Maytag MDB5969SDH Review


Maytag MDB5969SDH Maytag
MDB5969SDH

Jetclean Plus
Place Settings: 14
Width: 24" Built-in
MSRP: $649
Jets
Steam
Sanitize
Cycles

10

& Options
Energy

270

kWh Per Yr
Water

710

Gal Per Yr
Sound

50

dBA
Cost

$649

MSRP

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Maytag MDB5969SDH


Dishwasher Pros and Cons Summary
Cleaning BEST - Employs steam, spray jets, and sanitizing cycles to effectively get your dishes clean. Steam is generated to loosen stubborn food deposits, high pressure spray jets blast away cooked-in food particles, and a super-hot rinse kills bacteria and sanitizes.
Cycles GOOD - Cycles and options are about average for a newly manufactured dishwasher. The more cycles and options you have to choose from, the better the chance of getting your family's particular dishes clean, and making your life a little more convenient.  
Energy BETTER - Estimated annual electricity use is 1% lower than average and ranks in the top 45% of new dishwashers for BETTER power conservation. This Maytag dishwasher is projected to use 270 kWh of electricity annually based on usage of 4-5 times per week.
Water BETTER - Annual water usage of 710 gallons is 3% lower than average according to Energy Star estimates. Ranks in the top 45% of new dishwashers for BETTER water efficiency. Uses about 21 gallons less water annually than the average new dishwasher.
Sound GOOD - Operating sound levels are about average for a new dishwasher Rated GOOD for noise suppression with sound levels a little below normal conversations. When comparing dishwashers a 10 dBA decrease is like being twice the distance away.  
Cost BETTER - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $649 is 22% lower than average. Rated in the top 30% of new lower-cost dishwashers for BETTER affordability. The Maytag MDB5969SDH is priced about $175 less than the average new dishwasher.


Maytag MDB5969SDH Dishwasher

Maytag MDB5969SDH



Performance Ratings
Spray
Jets
Silverware and Dish Jets - The Maytag MDB5969SDH includes multiple high-pressure spray jets that can scrub heavily soiled pans, dishes, and silverware. Jets are positioned in several areas to help loosen and remove baked-on food.
High
Temp
High-Temp Wash Option - Includes the option to select a high-temperature wash cycle. Really hot water combined with the right detergent and softened water can help loosen dried-on, baked-on food deposits and produce clean dishes.
Steam Steam Option - Has the capability to generate high-temperature steam that is very effective in removing stubborn food deposits on silverware, dishes and glassware. Only about 10% of new dishwashers have a steam cleaning feature.
Wash
Levels
5 Wash Levels - Water is delivered from three spray arms in the bottom, middle, and top of the dishwasher. Allows 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 MDB5969SDH sensors automatically make wash-cycle adjustments to help ensure optimum cleaning with user intervention.
Sanitize Sanitize Capability - Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to achieve a minimum 99.999% or 5-log reduction of bacteria using ANSI 184 standards. Final rinse temperatures reach at least 150 deg F to sanitize cookware.
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. Saves water, no need to pre-rinse dishes.
Water
Softener
No Water Softener - Does not have a built-in water softener that can condition the water and remove minerals and impurities. Most homes with hard water have a whole-house softener so integrated models are only available on a few dishwashers.  


Convenience Ratings
No. of
Racks
2 Racks - The Maytag MDB5969SDH has a standard 2-rack design with both upper and lower loading racks. Only about 20% of new dishwashers have an additional 3rd rack design that can be used for cups and smaller items such as flatware or utensils.  
Spray
Arms
Spray Arms - Uses a superior rotating spray arm design instead of a central tower located in the middle of the bottom rack. Spray arms deliver water to more interior areas and angles. Doesn't waste rack space or limit loading flexibility.
Adjustable
Racks
Non-Adjustable - The loading racks are not adjustable and cannot move up or down to accommodate large pots and pans. Non-adjustable racks are found on about 30% of new dishwashers and offer less flexibility, especially after special occasions.  
Removable
Racks
Removable - One or more of the loading racks can be completely removed from the dishwasher. Very convenient for special occasions when you need additional space to load extra-large pots, serving plates, cookie sheets and awkward cookware.
Place
Settings
14 Settings - Number of place settings is 1 higher than average. Ranks in the top 35% of new dishwashers for BETTER plate and cookware loading capacity. Convenient for larger families or if you simply want to save money by running the dishwasher less often.
Fold-Down
Tines
Non-Folding Tines - Rack divider tines cannot be folded down and remain in a stationary vertical position. Non-folding tines sometimes limit your ability to add horizontal space for items that won't fit in-between or above the tines.  
Concealed
Element
No Concealed Element - Like most new dishwashers available today, this Maytag model does not have a heating element that is concealed or recessed to help prevent accidental contact and melting of dishes or utensils in the lower rack.  
Controls All-Digital Integrated Controls - Touch-pad, all-digital control console is fully integrated (hidden) on the top edge of the door for a clean, seamless look from the front. About 50% of new dishwashers are fully integrated. Personal choice.
Display Digital Display - The Maytag MDB5969SDH control console includes a LED digital display that shows wash-cycle time remaining. Helps you monitor wash cycle progress while doing other activities so you can schedule your time accordingly.


Efficiency Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star - The Maytag MDB5969SDH is Energy Star qualified according to the latest criteria. About 90% of new dishwashers are Energy Star rated so it's important to look at the energy and water ratings to differentiate between them.
Energy
Rating
270 kWh - Estimated annual electricity use is 1% lower than average and ranks in the top 45% of new dishwashers for BETTER power conservation. This Maytag dishwasher is projected to use 270 kWh of electricity annually based on usage of 4-5 times per week.
Water
Rating
710 Gal - Annual water usage of 710 gallons is 3% lower than average according to Energy Star estimates. Ranks in the top 45% of new dishwashers for BETTER water efficiency. Uses about 21 gallons less water annually than the average new dishwasher.
Energy Save
Quick Wash
Energy-Save / Quick-Wash Cycle - The Maytag MDB5969SDH allows you to select a quick-wash or energy-save cycle that uses lower temperatures, less water, and/or shorter wash time for lightly-soiled dishes. Helps save water, energy, and money.
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 racks. You can still be eco-friendly and save money by at least waiting for a full, complete load before running a wash cycle.  
Delay
Start
Delay Start Option - The dishwasher can be programmed to run at a later time during off-peak energy hours when electric utility rates are often substantially less. Also convenient to operate the dishwasher while the family isn't home.
CEE
Tier 1
CEE Tier 1 - Qualified CEE Tier 1 by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. This model meets or exceeds federal Energy Star criteria with a 0.81 Energy Factor. Tier 1 is currently the best and only CEE rating available for dishwashers.


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