(brandon, fl, usa)
I've never owned a front loading washing machine before, but after having this one, a Maytag Neptune, I will never go back! It was given to us from a relative who no longer needed it since where he was moving already had one.
I was soon pregnant after we received it and realized what a difference it made not having to lean over the appliance to put in, or especially take out heavy soaked clothes. It does a fabulous job getting the clothes clean no matter the detergent I use.
Since it is an HE, or high efficiency, washer it uses less water which decreases the water waste and saves our family money. The HE washers also use less detergent which means saving you money too.
It has simple controls, but many different features. The three different cycles allow you to do a regular load, heavily soiled load (great for kids clothes), and delicate items. You can further your options by selecting max extract, extra rinse or stain cycle or you can choose all three.
There are also selections for delicate, colors, whites or heavily soiled items. It, of course, has an optional audio signal and a door light for ease of use as well.
You can wash large loads, such as linens or bath mats and towels. It is pretty quiet, too, for a washing machine. We have had the machine and it’s dryer mate for over 2 years and the only thing that has happened is the bulb went out inside which is obviously a cheap and easy repair to perform.
I would definitely recommend this washer to a friend based on its performance. All around I’ve been pleased with this machine and if ever I need a new one we will certainly be on the market for a Maytag!