Best Maytag Washer and Dryer Sets for 2019 [REVIEW]

Maytag specializes in making budget friendly, reliable washer and dryer sets. While price points are low (approximately $700 per piece during promotional seasons), you will find essential features with a ton of focus on stain removal and convenience.

Maytag washer and dryer models received a major upgrade in 2019. First and foremost the interior volume on the upper end models became larger (4.8 and even 5.0 cu. ft.) to save you time. Maytag introduced Extra Power wash to fight stains in variety of fabric types all in one wash cycle. 2019 class Maytag washers will now attack stain both with cold and hot water.

We never expected to get a visually pleasing product design from Maytag. However, we are happy to report that Maytag washers and dryers are one of the most modern and attractive looking laundry machines in the market. (Even some 60 years ago Maytag was leading the way in design I guess...)


Important Features of Maytag Washers

It would be a good idea to demystify Maytag jargon before diving deep into the product line. First, EXTRA POWER BUTTON - this is an important feature which is shared among all Maytag's. When Extra Power is enabled, the washer uses cold and hot water to remove stains. Fighting stains sometimes requires cold water and other time hot water. Extra Power wash eliminates the need to separate loads saving you time.


As you move up the chain you will get FRESH HOLD option which essentially allows for gentle tumbling combined with ambient air within the wash-drum to prevent stagnant and musty laundry. Fresh Hold becomes handy if life gets in the way and you cannot attend to your laundry. Gentle tumbling will last for up to 12 hours after wash cycle ends. On the other hand FRESH SPIN option on the budget model only gives a simple spin to the clothes without air injection.

OPTIMAL DOSE DISPENSER is all about convenience. Load the detergent in the dispenser and you don't need to think about running out of it for up to 8 washes.


OVERNIGHT WASH AND DRY is the most misunderstood feature of Maytag. It is reserved for their highest end washers. Basically, if you have a small load (some 2 lb's) you can stick it in your washer before you go to sleep and find fresh, unwrinkled, and dry clothes by the morning without the need of using your dryer.

Overview of Maytag Washer and Dryer Models

Upgrade Path for Front Load Maytag Washer/Dryer
Series Main Features Price
Value MHW5630HW 4.5 cu. ft., Steam Wash, Fresh Spin gently tumbles clothes for up to 12 hours to prevent excessive wrinkles if clothes are forgotten in the washer, Pairs with Steam Dryer, PowerWash with Extra Power fights stains, White only apprx. $749
Base MHW6630HW larger capacity at 4.8 cu. ft., Fresh Hold gently tumbles and injects air for up to 16 hours to prevent stale smell and wrinkles if clothes are forgotten in the washer, Pairs with Steam Dryer, PowerWash with Extra Power, 15 min express cycle for lightly soiled load, White and Metallic Slate apprx. $799
Deluxe MHW8630HW Mega capacity at 5.0 cu. ft., all features above plus Optimal Dose Dispenser load detergent that will last 8 washes, 24 hr Fresh Hold, White and Metallic Slate apprx. $1,024


In-Depth Look at Products

MHW5630HW Steam Washer with Associated Electric or Gas Dryer with Steam (in White)

MHW3505FW, this highly rated used to be Maytag's base model but in 2019 it has been replaced by MHW5630HW.

  • 4.5 cu. ft. capacity drum

  • Features Extra Power Button. Maytag claims having the most powerful cleaning cycle when Heavy Duty Cycle is combined with this button. When Extra Power is enabled, Maytag washer fights with the stains using both cold and hot water. With this dual-temperature washing, every soil is removed very eefectively.

  • 10 wash cycles which include Fresh Hold which tumbles clothes for 12 hours after the end of the wash cycle. An internal fan will also inject ambient air into the drum to prevent stagnant laundry. Wrinkle Control Cycle prevents wrinkles by using warm water and low spin speeds. Quick Cycle cleans small and light soiled loads in 15 minutes.

  • Steam Option removes stains very efficiently especially when combined with Extra Power Button

  • ENERGY STAR Qualified Exceeds government standards to help conserve energy.

  • Large size 7.3 cu. ft. Electric MED5630HW or Gas MGD5630HW dryers with steam.


MHW6630HW Steam Washer with Associated Electric or Gas Dryer with Steam (in White or Metallic Slate)

Replaces consumer reporting agencies favorite MHW5500FW with a larger tub and additional convenience while keeping the same successful heritage.

  • All of MHW5630HW features PLUS

  • 4.8 cu. ft. capacity drum

  • Advanced Vibration Control™ Plus system reduces vibrations using dedicated software and six-point suspension system. Unbalanced load will not be problem anymore.

  • 16 Hour Fresh Hold® Option instead of 12 Hour keeps clothes fresh 4 hours more after the wash cycle over.

  • 12 Wash Cycles instead of 10 including Sanitize Cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria with extra hot temperatures. "Clean Washer" use it with a household washing machine cleaner to eliminate musty smells. *recommended to use once every 4-5 weeks.

  • Large size 7.3 cu. ft. Electric MED6630HW or Gas MGD6630HW dryers which also have steam option.


MHW8630HC Steam Washer with associated electric or gas Steam dryers (in White or Metallic Slate)

Maytag MHW8630HC , replaces MHW8200FC in 2019.

  • All of MHW6630FW features PLUS

  • 5.0 cu. ft. capacity drum

  • 24 Hour Fresh Hold® Option instead of 16 Hour keeps clothes fresh 8 hours more after the wash cycle over.

  • 14 wash cycles includes Overnight Wash & Dry Cycle to Wash and dry a small load of laundry in the washer. No need for a dryer on a small load if you go to bed at night and want to have dry clothes by the morning.

  • Optimal Dose Dispenser allows you add detergent once every 12 washes and uses the adequate amount of detergent for any cycle

  • Large size 7.4 cu. ft. Electric MED8630HC or gas MGD8630HC dryers which also have steam option.



We highly recommend Maytag washer and dryer sets due to the following reasons:

  • Budget friendly.
  • Built for performance.
  • Stain removal and deep cleaning is the focus.
  • Stays true to its heritage and packs many innovative features.
  • Consistently gets high recommendations by leading consumer magazines and Designer Appliances staff.


Is Maytag Whirlpool? Is Whirlpool better than Maytag?

Yes, Whirlpool Corporation is the owner of both brands. We are also very fond of Whirlpool washer and dryer sets. Whirlpool employs higher price points and provides additional programming in their washers. Please check out our in-depth review of Whirlpool laundry..