Maytag is among the best washing machine brands on the market, with an A+ rating from Consumer Reports for its front-loading washers and a B+ for its top-loading washers. Samsung and LG score higher for top-loading washers with A+ ratings, as of April 2015.
Maytag offers a number of styles of washing machines such as front-loading, top-loading and pedestal design washers in addition to dryers and laundry machine sets. The official website lists the total number of washing machines offered by Maytag as 21, with 16 high-efficiency, front-load washers; three high-efficiency, top-load washers and two traditional top-load washers.
The Maxima XL front-load steam washer is Maytag's top-rated washing machine. It is available in white only and features steam-cleaning technology, in addition to 10 additional washing modes, and it is capable of removing 99.9 percent of household bacteria from a load of clothing. The capacity of the Maxima XL is 4.3 cubic feet in a stainless steel drum.
Maytag was originally known as the Maytag Washing Machine Company when it was founded in 1893 by Frederick Maytag. The company became Maytag in 1925. Known today as Maytag Corporation, the company produces a revenue of $4.7 billion. It is also the parent company of Admiral, Jenn-Air, Amana and Magic Chef.