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November 25, 2012
It has been over 4 months since Maytag delivered dependability to my home in the form of the Bravos XL Washer & Dryer, and what a great test drive this has been! I still remember the day when I came home from work and saw these beauties sitting in my laundry room...
Since that day, the laundry has still been piling up, but washing and drying the clothes hasn't been such a CHORE any longer. These innovative appliances have proven to clean my clothes efficiently and effectively, which has definitely saved me time, water, and electricity.
Maytag continues to innovate through new technological advances that carry the same dependability generations have come to expect from Maytag. You may remember me mentioning that my mom has a Maytag dryer that is older than I am, but her dryer definitely can't do what mine can. While her dryer has proven to be dependable year after year, it is pretty simple with a few heat settings and one knob to adjust the amount of time you want the dryer to run for. Well, my Maytag Bravos XL High-Efficiency Electric Steam Dryer also has a knob, but it does more than just set the time.
In fact, you don't even need to set the time on this dryer. You just turn the knob to specify the type of laundry, and the dryer does the work for you. It will sense when your clothes are dry, which reduces shrinkage caused by over-drying. And while this feature doesn't always work on mixed loads of clothes (like when I am drying bulky cargo shorts with t-shirts), I usually only have to start the dryer back up for just a few minutes to finish drying those loads.
And talk about technology...the Maytag Bravos XL HE Top Load Washer with PowerWash System has a control panel that my mom's washer definitely didn't have! This washer has a setting for every type of laundry you can imagine! With so many cycle options, you can choose from the Allergen Cycle, which helps eliminate 95% of common household allergens, to deep cleaning Cold Cycle, which provides the cleaning performance of a warm water wash cycle with the energy savings of cold water. You can even modify the pre-determined settings to specialize every wash to the exact needs of your family's laundry.
The innovative features don't stop at drying and cleaning cycles, either. Sometimes it is the little things that count, too. I didn't realize this until just recently, but the washer's SmoothClose, Wide Opening Washer Lid uses a unique hinge design that allows the lid to close slowly. This helps to prevent fingers from getting smashed or clothes from getting snagged. This is perfect for our house where little fingers are always up there helping Mommy do the laundry!
Like I said, my Bravos XL test drive has been a great one! I really have nothing negative to say about my new washer and dryer. My clothes have come out remarkably clean, even when I forget to use my "magic stain-fighting techniques", and the drying time is definitely shorter than it was with my previous dryer. If you want to hear more about my experiences over the last few months, make sure you check out all of my #MaytagMoms posts.
To learn more about the Maytag Bravos XL washer and dryer pair, visit Maytag online. You can also follow Maytag on Facebook and Twitter to get some great laundry tips.
Disclosure: I wrote this post while participating in a 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.