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Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1200
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• Steam option.
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
• Stackable
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About - Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W]

The Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas dryer models like the 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
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.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
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.

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Features & Specs - Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W]
info Stainless-steel drum No
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs No
info Steam option Yes
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User Reviews - Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
WOW
3/4/2011
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Works Quickly
Cons
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
Family of 6, 4 boys high school and above. Huge capacity. that plus we converted to gas dryer from electric saved so much money in the first utility bill alone. ( 19c@ KW hour) The dryer has a steam function. My son forgot to wash his work shirt one day, and threw it in the steam dryer for 15 minutes and it smelt fresh and ready to iron and wear. For him it was his favorite feature. For me we sanitize our clothes with the steam.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Nice product
2/28/2011
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
Nice product. won product for four month and quite satisfied till now.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good dryer
5/24/2010
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
Overall a very good dryer. It drys well except bulky items,or very large load some will be dry some still damp, but this seems to be a very common complaint for almost every dryer I have read reviews for. Steam drying is great and the refresh cycle is also very good
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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