The Maytag 2000 Series MGDE200X[W] is part of the clothes dryer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas dryer
models like the 2000 Series MGDE200X[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.
About This Brand
This Whirlpool-owned brand is positioned as a durable brand but priced a bit lower than Whirlpool-branded products. The company makes electric and gas products and also sells models that are stackable with the washer. Prices for Maytag dryers range from $350 to $900.
Stainless-steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Porcelain top A porcelain top resists scratching better than a painted one but generally adds to a dryer's cost. Painted tops, far more common, are often quite durable with normal use.
Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
Steam option Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.
I am surprised to read all the negative reviews. This is a really good dryer for the price. It gets the job done! I only wish I could add on a drying rack. My husband purchased this without consulting me! *sigh* He wanted to surprise me...
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Diamond Lil
from Naples, Fl
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Bars in dryer too large
Leaves Clothes Damp
Leaves many wrinkles
Sensor is wacky
I never know when the load is going to be done. The beeper at end of cycle is too low.I have to dry each load twice. I also have to rewash sometimes because of wrinkles being so bad. It is not good for small loads either. Wish I had my [$] dryer back!
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Kansas City, KS
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Puts holes in clothes
The product makes holes in garments about every 20 loads.