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This Maytag can wash and dry your clothes -- sort ofMaytag's MHW8200FC washing machine cleans and tumbles your clothes (mostly) dry.
[MUSIC] So many washing machines offer the same old boring features, but that isn't the case with Maytag's $1,349 front-load MHW8200FC. For your high-end purchase, you get a glossy, but not entirely metallicy, metallic grey finish [UNKNOWN] A steam setting. An auto dispensing liquid detergent reservoir, an integrated drum light, a three hour power wash cycle for the toughest stains, and my favorite feature, an overnight wash and dry cycle. While this appliance doesn't technically double as a dryer, the overnight cycle fans and tumbles small loads of laundry over an 12 hour period. So your gym clothes or work [UNKNOWN] Shirts are ready in the morning. This fresh hold feature is also available on most other cleaning cycles on an opt-in basis, if you want the washer to periodically tumble your clothes before you switch them over to the dryer. As far as the normal cycle goes, this washer didn't do quite as well. It removed 51% of the wine, cocoa and other stains during our testing. That isn't bad, but it isn't great either. Since most folks will rely on the normal cycle more than most others that makes this washer more difficult to recommend. Still it's a pretty good option if you want premium features for less than a lot of the competition. [MUSIC]