Bringing Commercial Technology Home

Maytag(R) washers and dryers for the home include time-tested,

commercial-grade components

Sep 30, 2008, 01:00 ET from Maytag

    NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maytag(R) brand has been
 building dependable residential and commercial laundry products for
 decades. Just like homeowners, America's laundromats, hotels and apartment
 complexes rely on Maytag brand for the washers and dryers that keep their
 facilities running smoothly. And, the commercial-grade elements and
 technology that make Maytag brand appliances can be found in residential
 and commercial products. The result: appliances that are "built strong to
 last long."
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     "To offer the highest quality technology to our residential consumers,
 we incorporate commercial-grade components. The result is Maytag brand
 appliances are built to last," said Ellen Taaffe, vice president Maytag
 mass brands.
     Maytag(R) Commercial Technology (MCT) includes elements such as a
 transmission with drive shaft, spin gear and synthetic oil tested to twice
 the life(1); commercial-grade stainless steel wash baskets that resist
 dents, scratches and odors; a five-rib dryer belt, the industry's widest,
 ensuring longer life and quieter operation; solid steel base frames and
 hung suspension systems that reduce vibration -- all ensuring the
 durability and smooth operation consumers have come to expect from Maytag.
     Maytag commercial-grade components and technology can be found in
 Performance Series, Bravos(R), Centennial(R) and Epic z(R) washers and
     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 unequaled tradition of quality production and
 dependable performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable
 components are found in Maytag brand appliances - including the Maytag(R)
 EPIC z(R) front-load and the Maytag(R) Centennial(R) top-load washers and
 dryers, the Maytag(R) Gemini(R) double-oven range, the Maytag(R) Ice2O(TM)
 French door bottom-freezer refrigerator, the first of its kind with
 external ice and water, and the Maytag(R) Jetclean(R) dishwashers. Maytag
 brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading
 manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of
 approximately $19 billion, more than 73,000 employees, and more than 70
 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more
 information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit
     (1) Components tested to twice the life include the drive shaft, spin
 gear and synthetic oil of the Maytag Centennial washing machine