Laundry Efficiency With Style
By Tatyana Sinioukov
Many washers and dryers that were launched or shown at the Kitchen & Bath Show last month sported an Energy Star label and an updated, "curvy" look with rounded corners.
Maytag introduced an update of its Neptune washer, with a new, curvy back panel, and an LCD touchscreen or LED touchpad instead of knobs. The new washer will become available around Labor Day. Just as its predecessor, the new Neptune washer has a stain removal system, Stain Brain, with settings for up to 55 wash cycles for the most common stains. The washer also has 24 "Favorite" cycles that consumers can program themselves, the Turbo Clean wash system for improved cleaning capability and its Energy Star label. The washer's stainless steel tub is tilted 15 degrees for better reach. It also has an on-screen troubleshooting guide, laundry tips and timing/countdown synchronized with the Neptune washer. All controls are available in French, Spanish and English.