Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In case you missed my post last month (and live far enough away that you didn't hear me hooting and hollering), I was a tad excited to discover that I had been chosen to be a part of the Maytag Washer & Dryer Test Drive Campaign.
After all, it's not every day that you find out that doing laundry is going to switch from your regular standard routine into an anticipated, enjoyable event.
Which it truly has.
The anticipation started from that day and was only heightened when we received a visit from a very friendly Maytag customer service representative, who came by to get all the final details in place for the delivery. Along with marking down that the new appliances would have to go up a flight of stairs (sorry!) and around a few sharp corners (sorry, again!) we also chatted about the machines themselves.
What makes the Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer and Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Electric Steam Dryer special? Yes, they are packed with features and yes, they are state of the art. But one important aspect not to be overlooked is the simple fact that they are from Maytag. That means that this set delivers the dependability and value of a 100-year-old brand that I know my family can count on!
After hearing that, I was definitely ready to take the Maytag Bravos pair for a spin. By the day that the truck pulled up in front of our house, it was like Christmas had finally arrived.
Why, hello there, my pretties. Don't just stand there, come on inside! Make yourself at home!
I tried not to hover around the installation team while they hooked up the washer and dryer, but it was awfully difficult to not stand over them and encourage (i.e. nag) them to hurry up. I've never been so eager to wash a load of laundry in my life!
With a dirt-prone 5-year-old and 3-year-old on the loose around here, I'm used to having to stay on top of our laundry situation or else risk it getting out of control. And is there anyone out there that enjoys having to rewash clothes that don't seem clean enough? Or run their dryer for another cycle because items are still damp?
As that is far from how I want to spend my days, knowing that the Maytag Bravos are fully dependable has been a load off of my mind. It doesn't matter if I have planned to wash a few loads or if a certain someone spills her glass of milk into her lap and must have that particular pair of pants clean for that evening, knowing that I can rely on this pair has been priceless.
First, the Bravos XL washer.
Our previous washing machine had a dial to set the temperature, choose between colors or whites, a knob to start the cycle... and not much else. In contrast, the Bravos XL washer features 13 specialty cycles to make laundry day easier including the Powerwash Cycle that delivers the best cleaning in the industry and the Allergen Cycle that helps eliminate 95% of common household allergens.
No more guessing on the appropriate temperature or way to wash your towels, sheets, whites, delicates and more, simply use the dial to select the type of items you are washing and the machine will automatically choose the options that work best. At the same time, if you want to override the washer's choices in terms of water temperature, spin speed or soil level, it just takes the press of a button to change the settings.
Add to that the huge 4.6 cu. ft. capacity, the timer that lets you know exactly how many minutes are left, and the clear top that has literally kept us all mesmerized for much longer than I'd like to admit, and there's just not much more that I could ask for!
After our clothes are sparkling clean from the Bravos XL washer, the Bravos XL dryer is the perfect complement.
Nearly 40% of the dryer energy is saved when pairing this 7.3 cu. ft. high-efficiency dryer with the Bravos XL HE top load washer, so right away I love the ability to save energy (and money!) with this set.
Considering that the dryer is just as easy to use as the washer — simply use the center dial to select what type of items you are drying and the machine will choose the optimum pre-set cycle — it's easy and convenient to depend on the pair to provide the best care for all of your clothing, sheets, towels and more.
You can even select the Auto Refresh cycle to add some steam to relax away wrinkles and refresh your clothes — forget reaching for the iron when the dryer can do the work for you!
There are features galore in this wonderful washer and dryer, so stay tuned over the next few months to hear more and find out how Maytag has fulfilled their mission to continue to innovate in order to better support your families' needs.
Simply put, I love the way that Maytag voices their goal: Why do we put so much thought into your laundry? So you don't have to.
Find out much more about Maytag, their dependability and their long line of amazing products on Maytag.com as well as by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.
I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Laundry Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with the Maytag washer and dryer set to facilitate my post.