Electrolux EWMED70JIW 8.0 Cu. Ft. Electric Island White Dryer ReviewDryer $1,549.00
Come one, come all, to see one of the most versatile appliances on the market today.
The Electrolux EWMED70JIW could be described as one of the top illusionists of the laundry appliance world. This machine—along with its matching washer, the EWFLS70JIW—is a challenge to use, but arguably worth the time needed to master it. It looks like a regular stackable dryer, unimposing with its white enamel finish and extensive list of eleven cycles. Upon further inspection, though, you'll discover that this machine has a full second list of specialty cycles that aren't visible on the selector, a control panel that uses a digital display to indicate which setting is being used and what options are available, and a push-handle door that makes for a rounded and smooth exterior.
One could argue that the lack of explicit detail on the controls makes this a difficult appliance to use. They would be correct: this machine had one of the highest learning curves we've seen on a dryer. It's certainly not a machine for those who want to keep laundry simple; there are plenty of more straightforward models for those that don't like lots of complicated features. Those who do like bells and whistles are in for a treat, though, as this appliance is not only about discovery, but is backed by some impressive drying performance that's both effective and gentle on your clothing. The manufacturer has a recommended price of $1549, which makes it one of the more expensive models we've tested, but you're definitely getting your money's worth. Online prices are typically at $1299, too, which means a sale is easy to find.