Clean dishes start with better built parts. The Maytag MDB8949SBW Dishwasher has a motor that's tested to twice the average dishwasher life expectancy, making this is an Energy Star qualified dishwasher you can count on. But it's more than just dependable because it gets up to 14 place settings sparkling clean. There's a durable 4-blade stainless steel chopper that pulverizes food to help prevent specks on dishes. The Jetclean Plus wash system uses high-pressure jets to remove tough food particles. Plus, the ToughScrub option raises the temperature, increases wash time and incorporates steam as an added attack against difficult food soils.