Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dishwashers: Compare


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Pros
Exceptionally quiet; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; flexible rack storage system; child lock
Relatively affordable; ENERGY STAR® certified; good cleaning performance; optional heated dry is convenient when drying plastic items; American made
Cons
Some complaints about dry cycle
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)
14
14
Price (MSRP)
$1049 - $1149
$535 - $739
Warranty
1-year limited warranty for parts and labor, a 5-year limited warranty for parts only and a lifetime limited warranty for the stainless steel tub and inner door liner
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)
23.88" x 27.5" x 33.5" - 34.5"
23.88" x 24.5" x 33.88" - 34.5"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
49.5"
49.5"
Weight (est.)
unknown
92 lbs
Cleaning Technology
It features a triple filtration system, two spray arms with pressurized spray nozzles and ProScrub® technology (40 spray jets targeted at the back of the lower rack).
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 cycles including “ProWash™”, “Tough”, “Normal”, “Light”, “Express Wash” and “Rinse Only”. There are also 4 options that you can use including “Heated Dry”, “ProScrub®”, “Hi Temp Wash” and “Sani Rinse®”.
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
It features a "Headed Dry" option.
"Heated Dry" is the default, but it is optional.
Cycle Times (est.)
A normal wash cycle should run around 120 minutes.
Cycle times vary, but Maytag estimates a "Normal" cycle will range from about 90 to 250 minutes
Delayed Start
Yes, you can delay the start of a cycle by 4 hours.
Yes, you are able to delay the start of the wash cycle by 2, 4 or 8 hours.
Rack System
It has a 3-tier rack system with nylon coated racks for additional durability and and KitchenAid’s SatinGlide® Max technology in the upper rack.
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 and KitchenAid estimates that it will cost around $31/year to run.
It uses 294 kWh/year. Maytag estimates it could cost about $31 a year to run.
Noise
45 dB
53 dB
Exterior/Finishes
Stainless Steel (KDTE334DSS)
Black (KDTE334DBL)
White (KDTE334DWH)
Stainless Steel (MDB7749SAM)
Black (MDB7749SAB)
Bisque (MDB7749SAQ)
White (MDB7749SAW)
 
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