Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW washer review

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW is a washer with one of the largest capacities on the market and powerful stain removing options.

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW washer review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

A washer with an impressive 5.3 cubic foot washer capacity, the Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW is designed to power through large loads with ease and can handle tough stains, thanks to a PowerWash cycle.


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    Large capacity

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    Deep Fill option

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    Easy to use control panel


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    High water use

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With one of the biggest washer capacities on the market, the Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW has been designed to get through large loads in record time. Not only can you fit more in the drum, but the RapidWash cycle cuts wash time down to under 30 minutes for items you need in a hurry. 

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Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW: Price 

With an RRP of $809.99, it’s pushing the top end of the midrange market. It is available with good discounts if you keep your eyes peeled for deals. 

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW: Design and features

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW

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With a capacity of 5.3 cubic feet, you’ll be hard pressed to find a top-load washing machine that can handle larger loads, which means laundry day will be over and done with in no time. Filled to the brim, this washer can hold two to three baskets of laundry so if you have a lot to wash, this is the model to go for. It’s powerful too, especially if you opt to use the PowerWash cycle, which is incredibly effective at removing stains. 

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW: Key specs

Washer Capacity: 5.3 cubic feet
Max Spin Speed: 850 rpm
ENERGY STAR Certified: Yes
Width: 27 1/2 inches
Depth: 28 inches

Design-wise, the Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW is one of the more attractive top loading washing machines, thanks to a tinted glass lid with soft-close hinges and a sleek control panel with easy-to-read buttons. Other design features, like a dispenser that slides on metal rails, mean this washer is built with sturdiness and longevity in mind.

Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW washer review

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Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW: User reviews

Users are really positive about the Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW, scoring it an average of 4.4 out of 5. Many reviewers really appreciated the large washer capacity, although a few users noted that if you’re on the shorter-side, you may need a step ladder to be able to reach the bottom of the drum. Reviews also noted that it’s powerful enough to handle duvets and comforters without any problems.

Users also appreciated the easy to use control panel and range of washing settings. Some also said that a detergent film can sometimes be seen on darker clothing, but reducing the amount of detergent used helps eliminate this problem.

Should you buy the Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW?

If you have a lot of laundry to get through, or regularly wash bulky items, this washer is designed for you. You’ll struggle to find a good top loading washing machine with a larger drum and the PowerWash feature means it can power through stains without the need for a lot of time-consuming pre-treatment. 

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