Now that I shared that confession with you, I know you're wondering if we ever use our new Maytag Jetclean Plus Dishwasher. The answer is - YES! We use it all the time (ok, more like a few times a week but that's HUGE for me!). The Jetclean Plus Steam cycle utilizes high pressure spray jets and increased (it's HOT!) temperatures that actually get your dishes clean. Really clean without pre-washing - clean. No scrubbing required. Your mom's (or even your own) old Maytag couldn't do that, right?
Take my over the range microwave with stainless steel interior for example. This isn't just a good looking machine (it is though, isn't it?!) - it is the 2nd most used appliance in our kitchen on a daily basis (the fridge is definitely #1).
This is 1,000 watts of cooking power awesomeness. I LOVE the WideGlide tray. When I first saw it, I was doubtful. I was so used to the circular rotating tray on our previous microwave. When I saw this tray moving back and forth I thought I had put it on incorrectly or that it was broken. Seriously, I had to double check the manual. We get so stuck in what we are used to that anything new seems wrong at first, doesn't it. Well, this my friends is definitely the right technology for reheating or cooking food. It allows for nice uniform cooking. No more poking your finger into your casserole and finding the middle cold while the top is piping hot. Now it all heats evenly - hooray! Honestly, it is cause for a mommy celebration. You don't know what a time saver it is not to have to keep moving your food around and adding additional minutes. With our old microwave, reheating was almost like re-cooking because I had to babysit my food - stir, turn, add another minute, repeat. I know many of you know what I mean and you can appreciate why I am so excited to have left that all behind.
The thing I have come to appreciate the most about the microwave (and ALL my Maytag appliances) is how easy it is to clean. The stainless steel interior makes clean up a cinch - with just a few quick wipes, it's sparkling like new. This comes in very handy at our house as we are known to regularly conduct experiments in our microwave that may or may not involve things like exploding soap.
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