Maytag MDB4949SKZ Dishwasher Review | Pass Or Fail?

Maytag MDB4949SKZ dishwasher comes with a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel exterior and stainless steel tub, It has Dual Power filtration to filter out tiny food particles and disintegrate larger pieces. Read the Maytag MDB4949SKZ review to find out more about what you get for your money if you buy a Maytag MDB4949SKZ dishwasher.

Maytag MDB4949SKZ Review

Maytag MDB4949SKZ Dishwasher Features

  • Capacity: 14 Place Settings
  • Noise Level: 50 dBA
  • Wash Cycles: 5
  • Powerblast® cycle: To remove stuck-on food with high-pressure spray jets
  • Steam sanitization: To remove 99.999% of food soil bacteria.
  • Heated Dry
  • Stainless steel tub
  • Dual Power filtration
  • Price: $749.00

Maytag MDB4949SKZ Dishwasher Review

Design and Quality

The Maytag MDB4949SKZ dishwasher comes with a simple and beautiful design, Its fingerprint-resistant stainless steel finish makes it look really classy and expensive. An integrated control panel is responsive and improves the overall look of the dishwasher.

This dishwasher features a stainless interior and exterior, the stainless material provides better sound-proofing, heat retention, and hygiene than plastic.

Colors Available

Design and Quality Rating 8/10


This front control dishwasher has a 14 place settings capacity with 2 racks. Increased upper rack height fits pots and pans easily, and big dishes in the bottom.

The lack of fold-down tines makes it harder to fit odd-size items like chunky mugs. This Maytag dishwasher doesn’t have 3rd rack for silverware, it has a silverware basket that allows you to place just one spoon, knife in each slot.

Capacity Rating 7/10

Maytag MDB4949SKZ Cleaning Performance

The Maytag MDB4949SKZ offers 5 wash cycles, this dishwasher does not disappoint you at this price range but scores lower than its competitors.

The PowerBlast® cycle cleans well but it takes more time to complete the cycle. The Normal cycle scored an average in our test and it takes nearly 3 hours to finish. The Quick cycle takes a hour to clean the dishes but well-suited only for lightly soiled plates and glasses.

Cleaning Performance Rating 7/10

Drying Performance

This Maytag dishwasher comes with the heated dry feature to dry dishes, up the temperature to reduce excess moisture inside the dishwasher and get dishes dry.

Drying Performance 8/10

Noise Level

The dishwashers below 45 dB noise level rating considered a quiet dishwasher. The Maytag MDB4949SKZ dishwasher comes with 50 dB which means it has a sound similar in intensity to an electric fan.

Noise Level 7/10

Pros and Cons Of Maytag MDB4949SKZ Dishwasher


  • Design
  • Stainless steel tub
  • Affordable Price


  • Average Cleaning
  • 50 dB Noise level

Final Verdict

The only thing we like about this dishwasher is its stainless interior and exterior, If you’re looking for a stainless steel tub dishwasher and a big discount available on this dishwasher, then you can consider Maytag MDB4949SKZ.

Comparison Maytag MDB4949SKZ Vs MDB4949SHZ

Noise Level50 dB50 dB
4-Blade Stainless Steel ChopperYesYes
Wash Cycles56
Price (MSRP)$749.00$749.00
Maytag MDB4949SHZ Vs MDB4949SKZ

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  1. The model MDB4949SKZ is not straightforward in hookup design. When it arrived it had water coming out of it. When we called the store they said Maytag pressure tests every 15 units or so before shipment and ours must be one of them.
    The part on the machine where the drain hose attaches is tool short to actually get the hose and clamp on. We spent 4 hours trying to hook this thing up. Not sure if when they took the drain hose off after pressure testing that they removed something that should be there as the instruction manual is very substandard and does not show/explain it. Now I have to pay for an installation to be done for them to even see if it is missing a part or why the part that is permanently attached to the machine is not long enough. I am very disappointed. The customer service number for maytag does not give me a live person. I would have stuck with the same model of samsung that I had if I knew there would be this much aggravation. To add to it…the youtube video put out that lists the different modes that it applies to, which includes this model, is of a totally different machine with different hookup. Maytag you can do better than this!

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