Electrolux EWMED70JIW Wave-Touch Ratings
Features - 87%
Performance - 87%
Ease of Use - 86%
Energy Efficiency - 91%
We liked the overall performance of the Electrolux EWMED70JIW Wave-Touch, but considering it lacks a smartphone compatibility, we couldn't say it's a top-edge unit.
Discover the convenience of the Electrolux EWMED70JIW Wave-Touch front-loading electric dryer that manages to dry clothes faster and more effectively than many other models. The multiple options it offers often make it seem bulky and hard to handle, but once you get the hang of it, you will love its functionality. In addition, the $1,149 price tag makes this dryer a great choice for any home, although the lack of some ingenious technologies doesn’t justify the price.
The Electrolux EWMED70JIW Wave-Touch lacks one of the most important features that a dryer should include, which is the moisture sensor that analyzes the moisture level of the clothes. Still, it manages to offer good results thanks to the multiple options that create a wide range of drying features. The Extended Tumble, for example, makes sure the clothes don’t get wrinkles in case you don’t get them out immediately, and the Add Steam feature allows you to control the steam level.
The largest capacity of 8.0 cu. ft. make this dryer one of the most spacious models and the exceptional settings allow you to have full control over the drying parameters. Moreover, this dryer is NSF certified meaning it manages to sanitize your clothes and kill 99.9% of common household bacteria,
In case you have children wandering around the house, you will be thankful for the Control Lockout that helps you avoid unwanted use. Another great convenience feature is the Last Cycle Recall that automatically runs the last cycle in case the dryer is used by someone who isn’t familiar with it. You can also use the Delay Start feature that enables the dryer to start at a future time whenever it’s best for you. The Luxury-Quiet sound system makes the dryer so silent that you can use it at any time of the day and night.
With this electric dryer, you can choose from seven temperatures and five dryness levels so you can customize the many cycle options. Perhaps the biggest drawback of this advanced dryer is the lack of a smart technology that would allow you to remotely control your unit using a smartphone.
Cycles and programs
There are 12 drying cycles available so you can find one that accommodates all your personal belongings, including workout gear, bedding, stuffed animals, and much more. There is the Favorites cycle, the Bulky, the Heavy Duty, the Mixed Load, the cycle for towels, the one for delicate fabrics, the normal cycle, the casual one, and the active wear. Also, you can set the Time Dry, the Perfect Steam that refreshes and softens your clothes, and the Fast Dry that takes only 14 minutes to dry.
Size and Design
Everything on this dryer says luxury, starting with the delicate white or silver finishes that allow you to match the unit to any laundry room design or to a matching washing machine by using a stacking kit. There is also the option of storing the dryer on a pedestal in case you want to elevate it from the floor. The dryer measures 31.5” x 27” x 38” and comes with a reversible door so you can adjust its position according to your space possibilities.
The luxury is brought to the next level with the Touch-2-Open door that opens and closes with a gentle touch of a button and with the Luxury-Design lighting that offers visibility inside the dryer so no unpaired sock will get lost. In order to increase the sophistication of this appliance, the manufacturer has enhanced its appearance with a Wave-Touch control panel that can be operated with the touch of a finger. The wide screen will show you the endless laundry options of the unit and once you have made your selection, all the other options will disappear from the screen. Electrolux EWMED70JIW includes a drying rack for delicate items that shouldn’t be tumble dried, like shoes, rubber mats or demanding garments consisting of various materials.
One of the most important aspects of an appliance that works on electricity is the yearly consumption and a good model should help you reduce your electricity bill. The dryer uses 118 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $13.09, based on an estimated calculation of 8 loads per week. This way, you will manage to save up to 38% on your electricity bill while enjoying the multiple benefits of using a dryer.
Warranty and support
Once you purchase the Wave-Touch dryer, you will enjoy the limited 3-year warranty that covers the parts and the 4-year warranty on the labor, meaning you will have to pay for the damaged parts during the last year of the warranty. To make sure you get all the support you need, Electrolux offers you an email address, a phone number, and a live chat option so you can receive technical help. However, customers state that staff members who provide live chat assistance aren’t always helpful, but it’s not a general rule.