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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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Approximate retail price:
$750
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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
not efficient at all
7/1/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Delicates
Comment:
to get anything clean that is actually dirty or smelly you will need to use the hd cycle likely twice and use extra soap. work-out clothing and soiled or greasy clothes will take up half your day. some high efficiency this is.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Disappointing
5/27/2014
Pros
Clean Clothes Well
Cons
Long Cycle
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
Having bought a model with a glass top, I can see how very little water is used in washing clothes on these new models. Clothes do tangle and have to be unknotted before putting in the dryer. It extremely noisy when changing cycles so much so that I never run the machine if someone is napping and the machine is in the basement! I did notice holes in several of my clothes. Clothes do come out clean and using the delicate cycle seems to put less stress on my clothing. A normal cycles with an extra rinse is one hour and five minutes. I have always bought Maytags and this is the first time that I have been disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Just... awful.
5/18/2014
Pros
Looks nice
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Expensive Repairs
Long Cycle
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Boat anchor
Comment:
Does not use enough water to clean the laundry. Does not agitate the laundry sufficiently to to remove dirt. Can not manually adjust water level. End up washing loads two/three times in effort to get clean clothes. (Gee, what a Water Saver this is..!)<br /><br />All controls operate off a single, large printed circuit board. When something stops working, you must replace the entire board not just the part that no longer works. Cost- several hundred dollars every time.<br /><br />Now shopping for a new machine...
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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