The Maytag Maxima XL MGD7000AG is part of the clothes dryer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas dryer
models like the Maxima XL MGD7000AG 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.
Stackable You can save space by placing the dryer on top of a suitable washer. Note that a special kit is sometimes required to mount the dryer on top of the washer.
Dimensions (in.) The exterior measurements of the dryer with the door closed, in inches (height x width x depth). Be sure to allow clearance in the rear for the vent duct.
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.
It's a very good dryer but is a little too complicated. It requires a cold water hose and the kit was not included. The kit had to be purchased for $35.oo at a home improvement store. The options are not clear and concise either.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from SF Bay Area
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Happy with it
Easy To Use
We've had the MGD6000AG for about a month and I'm really happy with it. IT's quiet and efficient. It sometimes leaves the clothes a little damp, but I know there's a setting to adjust that. We replaced a dryer from the 80s and this one is WAYYYYY better!