At least I know one part of our Holiday preparations will go smoothly: the cooking! With my dependable Maytag range, I can always count on my food coming out wonderfully, with very consistent results. So as I bake about a zillion cookies, they will look the same, from the first batch to the last. No uneven coloring or inconsistencies (provided I use the same kind of cookie sheets each time!) and no surprises.
I also appreciate the convenience of the 3,200-watt SpeedHeat element—the industry's most powerful-when I am cooking for my family of 5, and whatever guests happen to be over at meal times. This allows me to get food onto the table fast. This feature is especially helpful for searing steaks or a roast before putting it into the oven to finish. When cooking meats, I prefer to get a nice sear at high temperature before I put it into the oven. This not only gives a beautiful, browned appearance to the food, it also helps lock in all of those mouthwatering flavors, and allows for a juicy, tender dish.
My husband recently baked a strawberry rhubarb pie, and it ended up spilling over. He added WAY too much filling, and it bubbled and oozed onto the bottom of the oven. Take a look at his mess:
But since this is a Maytag with AqualLift technology, I knew that I would be able to clean this mess quickly and almost effortlessly. AqualLift is a special, state of the art coating found in Maytag appliances that makes clean-up easier than ever before. This coating activates with water and heat, and allows baked on, stubborn spills to lift, almost like magic!
All you do is place about a cup or so of water into the bottom of the oven and set the unit to self-clean. No, you won't be waiting for hours, and there won't be any funky odors. As a matter of fact, this process takes less time and operates at a much lower temperature than traditional self-cleaning settings, so you can clean your oven in the middle of the summer without making your kitvhen feel like a sauna. Once the soils are lifted, all you do is wipe it out with a damp cloth or rag and repeat if necessary. Sounds pretty simple, right?
Here's how it works:
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***Disclosure: 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