Maytag Bravos MEDB835DW Dryer Review
A great dryer for a reasonable price
By the Numbers
Hands down, the Maytag Bravos MEDB835DW (MSRP $999) is one of the best dryers we’ve tested. Not one cycle was unable to fully dry our clothes... as long as we followed the guidelines.
Normal & Delicate
The workhorse Normal cycle left almost nothing to be desired. Clothes came out 100% dry after about 50 minutes, and our sensors recorded peak temperatures of 150°F. That’s a touch warm—we prefer it to stay around 145°F or so—but nothing overly detrimental.
The Delicates cycle was even better. With the same resulting dryness, cycles averaged 1 hour and 15 minutes with peak temperatures of just 112.2°F—gentle and effective.
Quick Dry & Bulky
Our one caveat comes from the Quick Dry test. We used the 15-minute Rapid Dry cycle, which is designed to handle two or three damp items at a time. Our half-load consists of about 10 items weighing roughly 4 lbs., and that's more than the cycle could handle. Still, after 15 minutes and peak temperatures of 115.3°F, it did fairly well at 58% dry. Throw your clothes in for another 10-15 minutes, or just dry an appropriately sized load, and you should be fine.
Our bulky comforter was no match for the Maytag’s Bedding cycle. After about 1 hour and 16 minutes on average, with temperatures peaking at just 136.5°F, our down behemoth was an impressive 98% dry—far better than almost all other dryers on the market.
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