The Best Maytag Washing Machines of 2018

By Cindy Bailen, Jonathan Chan, and Julia MacDougall

With over a century of experience manufacturing washing machines, it's no surprise that Maytag has become the go-to choice for shoppers on the hunt for a powerful washer. But even if you've already decided on the Maytag brand, there are plenty of options and features you should consider if you want to find the perfect machine to suit your needs.

That's where we come in. Every Maytag washer that's passed through our labs has gone through the same exacting examination by our laundry experts, separating the wheat from the chaff. Below, we've collected the best Maytag washers available for purchase right now.

(If you're more brand-agnostic when it comes to washing machines, be sure to check out The Best Washers, where we consider all of the major washing machine brands in our recommendations.)

Curious to learn more about a specific Maytag model? Just click through to read the full review.

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Updated November 09, 2018

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Maytag MHW8200FC

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Maytag MHW8200FC

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The MHW8200FC is Maytag's flagship front-loader. The Optimal Dose feature lets you store up 12 loads worth of detergent in a single go. Fresh Hold, a cycle that circulates are after washing the clothes, keeps your laundry from getting musty, so you can have a load laundry going while you're at work and not have to worry about mildew on your clothes. While the washer's heavy cycle, PowerWash, took a long time to finish (it clocked in at about three hours), our tests showed that Maytag's claim that it leads the market in stain removal is a valid one. Read the full review.

Why would I want to buy a Maytag washing machine?

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Maytag (part of Whirlpool Corporation) is one of the oldest and best recognized appliance brands in the US. The history of Maytag spans back to the late 19th/early 20th century, where Maytag, then run by F. L. Maytag, was one of the first businesses to start producing and improving upon the wooden tub washing machines.

Now, more than a hundred years later, the Maytag brand name is most commonly associated with its washing machines. While some brands have more front-load washers on the market, Maytag holds true to its roots (and its loyal fans) by maintaining its focus on the traditional top-load market, while also expanding into some front-load washers as well.

Maytag is also one of the brands that wears the coveted “Made in the USA” sticker. While very few appliances are truly made, from start to finish, in the USA anymore, the parts for Maytag washing machines are “designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S.A.”


How We Test

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Every washing machine that comes into Reviewed’s labs gets put through the same testing regime, which addresses both performance and user-friendliness. Performance tests include:

Stain removal — on a strip of AHAM-approved stains (which includes cocoa, sweat, pig’s blood, red wine, and oil), how much of each stain can this washing machine remove?

Wear and tear — during a given cycle, how hard is the mechanical action of the washing machine on your clothes?

Water retention — how much water does your washing machine spin out at the end of the cycle?

Cycle time — how long is each washing machine cycle?

The best washers have solid stain removal abilities, do not damage your clothes, retain little water, and have short cycle times.

Beyond these performance tests, we also assess the usability of each washing machine, based on our experience, both during testing and during more casual use (one perk of working at Reviewed is that there are plenty of laundry machines on premises!). Our main goal is to get the answer to one question: how easy is it to actually use this washing machine? This involves cumulatively assessing the control panel, the door, the detergent dispenser, and any smart features that are included.

By combining the performance data with our own observations, we can make the solid recommendations for someone looking for any type of washing machine at any price point.


Maytag MHW3505FW

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Maytag MHW3505FW

The Maytag MHW3505FW front-load washer balances an affordable price with premium features. The 4.3-cu.-ft. washer features a Sanitize cycle with a steam option, which makes it a good fit for families. Our tests show this Maytag does a good job cleaning clothes, and it won't run up your utility bills, either. For the environmentally-conscientious out there, this washer also offers the Cold Wash cycle, which adds more detergent to the cycle to account for the lack of hot water. Read the full review.

Maytag MVWB765FW

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Maytag MVWB765FW

The Maytag MVWB765FW embraces the new, while preserving the features people look for in a Maytag washer. It is very sleekly-designed, yet it still has the old-school touches of a pole agitator and a single knob for cycle selection. If you want to add more water to your cycle, the Deep Fill option can nearly double the amount of water in the Normal cycle. With its 4.7 cu.-ft. capacity, this top-loader can easily clean super-sized loads, especially if you use the PowerWash cycle, which has superior stain removal. Read the full review.

Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW

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Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW

While other appliances are stuffed with extraneous bells and whistles, the Maytag Bravos MVWX655DW provides a straightforward user experience and powerful cleaning capability, all at a very low price. This washer is the quintessential top-load washing machine. Unfortunately, it's not very efficient, but then, most top-loaders aren't. If you're okay with minimal frills—like soft-close hinges and a PowerWash cycle—and don't want high utility costs, this machine should capably handle all of your needs. Read the full review.

Maytag MVWB835DW

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Maytag MVWB835DW

The affordable Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW earns the "XL" in its name with a 5.3 cu.-ft. capacity. Like most Maytag washing machines, this one also includes the highly-rated PowerWash cycle, which can easily power through tough stains. Additionally, the Normal cycle is nearly as efficacious as the PowerWash cycle, so you can get nearly the same cleaning power and save yourself 30 minutes by using the Normal cycle over PowerWash, but PowerWash is still the best choice for large or very dirty loads. Whether it's bulky items or piles of laundry, this Bravos is up to the task. Read the full review.

Maytag MVWC465HW

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Maytag MVWC465HW

The made-in-America Maytag MVWC465HW washer was created for people who want a traditional, white top-load washing machine with an old-school pole agitator. The PowerWash cycle does a good job removing stains, but it takes an hour and 24 minutes. Normal is faster at 47 minutes, but the clothes don't get quite as clean. Its control panel is fairly streamlined, and involves three knobs—one each for wash temperature, cycle selection, and rinse options—and the status light system is an easy way to get a visual check on the cycle's progress. This is a great entry-level product that would work best for a smaller, cleaner family. Read the full review.

Maytag MVWC565FW

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Maytag MVWC565FW

The Maytag MVWC565FW is a solid option for those who are operating on a budget. This top-load washer combines solid performance (bolstered by the continually impressive PowerWash heavy cycle) with many customization options. Other than the main cycle selection knob, the remaining four knobs allow you to adjust the soil level of the incoming load of laundry, the wash temperature, the number of rinses, and the amount of water that goes into each cycle. The MVWC565FW boasts both a Deep Rinse and a Deep Water Wash option; if you prefer to use lots of water in your washer cycles, then this is the washing machine for you.


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