New Maytag® Front Load Washer (MHW8200FW) Rated No. 1 According To A Leading Consumer Magazine
High scores put Maytag at the top of the front load washer rankings

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Households today are busier than ever, so it's important that washing machines deliver exceptional performance the first time around, especially for those tough, dirty loads. In new reliability testing conducted by a leading consumer magazine, the Maytag® Front Load Washer (MHW8200FW) with Optimal Dose Dispenser and PowerWash® System was rated highest overall rating. 


Among the top picks, the magazine calls out the Maytag® Front Load Washer with a fast wash time, highlighting the 70 minute normal wash cycle, as well as its excellent cleaning. In addition, the washer is graded high on its energy efficiency and water efficiency.

"We are thrilled to have this front load washer at the top of reliability rankings from such a trusted source for many households," says Brendan Bosch, Maytag senior brand manager. "Maytag takes pride in delivering the Best Cleaning in the industry driven by the PowerWash® System1 and providing families with laundry pairs they can depend on."

Maytag credits the magazine accolades to the new front load washer's many features. Most notably, the Maytag® Front Load Washer features the Fresh Hold® option, with an internal fan and intermittent tumbling that circulates air through clothes for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends to help keep clothes smelling clean. What's more, a recent survey Maytag conducted with Opinion Research Corporation actually found two-thirds of Americans wait a period of time to switch their load to the dryer after the washing cycle finishes.

The survey also found that one-in-four Americans believe that more suds makes for cleaner clothes, but the opposite is actually true, with experts agreeing that excess suds hold onto soils and redeposit them on your laundry. With the front load washer's Optimal Dose Dispenser, the right amount of detergent is added when it's needed, eliminating excess detergent and ensuring clean clothes with each load.

In addition, the Maytag® Front Load Washer and matching dryer come with a 10-year limited parts warranty2 and boasts the following additional features:

  • The Best Cleaning in the industry driven by the PowerWash® system1, featuring the extra cleaning action of the PowerWash® cycle and an internal heater
  • The PowerDry system gets your largest loads completely dried faster3 with powerful heat and airflow
  • The Refresh cycle with Steam revives clothes without having to wash them, reducing wrinkles and removing odors
  • Largest loads, evenly dried4: With 7.4 cu. ft. capacity, there's plenty of room to get your largest loads evenly dried4

The Maytag® Front Load Washer and Dryer are available now at retailers nationwide in metallic slate and white, with a starting MSRP of $1,149 and $1,249, respectively5. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at You can even visualize this laundry pair in your own home by visiting

About Maytag Brand
For more than a century, Maytag® appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. For over 100 years- Maytag has an enduring tradition of quality production and powerful performance. Durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag® appliances – including Maytag® front-load and top-load washers and dryers. Maytag also offers a full range of kitchen appliances - Maytag® dishwashers with the PowerBlast® cycle, Maytag® refrigerators with the Powercold® option, as well as Maytag® ranges, cooktops and ovens with Power™ burner and Power™ element options. In January 2014, Maytag introduced America to the Maytag Man – a dependable machine and the human embodiment of the durability, reliability and power inside all Maytag® appliances. In addition to creating durable appliances, Maytag also is a dependable partner to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in their effort to support communities across America and help young people achieve great futures.  For more information about Maytag, please visit, or find us on Facebook at, Twitter at @TheMaytagMan, Instagram at or Pinterest at

1 Models with the PowerWash® system: MHW8200F, MHW5500F, MHW3500F, MHW3505F. Based on 20-lb load, among leading front load brands, PowerWash® cycle vs. comparable cycles and default settings.
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3 Compared to Normal Cycle
4 Based on an 18-lb load
5 MSRP is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price and may not necessarily be the price at which the product is sold in the consumer's area. Dealer alone determines actual price.

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For further information: Laura Ginter,Maytag Brand,; Samantha DeBoer, Ketchum for Maytag Brand, (312) 228-6821,