for regular to lighter volumes of dishes. The Maytag MDB4409PAW shorter tub height is better for repair access but sacrifices some upper rack space.  


Noise Ratings
Sound
Level
59 dbA - Sound levels are 17% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 15% of new dishwashers with FAIR noise suppression. It is 8 dbA louder than average - a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher.  


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star - The Maytag MDB4409PAW is Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. Over 80% of new dishwashers are Energy Star rated so it's important to look at the energy and water ratings.
Energy
Rating
294 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is about average for a new dishwasher and is rated GOOD for power consumption. This Maytag dishwasher is projected to use 294 kWh of electricity per year.  
Water
Rating
903 Gal - Estimated annual water use is 20% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 35% of new dishwashers for FAIR water consumption. It uses about 147 gallons more water annually than the average new dishwasher.  
Energy
Saver
Energy-Saver Cycle - The Maytag MDB4409PAW allows you to select a quick-wash or energy-save cycle that uses lower temperatures, less water, and/or a shorter time for lightly-soiled dishes. Helps save water and energy.
Half
Load
No Half-Load Option - No option to save water and energy by washing just a half-load in either the upper or lower rack. You can still be eco-friendly by waiting for a full load before running a cycle.  
Delay
Start
Delay Start Option - Includes an energy-saving option to run the dishwasher overnight or during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often substantially less. Or simply run while you're gone.
CEE
Tier 1
No CEE Tier 1 - It is unknown if this dishwasher model meets CEE Tier 1 criteria by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency because the required Energy Factor data is not available.  


Style Ratings
Exterior White - Standard white front seems to never go out of style. It's easy to color-coordinate with the rest of your kitchen appliances, and it's more economical than stainless steel or panel-ready doors.  
Interior Plastic Tub - The Maytag MDB4409PAW standard white plastic tub and door lining is more susceptible to staining and odor absorption over time. Over 60% of new dishwashers now have stainless steel interiors.  
Controls All-Digital Controls -Touch-pad control console is all-digital and visible from the front. Not as stylish as fully-integrated (hidden) consoles, but sometimes more convenient to use without opening the door.
Display No Digital Display - The Maytag MDB4409PAW does not include a digital display in the control console that shows cycle time remaining or other wash status information. Most new dishwashers do not have a digital display.  


Cost Ratings
MSRP $379 - Rated in the top 5% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BEST affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $379 is 55% lower than average. The Maytag MDB4409PAW is priced about $463 less than average.


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