Choosing between a dishwasher with a hard food disposer or filtration
Looking for a new dishwasher? Before you decide, you’ll want to consider whether you want to use a hard food disposer or filtration system, or both, to clear away food debris. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between dishwashers with filtration vs. disposals, as well as Maytag technology that uses both, to help you figure out what’s right for you.
The Differences Between dishwashers with hard food disposers vs. filtration
How a Hard Food Disposer Works in a Dishwasher
Uses a chopper to disintegrate food particles so they don’t end up recirculating onto your dishes. It rids the dishwasher of the particles so you don’t have to spend time cleaning it out.
- Disintegrates food particles
- Quiet models available
How a Filtration System Works in a Dishwasher
Works quietly to trap the food washed off your dishes in a filter at the bottom of the dishwasher. This requires manual cleaning every month or so. Learn more about maintaining your dishwasher filter.
- Traps bits of food
- Quiet operation
- Manual cleaning
DUAL POWER FILTRATION BRINGS THE BEST OF BOTH
Industry-exclusive Dual Power Filtration by Maytag combines 100% microfiltration and a 4-blade stainless steel chopper to filter out then disintegrate any food in its path. This system requires no routine maintenance and delivers two layers of filtration precision, so you can count on clean dishes, and a clean dishwasher, the first time.
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