(More customer reviews)Unlike the first review of this product, I actually own it and will be rating this actual model rather than a model from years ago.
This Bravos washer does a great job of washing clothes even with a very limited amount of water. Further, since it has a huge tub, you can actually wash comforters with no problem. Our queen comforter came out as good as the laundromat that we used to have to take it to. A typical load takes about the same time as I recall for our old washer (traditional agitator Sears/Whirlpool), but the high spin rate actually makes drying times faster because so much water is removed in the spin cycle.
Using different cycles and options you can raise wash time to over an hour(!) but the typical "normal" setting is just over 30 minutes; sheets are about 40 max. And this model is so quiet even when spinning, it is almost eerie.
So far I am impressed. I'll update this if my opinion changes (I've only been using it two weeks so far as of 1/4/10)
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This ENERGY STAR qualified washer has a larger capacity than any front load washer and features the Best Cleaning in the Industry*, enabled by Power Wash. It also offers an NSF Certified Sanitary with Oxi cycle to remove 99.9% of common household bacteria and a Clean Boost option that uses a 1,200-watt heater to help reduce the need to pretreat. Install it anywhere in the home thanks to the vibration control superior to any front load washer. Plus, this washer offers long-lasting, commercial-grade components for your home, including a drive system tested to twice the life of the average washer as well as a motor and wash basket each with a 10-year warranty. See warranty for details. *Among leading brand high-efficiency top load washers, comparable cycles.
Maytag Commercial Technology
Extended warranty: 10-year warranty on the washer motor and wash basket
5.0 cu.ft. I.E.C capacity
Smooth Balance Suspension System with Superior Vibration Control (SVC)