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Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW
 
Approximate retail price:
$800
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.
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About - Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW

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.


Washing performance:
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.)

Energy efficiency:
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.

Water efficiency:
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.

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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.

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Features & Specs - Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW
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1.0
Terrible Washer
10/6/2014
Pros
Cons
Can Not Presoak
Hard On Cloths
Water Too Low
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Washer
9/3/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
Works great. Just like most things. if you read the instructions it works perfect
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not worth the money spent on it
9/3/2014
Pros
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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