Maytag Centennial MGDC300XW
Best budget gas dryer
This dryer is the gas version of the Maytag Centennial MEDC300XW (*Est. $550), but it gets better reviews from users than its electric sibling. This 7-cubic-foot dryer has basic dial controls and a powder-coated drum rather than stainless steel. However, it does include some useful extras: wrinkle prevention, a reversible door, an interior light and, most importantly, an energy-saving moisture sensor. Although it is not included in any professional tests, this dryer gets high marks from users, who praise its drying performance, capacity, features and value. We did see a couple of complaints about the dryer's noise level, but most users don't consider it a serious problem. The dryer is backed by a standard one-year warranty.