Leave the Laundry to Us: New Maytag® Performance 2000 Powers Through Stains
New Maytag® Performance Series 2000 Washer Offers Best in its Class Cleaning with new Power Wash Cycle

Consumers in the market looking for new laundry appliances want it all: to save time, space, water and energy and get superior cleaning power that keeps clothes looking their best. Maytag brand's new Performance Series 2000 offers all of this and more in a durable, long lasting washer and dryer pair designed to make laundry less of a chore and more of an effortless necessity.

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Achieving best cleaning in its class(i), the Performance Series 2000 washer offers cleaning action to wipe out common fabric stains while also being gentler on fabrics. The washer's Power Wash provides extra cleaning action and a thorough rinse for optimal stain removal. To keep clothes fresh after cycles end, the Fresh Spin™ option intermittently tumbles clothes for up to six hours until garments are ready to be loaded into the dryer. The My Cycle option allows consumers to create and store their favorite cycle with the push of a button.

"The new Performance Series 2000 underscores the Maytag brand's commitment to quality that we carry throughout all of our appliances," said Aleksey Mastilenko, category manager, front load laundry, Maytag brand. "The 10-year limited components warranty on Maytag brand's Performance Series 2000 shows consumers they can count on their washer's dependability for years to come."

To highlight Maytag brand's commitment to customers, The Performance Series 2000 washer offers a 10-year limited warranty on the motor and wash basket and is ENERGY STAR®-qualified, using up to 74 percent less water and 75 percent less energy than a pre-2004 conventional washer. Additionally, Performance Series 2000 washers come equipped with a 4.0 cu. ft. I.E.C. equivalent(ii), accommodating up to 20 towels per load. This means fewer total loads per week for most families, saving both time and energy for years to come.

The Performance Series 2000 pair offers compact size, an option to stack the pair and Advanced Vibration Control™, which is engineered to minimize movement during the spin cycle and cushion washer noise that may accompany a typical wash cycle. This washer and dryer is perfect for smaller apartments, homeowners who want to move their laundry out of the basement or for those who would like a second laundry room on the second floor closer to bedrooms.

The Performance Series 2000 washer (MHWE200X/MHWE250X) will be available in white and liquid silver nationwide in May 2010 with a starting MSRP of $749. The matching dryer (ME/GDE200X) will have an MSRP of $749, Please visit www.maytag.com for more information.

About Maytag Brand

For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Through the commitment of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag brand's enduring tradition of quality production and performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag brand appliances -- including Maytag® Performance Series front-load and Maytag® Centennial® top-load washers and dryers. Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $17 billion in 2009, 67,000 employees, and 67 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit http://www.maytag.com/.

(i) Among leading brands, 4.0 cu. ft. I.E.C. capacity or less without heater.

(ii) Equivalent volume per I.E.C international standard 4th edition.

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CONTACT: Monica Teague, Maytag Brand, +1-269-923-7405,
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