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Maytag Bravos MEDB755DW Steam Dryer Review

An affordable, effective dryer with steam? Yes, please.

Credit: Reviewed.com / Matthew Zahnzinger
September 30, 2015
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By the Numbers

The Maytag Bravos MEDB755DW (MSRP $849) is a 7-cu.-ft. dryer that can hold its own against pricier and larger machines. Our tests show every cycle is more than capable of drying your laundry effectively, as long as you use it as intended.

Normal & Delicate

Both the Normal and Delicates cycles dried clothes entirely. Compared to the MEDB855DW and 835DW, though, the 755DW does run about 10°F to 30°F warmer—hot enough to take notice.

The Normal cycle took about 54 minutes and peaked at 156.8°F, while the Delicates cycle ran for roughly 50 minutes and got up to 146.3°F. Compare that to the ideal Delicates temperature of around 110-115°F and you'll see why it got our attention. The Delicates cycle is easily the bigger concern of the two, but at under an hour, it runs slightly faster than average. While your more fragile fabrics are getting exposed to higher-than-ideal heat, they're tumbling for less time.

Maytag Bravos MEDB755DW Cycles
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The ample cycle list lets users choose exactly what they need from their dryer. View Larger
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Quick Dry & Bulky

The Bravos line, including the 755DW, has a cycle called Rapid Dry that we use for our Quick Dry test. A manual cycle, it lasts 15 minutes no matter how many items are put in the dryer, or how damp they are. It’s designed for two or three items at a time, but our standard 4-lb. test load consists of about 10 items. As such, peak temps of 113.2°F only removed 68% of the excess moisture. That’s not bad, but you’ll get the best results out of this cycle if you use it as described in the manual. Other than crafting a high-heat, manually-timed cycle, there's no other "quick" option for larger loads.

Despite the 7-cu.-ft. drum capacity, the 755DW did a fine job tackling our large comforter. The Bedding setting ran on average for just 1 hour, with temperatures peaking at 142.8°F, and got our comforter 93% dry. That’s highly commendable, and even better than larger machines currently on the market.

Maytag Bravos MEDB755DW Controls
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A large range of customizable settings and useful extras make this a highly flexible machine. View Larger
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