By Chris Nicholls

SYDNEY: Maytag has launched a new range of high-end washing machines designed specifically for the Australian market.

Made in Italy, the new front loaders come in 6.5kg, 7.5kg and 8.5kg capacities, all with a 60cm footprint.

Design details include silver buttons, door and draw trim and an LED or premium LCD display that can provide time remaining and start delay functionality.

All models are rated four-star in water efficiency. The machines also have a Child Lock on programme options, a Favourites one touch button for easy access to preferred wash cycles, Hygienic Wash, Woolmark endorsement and a 30 minute Express Wash.