Maytag MDB4709PAW Review


Maytag MDB4709PAW Maytag
MDB4709PAW

Jetclean Plus
Place Settings: 12
Width: 24" Built-In
MSRP: $499
Jets
Steam
Sanitize
Cycles

10

& Options
Energy

294

kWh Per Yr
Water

903

Gal Per Yr
Sound

57

dbA
Cost

$499

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Maytag MDB4709PAW


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BEST - Employ steam, spray jets, and sanitizing options to really help get your dishes cleans. Steam is generated to loosen stubborn food deposits, high pressure spray jets blast away food particles, and a super-hot rinse sanitizes everything.
Cycles BETTER - Total cycles and options is 6% higher than average and ranks in the top 50% of new dishwashers for BETTER selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for your particular needs.
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 13% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 25% of new dishwashers with FAIR noise suppression. It is 6 dbA louder than average - a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher.  
Cost BEST - Rated in the top 15% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BEST affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $499 is 41% lower than average. The Maytag MDB4709PAW is priced about $343 less than average.


Maytag MDB4709PAW Dishwasher


Cleaning Ratings
Spray
Jets
Silverware and Dish Jets - The MDB4709PAW 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 Steam Option - Has the capability to generate steam, which can really help loosen stubborn food deposits on silverware, dishes and glassware. Only about 10% of new dishwashers have a steam feature.
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 MDB4709PAW sensors automatically make adjustments to ensure optimum cleaning.
Sanitize
Cycle
Sanitize Cycle - Includes a sanitary cycle that is NSF certified to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Water temperatures reach approximately 150-degrees to help disinfect your dishes.
Cycles &
Options
10 Cycles & Options - Total cycles and options is 6% higher than average and ranks in the top 50% of new dishwashers for BETTER selection and flexibility. Enables you to choose the most appropriate functions for your particular needs.
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 MDB4709PAW 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 MDB4709PAW 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
12 Settings - Number of place settings is 14% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new dishwashers for FAIR loading capacity. Smaller loading volume may be adequate for singles or couples, but you'll run the dishwasher more often.  
Tub
Size
Tall Tub - Super-capacity tall-tub design with about 20% more interior room than standard-size tubs. The Maytag MDB4709PAW additional tub height allows you to load more place settings as well as taller items in the racks.


Noise Ratings
Sound
Level
57 dbA - Sound levels are 13% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 25% of new dishwashers with FAIR noise suppression. It is 6 dbA louder than average - a 3 dbA difference is like doubling the distance from the dishwasher.  


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star - The Maytag MDB4709PAW 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 MDB4709PAW 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
CEE Tier 1 - Super-efficient dishwasher that is qualified Tier 1 by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. This model exceeds the federal Energy Star criteria with an Energy Factor rating of 0.75.


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 MDB4709PAW 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 MDB4709PAW 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 $499 - Rated in the top 15% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BEST affordability. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $499 is 41% lower than average. The Maytag MDB4709PAW is priced about $343 less than average.


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