What's this? This score is based primarily on washing ability, efficiency, capacity, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This Maytag High-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
The Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine
models like the Bravos XL MVWB725BW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
The following models have the same ratings as Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Maytag Bravos XL MVWB700BW come from our tests of model Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
This Whirlpool-owned brand is positioned as a durable brand but is priced a bit lower than Whirlpool-branded products. The Maytag brand has two lines, the Epic and Epic Z, which cost $1,000 and $800, respectively.
Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.
Stainless-steel tub Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.
Auto temp. control This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.
Auto temp. control
Auto bleach dispenser Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.
After a month I returned both the washer and dryer. The water level is far too low to clean cloths without destroying them. This washer will sacrifice your cloths and wear them out just to get an efficiency rating by using almost no water. I was shocked to see my cloths thrashing around in almost no water and there is no way of adding enough water to prevent this. The agitator is about 6 inches tall and that is about the extent of the water level too. There is a power cycle that cleans by adding the water, swishing your cloths for a couple minutes draining the tub, then adding the same dirty water back over and over again. Saving water is one thing, destroying your cloths to get it is not acceptable. If it can sense the load size at all it does not add enough water to compensate for load size. There is no way to soak your cloths before washing because if you pause the load after the tub fills, turn the machine off or even unplug it, the water automatically drains from the tub. I was disappointed Consumer Report rated this machine so high. After I returned it I purchased the top recommended LG model and in comparison I feel like I died and went to heaven.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from N Canton OH
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
Works great. Just like most things. if you read the instructions it works perfect
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Buffalo NY
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not worth the money spent on it
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Hate, Hate, Hate this washer, 99% of the time the cloths come out dirty and dry where the water never even touches the material. Who ever designed this washer didn't have dirty clothes in mind.