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Maytag MDB8959SKZ Dishwasher Review

The Maytag MDB8959SKZ top control dishwasher comes with a Third level rack and Dual power filtration, it has 15 place settings capacity and 47 dB Noise level. Read the Maytag MDB8959SKZ review to find out more about what you get for your money if you buy a Maytag MDB8959SKZ dishwasher.

Basic Info and Features Of MaytagMDB8959SKZ Dishwasher

  • Capacity: 15 Place Settings
  • Noise Level: 47 dBA
  • Wash Cycles: 5
  • Powerblast® cycle: To remove stuck-on food with high-pressure spray jets.
  • Third level rack
  • Dual Power filtration: To filter out tiny food particles and disintegrate larger pieces.
  • Steam sanitization: To remove 99.999% of food soil bacteria.
  • Heated Dry
  • Stainless steel tub
  • Dual Power filtration
  • Product Dimensions (H x W x D (in)): 33-1/2″ x 23-7/8″ x 24-1/2″
  • Price (MSRP): $899.00

Maytag MDB8959SKZ Dishwasher Review

Note: Our ratings based on Sale price, Performance and Customer reviews.

Design and Quality

The Maytag MDB4949SHZ dishwasher comes with a stainless interior and exterior, the stainless material provides better sound-proofing, heat retention, and hygiene than plastic.

The top-mounted controls are invisible when the dishwasher is closed and improves the overall look of the dishwasher.

Also Available in

  • Black – MDB8959SKB (MSRP: $799.00)
  • White – MDB8959SKW (MSRP: $799.00)

Design and Quality Rating 8/10


This Maytag MDB8959SKZ is spacious and can hold up to 15 place settings with 3 racks. This dishwasher comes with a third level rack for silverware and makes room for larger utensils in the bottom rack.

The lack of fold-down tines makes it harder to fit odd-size items like chunky mugs. The rack’s design can be improved. it can be more flexible

Capacity Rating 8/10

Maytag MDB8959SKZ Cleaning Performance

The Maytag MDB8959SKZ offers 5 wash cycles and does an average job of cleaning at this price range.

  • The PowerBlast® cycle cleans well but it takes about 4 hours to finish the cycle.
  • The Normal cycle scored an average in our test and it takes nearly 3 hours to finish.
  •  The Quick cycle takes an 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 isn’t the best at drying but does a decent job with the heated dry feature. This feature up the temperature to reduce excess moisture inside the dishwasher and get dishes dry.

Drying Performance 7/10

Noise Level

The Maytag MDB8959SKZ dishwasher comes with a 47 dB, a less noisy dishwasher from Maytag.

Noise Level 7/10

Pros and Cons Of Maytag MDB8959SKZ Dishwasher


  • Stainless interior and exterior
  • Third Level Rack
  • 15 Place Settings


  • Average Cleaning

Final Verdict

This dishwasher is spacious with 3 loading racks, offers basic features and does an average job of cleaning.

If you’re looking for a dishwasher with stainless steel tub and a Third level rack, and a big discount available, then you can happily consider this dishwasher.

Maytag Dishwashers Comparison

Maytag MDB8959SKZ Vs MDB7959SKZ Vs MDB4949SKZ Vs MDB4949SHZ

Noise Level47 dB50 dB50 dB50 dB
Third RackYesNoNoNo
Wash Cycles5556
Price (MSRP)$899.00$799.00$749.00$749.00
Maytag MDB8959SKZ Vs MDB4949SKZ Vs MDB7959SKZ Vs MDB4949SHZ

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  1. Tim W

    Feedback for Maytag.
    First experience with Maytag. You tell me how you would feel in this experience. We paid for the dishwasher and the old to be taken away.. First dishwasher was not inspected and was dented and they didn’t take away the old. They came the next day to take away the dented one and left our old one there. Had to call again to get it taken away- another day lost waiting for service. More days lost waiting for the new one.. Then they drop off the new on the doorstep.. got it installed and was leaking. Got a service technician in and leaking he said the tub was cracked and so bad that the dishwasher needed to be replaced- not repaired. Called customer service. A nightmare to deal with. Told us repair only and parts wait of 6 weeks. More time lost. After speaking to a supervisor, a refund will be issued only for the dishwasher and not the other parts required for install hookup for this specific model. Once picked up- another week delay, a cheque to be reissued 4-6 weeks later. What an utter time wasting and catastrophic experience from what was once known as the premium brand of dishwashers. We paid for and all was asking was for a dishwasher that worked. Is this really too much too ask for? Is this this really the level of service that maytag want to deliver and feel is acceptable to hand out to Maytag customers?

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