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Gas VS. Electric Dryers

What you need to know before you shop

One of the first considerations when you’re purchasing a dryer is not performance, capacity, size, style or convenient innovation, but how it's powered. What, exactly, is the difference between gas and electric dryers?


What Is The difference between gas and electric dryers?


Gas dryers use a standard 110/115-volt outlet to power the drum, fan, lights and controls, but employ natural gas or propane to generate heat.

Gas dryers heat up more quickly than electric.


Electric dryers require a larger three- or four-pronged, 240-volt electrical outlet.

Electric dryers tend to have a lower MSRP1 than comparable gas models.

Quick installation (no dedicated gas line required).

Discover Maytag gas dryer vs electric dryer features.


Before deciding on a gas dryer vs. an electric dryer, check your hookups. Most laundry rooms come equipped with a 240-volt outlet for an electric dryer. If you don’t have an existing natural gas source, the best choice may be to go electric. It’s up to you to determine if the initial cost of having a dedicated gas line professionally installed generally outweighs the benefits of a gas dryer.

But if you do have a gas line (or are installing one) and plan on staying in your home for more than five years, a gas dryer might be the right choice.

Gas or Electric, Maytag’s Got It

Gas and electric models come with comparable performance, control, sizes and styles. Maytag offers it all.

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*MSRP is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Dealer alone determines actual retail and advertised prices