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Maytag Bravos dryer supersizes with 7 cubic feet

The Maytag Bravos 7.0 Cu. Ft. SuperSize Capacity Plus Electric Dryer handles large loads of laundry and utilizes sensor technology.

This full-size dryer from Maytag handles full loads with a large 7-cubic-foot capacity drum. Physically larger than similar models, the Bravos MED6300TQ has a width of 29 inches by a depth of just more than 30 inches. The height is almost 4 feet, measuring 42 inches, but considering similar smaller models offer height extenders or pedestals for their dryers to sit on, this might actually be an ideal height.

Maytag - Bravos 7.0 Cu. Ft. SuperSize Capacity Plus Electric Dryer - White Maytag via Best Buy

The control panel is situated toward the back of the machine, creating a nice durable porcelain-on-steel worktop to set a laundry basket upon. Anybody who has hairy pets running around the place will tell you that this is no small feature. The analog controls offer the ability to easily dial in the desired setting. Included are seven drying cycles and five temperature settings.

The GentleBreeze drying system with IntelliDry sensor measures moisture in the steel drum and automatically adjusts time and temperature to protect fabrics. The DuraCushion powdercoat interior helps to reduce snagging, further protecting your garments. The Smooth Balance suspension system, along with the QuietSeries 400 Sound Package, both help to reduce vibration and noise.

Over at Consumer Reports (subscription required), they don't have a review of this particular model, but a similar version (whose main difference appears to be a viewing window for you--or your pets--to watch spinning clothes) does rate high with satisfied customers. Most see the different settings as the main benefit along with the large capacity. The fact that the dryer is not stackable may deter some, but with others noting the benefit of being able to rest laundry off of the floor.