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Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW
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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.
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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
User Reviews
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Great Washer
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
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.
Not worth the money spent on it
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
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.
It will do.
Energy Efficient
Spins Clothes Dry
Doesn't use enough water
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
This machine cost less so although I'm aware of different brands and styles, they all must wash the clothes. The sensing feature does not use enough water to suit me. I haven't used deep water wash yet, but if I find it works better than the sensor selection, I will use it. If a washing machine maker asked me, I could provide a universal combination of features to satisfy everyone. It could be simple, effective, and eliminate frustration of consumers. I don't know if I would recommend it or not.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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