Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; well-respected brand
Relatively affordable; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; optional heated dry is convenient when drying plastic items; American made
Cons
Somewhat expensive; warranty sold separately
Some issues with control panel breaking after the 1st year; dishrack system doesn't offer much loading flexibility; some complaints about the wash cycles being long; control panel doesn't display time remaining countdown
Type
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Standard Built-In (24" wide)
Capacity (place settings)
12
14
Price (MSRP)
$1,132
$535 - $739
Warranty
5-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($349.99) or 3-Year In-Home Master Protection Agreement ($219.99)
1-year limited warranty on parts & labor for the entire unit and a 10-year limited warranty on parts for certain components including the racks, stainless steel tub, and chopper (+ 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee)
Overall Width x Depth x Height (Range)
24" x 24.9" x 33.5" - 35"
23.88" x 24.5" x 33.88" - 34.5"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
49"
49.5"
Weight (est.)
88 lbs
92 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features UltraWash® (a triple filtration system), 360° PowerWash™ Plus and TurboZone® (6 pressurized, rotating spray jets).
It features a 5-level direct wash system, 2 spray arms and a self-cleaning filter with 4 stainless steel blades.
Wash Cycles / Options
It has 6 wash cycles - "SmartWash™", "Pots & Pans", "Normal Wash", "China Gentle", "1 Hour Wash" and "Quick Rinse". It also has 5 options - "TurboZone®", "High Temp", "Sani Rinse", "Smart Dry" and "Top Rack Only".
It has 6 wash cycles - "JetClean® Plus Steam", "Auto Clean", "Normal", "Light", "Quick Wash" and "Rinse Only". It also has 3 options - "ToughScrub™", "Hi Temp Wash" and "Steam Sanitize".
Dry Cycles
"Heated Dry" is the default, but you can also select "Smart Dry", which automatically adjusts the dry cycle based on internal moisture readings.
"Heated Dry" is the default, but it is optional.
Cycle Times (est.)
Cycle times vary, but Kenmore estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 150 - 190 minutes.
Cycle times vary, but Maytag estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 90 to 250 minutes
Delayed Start
Yes, between 1 and 12 hours (1-hour intervals).
Yes, you are able to delay the start of the wash cycle by 2, 4 or 8 hours.
Rack System
It features a Smooth Motion Rack™ system with two nylon racks.
It has 2 Duraguard® nylon racks with 1 Split & Fit™ silverware basket in the lower rack.
Control Panel
Concealed
Exposed
Power
It uses 260 kWh/year. Kenmore estimates that it will cost about $31 a year to run.
It uses 294 kWh/year. Maytag estimates it could cost about $31 a year to run.
Noise
39 dB
53 dB
Exterior/Finishes
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)
 
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