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." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/CLTU021 ) "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 dryers. 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 http://www.maytag.com. (1) Components tested to twice the life include the drive shaft, spin gear and synthetic oil of the Maytag Centennial washing machine transmission.