Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Washer and Dryer Final Thoughts {#MaytagMoms}

Back in June, I had the extreme pleasure of announcing that I was joining the Maytag Washer & Dryer Test Drive Campaign. Has it been five months already? Where has the time gone?

Along with my announcement, I admitted that, even though it may be a little strange, I love laundry. The whole process of throwing the dirty clothes in and having them come out clean and dry has always been immensely satisfying for me. What can I say?

But now? Now that I've used the Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer and Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Electric Steam Dryer all this time?

Oh, boy. My love has only deepened.

Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency

Even after all of this time and numerous loads of laundry, I still can't get over some of the great features included in this Maytag Bravos pair and how much more they can do than our previous set. If the brand had included much more, I'm pretty sure these machines would be going into our bedrooms and picking up dirty t-shirts for us!

The Bravos XL Washer

This washing machine features 13 specialty cycles to make laundry day easier, including the Powerwash Cycle that delivers the best cleaning in the industry, the Allergen Cycle that helps eliminate 95% of common household allergens, and the deep cleaning Cold Cycle, which provides the cleaning performance of a warm water wash cycle with the energy savings of cold water.

It's just too easy to specialize every wash to the exact needs of your family's laundry... and, even better, I have all of these options while this appliance still uses 76% less water and 78% less energy!

At the same time, I adore having a timer that lets me know exactly how many minutes are left in the cycle and the clear top has literally kept us all mesmerized watching it spin. But Maytag even made that aspect safe, as the washer's SmoothClose, Wide Opening Washer Lid uses a unique hinge design that allows the lid to close slowly — helping to prevent fingers from getting smashed or clothes from getting snagged.

top loading HE machine

One of the main aspects that I have mentioned time and time again in these past months is the complete and utter convenience of the huge, 4.6 cu. ft. capacity of this machine machine (I've just never seen a washing machine with this much space)! From washing large comforters to doing giant loads of towels, there doesn't seem to be anything that the Maytag Bravos XL can't handle.

In fact, the sheer magnitude of the space inside this washing machine is made apparent to me most when I am washing loads of laundry that contain small items. Because, let me tell you, for someone who is only 5'4," when I have to reach down to the very bottom of the drum to pull out that last sock, sometimes it can be quite a stretch!

deep washing machine

The Bravos XL Dryer

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 have always loved the ability to save energy (and money!) with this set.

When it comes to ease of use, this 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 — so it's easy and convenient to depend on the pair to provide the best care for all of your clothing, sheets, towels and more.

Plus, the Advanced Moisture Sensing system helps evenly dry large, heavy loads and reduces the risk of shrinking or overdrying while the Auto Refresh cycle helps relax wrinkles and uses steam to refresh clothes. Forget reaching for the iron when the dryer can do the work for you!

laundry piles

Over the years, Maytag has truly continued to innovate through new technological advances that carry the same dependability generations have come to expect from the brand. We had a Maytag washer and dryer when I was growing up and I never really thought all that much about the set... but, upon asking my mom about them, she had only rave reviews!

With both appliances lasting multiple decades and always performing just as reliably and dependably as always, it's clear that believing Maytag machines are the best is a quality that now runs in our family (although I have to admit that my set has about four dozen more features than my mom's did, but who's counting?).

I'm not sure I could be more pleased or impressed with the Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Washer and Dryer than I already am. I have yet to experience a problem with either machine and they have given outstanding results time and time again. Like I said, I'm in love!

Maytag love

Find out much more about Maytag, their dependability and their long line of amazing products (the HE laundry pairs are available in both top and front-loading options at every price point!) 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. 


Betsy Barnes said...

I loved reading your reviews on these and I even went to look at them a few weeks ago. These are on my list when the time comes :)

FireRunner2379 said...

I've read some great reviews on Maytag products as of lately. I may need a new washer and dryer soon, and kitchen appliances. My washer has been making a knocking noise and the dryer seems to take longer to finish a load. Thanks for the review, these are at the top of my list when mine finally clunk out!

nvanputt said...

So, I do a lot of ironing and I was curious to know exactly how this dryer helps with ironing. I usually line dry clothing, but I'd be more than willing to switch up. I iron five oxford shirts and 5 pairs of linen pants every week. Plus I have to steam the kinks out of five cotton/silk ties.