The Maytag MDB8969SDM dishwasher is a reserved workhouse that cleans even the toughest pots and pans without making a peep. It’s not the most modern-looking appliance, though.
The Maytag Top Control dishwasher is fairly nondescript. The outside of the machine has a bar at the top that you can use to hang dishtowels. Available in stainless steel, black, or white, the dishwasher would fit nicely with most kitchen decors. We reviewed the stainless steel model and are happy to report that it’s receptive to magnets, in case you like to stick something to the front to let your family know when the dishes are clean or dirty.
Hidden at the top of the dishwasher door are the controls and settings. The control panel is also fairly straightforward and sits flush right. You’ll find a Cycles button for choosing which type of load to run: PowerBlast, Auto, Normal, Quick, and Rinse. There’s a timer and five additional buttons: Hi Temp, Sanitize, Heated Dry, Cancel, and Start. The overall effect for the interface is a bit dated. That said, from the outside, the stainless steel design looks as sleek as many others.
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