Maytag Corporation is historically one of the most dependable appliance manufacturing brands in the United States. Selling primarily washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and ovens under their premium brand names of Maytag and Jenn-Air, this company has been synonymous with top-quality laundry equipment. The Maytag Corporation was acquired by Whirlpool Corporation in 2006 shortly after Maytag company reports in 2005 stated that their Home Appliances Commercial Products were responsible for almost 95% of their overall company sales.
With a heritage dating back to 1893, the Maytag brand name continues to be tremendously synonymous with reliable and innovative products. The Maytag Corporation has over the century evolved into a company established on great subsidiary brands (such as Magic Chef and Admiral), products, an immaculate distribution channel, and strong economic discipline.
Maytag Bravos XL is a 4.8 cubic feet high efficiency top-load washing machine. The large capacity washtub allows users to wash massive loads of laundry in a single run, cutting down on the overall number of loads that a user has to do. Powering through massive piles of dirty clothes in lesser loads has been made possible with this high efficiency Bravos XL top load washer that is powered by the highly effective power-wash system.
For consumers looking to buy High Efficiency (HE) top-loading washers, the Maytag Bravos XL offers pretty much all types of wash cycles one could hope for. The unit has a massive stainless-steel drum that can fit huge loads of laundry in one run.
The 16 wash cycles give users a lot of variety in the cleaning process. Users can wash any type of laundry. There are also additional wash options apart from the standard 8 options. Users can select from 4 soil levels and 5 wash and rinse temperature settings. These features on the whole allow users to customize every load as they please.
Although this Maytag unit offers quite a lot of options to help customize each load, the machine does not provide a mechanism to save these options to create a custom cycle. However, choices like the Delayed Start option allows users to time their washing cycles so that the clothes can be prepared in whatever time the user needs.
The Clean Boost option when combined with the in-built heating feature and the water-saving-efficient spray rinse selection is an extremely beneficial custom setting. Users can use this combination of clean boost with heating in case they are dealing with tough stains that the standard wash cycle cannot deal with. The wash cycle uses a spray rinse when the water-saving-efficient spray rinse option is chosen instead of deep-water rinsing, saving a lot of water.
The Maximum Spin Speed is 1100 RPM. Cycles tend to automatically default to the Maytag Standard Max-Extract spin speed when no spin speed is set by the user.
According to the machine’s Energy Guide, it consumes roughly 159 kilowatt-hours on an annual basis. The average cost of operating this Energy Star certified unit is $17/year.
The Maytag Bravos XL Top-Load Washing Machine uses way more gallons of water for each wash cycle when compared to other Energy Star models available in the market. However, its water-saving-efficient spray rinse option redeems the machine’s overall water-efficiency.
This top-load washing machine also offers–
Both of these help in saving even more water and energy when needed. The cycle automatically defaults to Maytag’s Standard Max-Extract spin speed when these options are chosen. These modes when combined with the effective water-saving spray rinse mode give a tremendously efficient washing performance.
There are 16 wash cycles available on the Maytag Bravos XL Top-Load Washing Machine. Some of these wash cycles come with their own specialties including–
This Maytag Bravos XL Top-Load Washing Machine additionally allows users to choose from 4 soil levels and 5 different wash/rinse temperatures. There is no prewash option. There’s also no spin-only wash cycle.
Maytag Bravos XL Top-Load Washing Machine comes with a 1-year warranty (the unit’s parts and labor expenses are covered in this category), which is not the best they can do considering the heavy nature of the unit. However, the motor and the washtub are covered by an extensive 10-year warranty.
|Amazing capacity||Certain cycles can take a lot of time to process|
|Solid built||No Pre-Wash options|
|Lots of settings make the unit extremely customizable||No Spin-Only cycle|
|Tremendously fast spin||Can be a bit noisy|
|A lot of wash cycle options. These options are extremely impressive compared to industry standards.||The stainless-steel wash drum is very small compared to other high-efficiency washing machines from other brands|
|On an average, this unit uses a lot more water per cycle|
The Maytag Bravos XL Top-Load Washing Machine comes with a plethora of cleaning and cycle options that can help users clean heavily stained and soiled laundry easily. The sanitize wash cycle is particularly impressive. The implementation of Power-Wash Cycle and Power-Spray Technology certainly makes this product durable and worth its cost.