Maytag Washer & Dryer Review (2019): Best Stain Removal, Mega Capacity & More

Maytag washer and dryers are budget-friendly and reliable. Since 1893 Maytag strives for the same by bringing convenience into American homes with feature-packed, affordable washing machines.

The 2019 class of products are no exception. The entry-level model will start at a price tag well below $699 during promotional seasons. Stain removal will be at the forefront of modern features. Innovative wash programs will fight stains with both cold and hot water in the same cycle. The 5.0 cu.ft. capacity drum will handle king-size bedding.

Maytag's success in 2019 has been capped by its visually pleasing styling. In addition, you will love features designed for modern conveniences such as a detergent dispenser that you don't need to fill up each time, a drum that keeps clothes aerated even if you forget to pull them out right after the cycle is over.

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Unique Features

It would be an excellent idea to demystify Maytag's front load washer jargon before diving deep into the product line.

First, EXTRA POWER BUTTON - this is an important feature that is shared among all Maytags. When Extra Power is enabled, the washer uses cold and hot water to remove stains. Fighting stains sometimes requires cold water and other times 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 can't attend to your laundry. Gentle tumbling will last for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends. On the other hand, the 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.

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OVERNIGHT WASH AND DRY is the most misunderstood feature of Maytag. It is reserved for the highest-end washers. If you have a small load (about 2 pounds or so), 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.


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Maytag Washers: Quick Overview

Series Main Features
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, PowerWash with Extra Power fights stains, pairs with non-steam dryer, in White only
Base MHW6630HW Larger capacity at 4.8 cu. ft., Fresh Hold gently tumbles and injects air for up to 16 hours, PowerWash with Extra Power, 15 min express cycle for lightly soiled load, pairs with Steam Dryer, in White and Metallic Slate
Deluxe MHW8630HW, Mega capacity at 5.0 cu. ft., all features above plus, Wi-fi, Optimal Dose Dispenser load detergent that will last 8 washes, 24 hr Fresh Hold, in White and Metallic Slate

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Top Picks Table

3 Best Maytag Front Load Washers

1) Best Value: Maytag MHW5630HW

Width: 27-inch | Height: 38 5/8-inch | Depth: 31 5/16-inch | Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 10/4 | RPM: 1,160 | Color: White | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/No | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Yes

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

Why we like it:

  • Large capacity 4.5 cu. ft. drum.
  • Features the Extra Power Button. Maytag claims to have 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 type is removed very effectively.
  • 10 wash cycles include Fresh Spin, 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.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified Exceeds government standards to help conserve energy.

Pairs with the large size 7.3 cu. ft. Electric MED5630HW or Gas MGD5630HW dryers.

Cons

  • It does not have the "Advanced Vibration Control Plus" which helps on 2nd-floor installations.
  • Matching dryers do not have a steam feature.
  • No wi-fi connectivity.

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2) Best with Steam: Maytag MHW6630HW

Width: 27-inch | Height: 38 5/8-inch | Depth: 32 15/16-inch | Capacity: 4.8 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 12/4 | RPM: 1,160 | Color: White, Metallic Slate | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Yes

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Replaces rating 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 a six-point suspension system. The unbalanced load will not be a problem anymore.

  • 16 Hour Fresh Hold® Option an upgrade of 4 hours of a fresh cycle.

  • 12 Wash Cycles instead of 10, including Sanitize Cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria with extra hot temperatures. "Clean Washer" uses it with a household washing machine cleaner to eliminate musty smells. We recommend running this cycle once every 4-5 weeks.

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

Cons

  • No wi-fi connectivity.

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3) Best in Convenience: Maytag MHW8630HC

Width: 27-inch | Height: 38 5/8-inch | Depth: 32 15/16-inch | Capacity: 5.0 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 14/5 | RPM: 1,160 | Color: White, Metallic Slate | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Yes

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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 longer 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.
  • KILLER FEATURE - Optimal Dose Dispenser allows you add detergent once every 12 washes and uses the precise amount of detergent for any cycle.

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

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Conclusion

We highly recommend Maytag washer and dryer for the following reasons:

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

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FAQs

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..

Do you recommend top loaders or front loaders?

We get this question a lot. Our article top load vs front load washers answers this question based on 8 performance factors.

Does Maytag make a compact washer and dryer?

No. Maytag does not specialize in compact laundry.