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Maytag MEDE500WR Performance Series 7.2 cu.ft. Front Load Electric Steam Dryer Crimson Red

Maytag’s MEDE500WR dryer comes in a vibrant Crimson Red color and has an astonishing 7.2 cubic feet of space. With a design and color that puts the "fun" in "functionality," this dryer boasts of many other features that make it a quality product.

Key features

- With nine automatic cycles, this dryer can handle a wide variety of garments, making it capable of thoroughly drying even the heaviest of fabric type without damaging delicates.
- With five temperature settings, you’re assured of options for all your drying needs.
- With GentleBreeze Drying System with IntelliDry Sensor, this dryer automatically senses moisture levels, allowing it to determine when clothes are already dry. This prevents fabric damage and overdrying, while saving energy at the same time. Thanks to this technology, the dryer can adjust temperature and drying times for the most efficient, optimum performance.
- The Wrinkle Prevent Option is a great feature for busy people who are always on the go. Just because you may not have the time to immediately remove your laundry once your dryer’s cycle is done, it doesn’t mean wrinkles will form in the meantime. This option tumbles already-dry laundry, reducing wrinkle formation.
- The steam-refresh options keep garments looking great and smelling fresh.
- The NSF Certified Sanitary Cycle guarantees that your dryer removes up to 99.99% of common household germs from your laundry. You’re assured of clean, sanitary garments for you and your family.
- The Direct Feed, Easy Plumb Water Hook Up removes the hassle of complicated installation and setup.
- With the DuraCushion drum, the dryer’s smooth interior prevents clothes from snagging, while reducing friction as well as wear and tear on your garments.
- With
the Smooth Balance System with Quiet Series 300 Sound Package, vibration and noise are greatly reduced, ensuring smooth, quiet operation. Your dryer can be installed in any part of the house without you worrying about noise or inconvenience.
- Front-panel controls with electronic display are simple controls that make your dryer easy to use. This dryer also comes with a control lockout feature to keep children from accidentally operating the machine.


This is a great, all-around dryer with a good variety of features to answer almost any household’s drying concerns. The MEDE500WR's large capacity makes it ideal for families who have large amounts of laundry and a limited time to get that laundry done. Its durable parts make sure that it will withstand even the most demanding use. Also, with a price that goes as low as US$900, this dryer is relatively cheaper than other high-end machines. It is easy to use, has a sleek design, and can very well accommodate different loads and types of laundry with numerous options for drying and fabric care.


Customers find it inconvenient that the power cord is sold separately. Also, while the large capacity is great for large households, smaller families and those with limited space and laundry needs may not find this dryer right for them. For basic laundry needs, it is quite expensive. It still makes some noise despite reduced vibration and noise features.

Consumer likes and dislikes


- drying performance
- large capacity
- durability
- easy to use


- power cord sold separately
- somewhat noisier compared to other dryers of similar price range and capacity
- not for families with basic laundry needs because of price

Full Specifications »

Loading Type Front Load
Fuel Type Electric
Color Crimson Red
Drum Material DuraCushion™ Dryer Drum
Control Type  
Capacity 7.2 Cu. Ft.
Timed Dry  
Temperature Options 5 temperature options
Drying System Smooth Balance™ Suspension System, GentleBreeze™ Drying System with IntelliDry® Sensor
No. of Cycles 9
Cycles Rapid Refresh Steam-Enhanced Cycle, Custom Refresh Steam-Enhanced Cycle, NSF® Certified Sanitary Cycle
MISC QuietSeries™ 300 Sound Package
Special Features Maytag® Commercial Technology, Direct Feed, Easy-Plumb (DFP) Water Hook-Up, 120-Minute Wrinkle Prevent Option, Interior Light, 4-Way Venting, Control Lockout, Estimated Time Remaining Display, End-of-Cycle Signal, Extra-Large Window, Reversible Swing Door

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