I’m loving my Maytag microwave! You may remember a time when microwaves weren’t around, but as a member of Generation Y I wouldn’t know how to function without one. I still remember the humongous, expensive microwave that I grew up with in the 1980′s and am proud to now own a Maytag Stainless over-the-range microwave that is definitely a cut above what my mother had.
My Maytag Microwave
The Maytag over-range-microwave delivers a powerful 1,000 watts of cooking power for uniform cooking results even in cookware as large as 10” x 15”. The WideGlide tray helps accomplish this by moving back and forth inside the microwave.
Now let’s talk casseroles. Did you know you can cook a whole casserole in this unit? I’ve done it! During my last trimester of pregnancy I made up a bunch of casseroles and even participated in a casserole swap in order to not have to cook for a while after Gus was born. Most of the casseroles have pre-cooked ingredients but require reheating in the oven for 30-45 minutes. I tried popping my penne pasta bake in the microwave instead with stellar results. Hubs was happy that dinner was on the table 10 minutes after he got home instead of 45 minutes after he walked through the door.
The sensor reheat feature allows you to warm your meals without worrying about cooking times or power levels. I was thinking “Whatever. I’m smarter than the microwave and am better off continually checking the soup and adding time as needed. BUT! Since I’m reviewing this thing I gotta give it a go and report because it’s the honest thing to do.” Lo and behold it worked perfectly. I was kind of freaked out to be honest. The soup came out heated to perfection. Not too hot, not too cool, and evenly heated throughout. So now I have to admit that this microwave is smarter than me. Worth it to be able to press those buttons and leave the kitchen (to deal with toddler drama of course) and know that my meal will be delivered perfectly.
Maytag has me covered with quick and easy cooking/reheating options but what about clean up time? They have both me and Sweet T covered in that department. She’s really enjoyed helping load our new dishwasher.
My Maytag Dishwasher
The Jetclean Plus Steam cycle utilizes high-pressure spray jets and increased temperatures to power through stuck-on food while reducing spots on glassware. The premium adjustable upper rack adds additional convenience since we have tall glasses and long cookie sheets. Depending on the load, I can adjust the top rack up or down to accommodate by just lifting the button on each side of the rack.
Our utensils always come out squeaky clean too. This is Sweet T’s favorite part of the dishwasher. She thinks it’s big fun to load the forks and spoons for me.
I can’t tell you how jazzed I am to own a dishwasher. Thanks Maytag for saving me from a life of drudgery at the sink. I run my dishwasher at least once per day and don’t know how I lived without it.
I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post.