Good smart features
Hamper door for easier loading
None that we could find
The Maytag MED7230HW features a typical control panel setup. There’s a large central dial for selecting cycles and a touchpad off to the side for customizing those cycles. The buttons are large, making them easy to use and easy to read.
The hamper door can open from top to bottom, which might make loading easier for those who can't or prefer not to stoop.
About the Maytag MED7230HW dryer
Dimensions: 43.13” x 27” x 29.88” (H x W x D) Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft. Finishes: Heritage white, metallic slate ($100 extra) Cycles: Regular, Quick Dry, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Whites, Wrinkle Control, Sanitize, Steam Refresh, Towels, Normal, Bulky Items, Timed Dry, and Custom Cycle Cycle options: Has four temperature settings and three dryness levels, multiple steam options, plus sanitize, timed dry, wrinkle prevent Matching washer: Maytag MVW7230HW User manual: Maytag MED7230HW dryer manual
What we like
This Maytag dries clothes well
The Maytag MED7230HW’s drying performance is strong, especially for its price point, but it didn't blow us away like its upgraded cousin, the Maytag MED8230HC. This being said, it does put up a solid performance on most of its cycles and manages to stay slightly ahead of the pack.
Its Regular cycle finished faster than the average dryer—64 minutes vs. 71—and got our test load of laundry 100% dry each time.
MED7230HW’s Quick Dry cycle actually performed better than its more expensive upgrade model, finishing in the customary (and incredibly fast) 15 minutes. While it only eliminated about 68% of the moisture in our test loads, that’s still pretty good for such a short cycle length. Another accomplishment: It gets laundry dry with temperatures around 124°F, far cooler than the 150°F threshold where excess heat translates into more wear and tear.
The Delicates and Bulky Items cycles both got items 100% dry, although bulky ran 15 minutes longer than expected at 82 minutes.
You'll use these smart features
While consumers (and reviewers) have mixed feelings about the usefulness of smart features, Maytag's companion app helps ensure your laundry dries properly.
As we were ran a bulky cycle during testing, the MED7230HW beeped and notified us with a clear message on its display to re-adjust the load.
This feature will save you time in the long run. Nobody likes finding out their comforter or sheets balled up and insulated a bunch of damp laundry from drying properly.
As far as other standard smart features, the MED7230HW can notify you when a cycle is done, offers a remote start, and sends diagnostics and repair info when something goes wrong.
What owners are saying
Owners are generally positive about their Maytag MED7230HW, awarding it an average of 4.6 stars out of 5.
Common points of praise include its effective, quiet drying and relatively short cycle times. Users also like its controls, which are commonly described as “straightforward,” and “easy to use.”
The most common complaint seems to be aimed at the dryer's humidity sensor not working properly. But, we didn’t experience these issues while testing.
Maytag has one of the better warranties in the industry. Not only does it offer the standard year for parts and labor, the manufacturer covers the drum and motor for up to 10 years.
Should you buy the Maytag MED7230HW?
Yes. This dryer offers a punch for its purchase price. We like its steam and sanitize features, and how the app notifies us when a load needs to be adjusted or finishes running. We typically list any downsides we come across, but Maytag has been hitting it out of the park with its most recent models.
In fact, if you have a bigger budget, you should upgrade and buy the best dryer we've ever tested, the Maytag MED8230HC.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
Meet the testers
Mark Brezinski is a senior writer with over ten years of experience reviewing consumer tech and home appliances.
Kyle Hamilton is a product tester at Reviewed, specializing in home appliances and technology.
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