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Friday, February 27, 2009

EnergyStar Maytag

On March 1-March 30, 2009, this Maytag Epic machine will be $499 after $350 in rebates. This is not the long dead Neptune machine. Maytag laundry has been manufactured by Whirlpool for 3-4 years. As I have posted before in tough times, manufacturers will do almost anything to keep factories rolling.

This may be a good time to review the $100 difference this month between an EnergyStar Maytag front load versus a conventional top load.
Regular Estar
Water consumption Gallons 14,000 versus 5,009
Energy consumption kilowatt hours 374 versus 153
Spin RPMs 400 versus 1200
Capacity Cubic feet 2.6 versus 3.26


  1. I would love to hear more about the $100 difference that you mention in this post. Is that savings per year?

  2. Kate,

    You are now paying about $100 more for an energystar washer over a convential top loader...The Estar uses 9000 less gallons and less than half the electricity and is 35-60% larger


    PS: Spin is better and you lose much less detergent as well

  3. Anonymous8:59 AM


    What about the high efficiency conventional washers? Are they any better?

  4. Yes...a little better. The Cabrio still uses 330 KWH of energy, which is only slightly better than a regular unit. It uses 7,000 gallons of water..Better than a top load, but the front only uses 5000 on average

    Good question