Maytag MEDC300XW Review
This 7-cubic-foot electric dryer offers 10 cycles, wrinkle prevention, and moisture sensing technology. Experts and users like the number of options you get for the money, calling the dryer a good value. A gas-powered version, the Maytag Centennial MGDC300XW, is also available.
The Maytag Centennial MEDC300XW gives users plenty of higher-end features for a surprisingly modest price. Users posting Maytag MEDC300XW reviews at Home Depot appreciate the large capacity of this 7-cubic-foot model and its gas-powered counterpart, the Maytag Centennial MGDC300XW. Consumer product experts at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute rate this unit as one of the best budget dryers. Testing showed that a medium-size load dried quickly without getting tangled or twisted. This dryer was also one of the only models at any price that quickly and evenly dried a bulky comforter, according to Good Housekeeping's Maytag MEDC300XW review.
Maytag MEDC300XW reviews from consumers point to the popularity of the wrinkle-free cycle and other extras, such as an interior light, something you don't always find at this price point. Both the electric and gas versions come with a moisture sensor, a feature that experts at Consumer Reports strongly suggest. A moisture sensor helps conserve energy and preserve fabric by letting the machine run only until a load is dry, exposing clothes to no more heat than necessary. This technology is hard to come by in budget dryers; most low-priced units have only temperature sensors, which generally aren't as accurate. Although users enjoy having the moisture-sensing option, one consumer who posted a Maytag MEDC300XW review at Best Buy indicates that larger loads don't always dry in one cycle, and a Maytag MEDC300XW review we read at Home Depot posits that certain fabrics seem to throw off the sensor.
Also on the negative side, one Best Buy user grouses that, although the Maytag MEDC300XW has both left and right door hinges, the door handle can't be moved, nor can the door be flipped, making it impractical to reverse the door. Another Maytag MEDC300XW review at Best Buy suggests this model might not be a good fit for those who have difficulty bending or stooping, because the door sits pretty low to the ground.
For those seeking a good, basic dryer that includes some unexpected extras, the Maytag Centennial MEDC300XW electric dryer and its gas-run counterpart, the Maytag MGDC300XW, are solid, low-cost choices. Although a few minor design flaws may exist, user feedback suggests most are pleased with the overall performance of this dryer for the price.