MEDC415EW Review


Maytag MEDC415EW Maytag
MEDC415EW

Centennial
Type: Electric
Width: 29"
MSRP: $649
Drying

Basic

Capability
Cycles

13/6

Cyc/Opt
Drum

No

Stain Steel
Capacity

7

Cu Ft
Sensor

Yes

Dry
Price

$93

Per Cu Ft

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Maytag MEDC415EW

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Dryer Pros and Cons
Drying Provides basic drying cycles that can be used on many different types of clothing. Does not offer some standard or advanced options found on high-efficiency matching top-load or front-load dryers.  
Cycles Number of cycles and options is 19% higher than average and ranks in the top 35% of new dryers for BETTER program selection and flexibility. More cycles helps you tailor drying to your family's needs.
Drum Drum material is comprised of adequate but less desirable materials such as steel, plastic, or porcelain. Stainless steel is more durable and less resistant to damage, odors, discoloring, or static build-up.  
Capacity Internal capacity of the MEDC415EW dryer is about average for a new dryer. Dryers range in size from a minimum of about 3.5 cu ft to a maximum of about 9.0 cu ft. The average size is about 7.2 cu ft.  
Sensor Uses a moisture sensor to measure the water content of clothing as it tumbles, and automatically shuts-off the cycle when dry. Prevents clothing from being damaged by overheating and saves on energy costs.
Price Price per cubic foot is 38% lower than average and ranks in the top 5% of new clothes dryers for BEST affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $57 less than the average new dryer.


Maytag MEDC415EW Dryer

Maytag MEDC415EW



Performance Ratings
Temp
Settings
4 Settings - Less than average number of temperature settings. Most new dryers have five settings, and some even have six. The more settings available, the better the choice and care for your fabrics.  
Steam
Cycle
No Steam Cycles - Does not have the ability to generate steam and refresh lightly worn garments, or remove the wrinkles from clothing. About 60% of new dryers on the market now include a steam cycle.  
Sanitize
Cycle
No Sanitize Cycle - There is no special cycle that uses high-temperature heat or steam to sanitize pillows, stuffed animals, or other non-washable items. Helps remove bacteria and allergens.  
MSRP $649 - Manufacturer's Price (MSRP) is 41% lower than average and ranks in the top 10% of new clothes dryers for BEST overall price. You should also consider the Maytag MEDC415EW cost per cubic foot.
Warranty Maytag 1-Year Parts, 1-Year Labor - Industry standard warranty for clothes dryers. A few manufacturers sometimes offer a longer warranty on parts if you register the dryer with them.


Convenience Ratings
Stackable Not Stackable - Cannot be stacked vertically with a companion washing machine to save space in your laundry room. Only an issue if you have a smaller laundry room without space for side-by-side models.  
Reverse
Door
No Reversible Door - The Maytag MEDC415EW dryer door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Over 90% of new clothes dryers are designed with flexible doors that can swing right or left.  
Drum
Light
Drum Light - Includes an internal light that automatically switches on when the dryer door opens. Almost all new dryers come equipped with this nearly essential feature so you can see to unload your clothes.
Filter
Indicator
No Filter Indicator - There is no visual reminder on the MEDC415EW to change the lint filter. Most of us are remiss in this area and a clogged filter light is very helpful. Available on about 50% of new dryers.  
Dryer
Rack
No Dryer Rack - Does not include a dryer rack that allows tumble-free drying for items such as tennis shoes, ball caps, sweaters, or stuffed animals. Dryer racks can usually be purchased separately.  
Venting Must Be Vented - Over 95% of new dryer models must be vented to the outside of your home with a duct running from your dryer. A few ventless models are available if an outside duct is not practical.  


Control Ratings
Display No Display - One of the small group (20%) of new dryers that do not provide any visual information on wash program status and cycle time. Makes multi-tasking around the home a little more complicated.  
Controls Knob and Dial Controls - One of the small group (15%) of new dryers that use an older mechanical system that is functional, but does not offer the breadth of capability found with newer digital controls.  
Delay
Start
No Delay Start - Can't be programmed to start at a later time. About 25% of new dryers have the convenience of drying the laundry at a time that best fits your schedule. More important for washers than dryers.  
Custom
Cycle
No Custom Cycle - Like most new dryers, you cannot program a custom cycle with temperature settings and options that you use the most. Convenient capability that's only available on about 30% of new dryers.  
Phone
Diagnosis
No Phone Diagnostics - You can't connect to the manufacturer's repair center and have dryer problems directly diagnosed over the phone. About 20% of new dryers have some type of phone connectivity.  
Smart
Grid
Not Smart-Grid Capable - Cannot be hooked into the present or future local utility smart-grid and programmed to operate when utility rates are lower. Most new dryers are still not smart-grid capable.  


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