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Washing machines have gotten very fancy (and very pricey) in the last few years, and shopping for your perfect match can be overwhelming. Enter the Good Housekeeping Institute Home Appliances and Cleaning Products Lab experts, who have decades of testing under their belts and know the best models to consider in 2021.
When we test washing machines, we evaluate them on the regular, heavy duty and delicate cycles for how well they clean and remove stains, how much energy and water they consume, and how gentle they are on fabric. We also test specialty cycles like bulky bedding and quick or speed wash to see if they perform up to our expectations. If there's a sanitizing cycle, we confirm the machine reaches a high enough temperature for the required amount of time to adequately kill germs on fabrics. We also test each models control panel for intuitiveness, how responsive it is and how easy it is to use. We even check how easy it is to open and close the door, and how easy it is to load and unload big and small laundry bundles into the machine.
The first decision youll have to make is whether you want a front- or top-loading machine. In Good Housekeeping Institute tests, both types clean so well youll likely not notice a difference in your clothing, though our tests show front loaders do perform a bit better. Which you choose is really a matter of personal preference.
A front-loading washing machine is the most energy efficient option. It uses the least amount of water in each load. Clothes get cleaned when they tumble in a small pool of water thats added by the machine once it senses the weight and type of load. Front loaders can easily handle big, bulky items, like comforters and sleeping bags, but do require bending to load and unload the tub. Most manufacturers sell pedestal drawers to raise the appliances up off the floor and save some strain on your back.
If space is tight, a front load washer can be stacked with its matching dryer and placed in a closet, bathroom or any narrow area where water, electrical connections and venting are available. Keep in mind that water often puddles in the door gasket, dispensers and even the drum itself at the end of the cycle and can lead to mold growth and odors. If you choose a front loader, youll need to be diligent about cleaning the gasket and dispenser and leaving the door ajar so the drum dries out and odors dont develop. A top-loading washing machine is a good choice if you like a more traditional configuration. Because the water in top-loaders drains down and out, they are less likely to develop mold and odors than front-loaders are and that's the reason many consumers prefer them. However, its a good idea to clean the tub and dispensers of all washing machines about once per month. Newer, high-efficiency top-loading models provide excellent cleaning and are still energy efficient even though they use more water than front loaders and they can come with or without center agitators.
Top loaders without agitators have huge tubs for extra-large loads and gently bounce clothing under a shower of water. Agitator models may be less expensive and can be a little less gentle on fabrics. They get clothes clean by moving them through a pool of water so fabrics are well rinsed and detergent, especially single-dose packs, are more likely to dissolve completely in them. Top loaders with agitators may have smaller tubs and use the most water of any style washer.
One of the biggest consumer complaints about front loading washing machines is the musty smell that develops when water puddles inside. This new GE washer has a venting optionthat automatically dries the inside of the machine and the door sealwhen your laundry is done. The machine pulls in outside air to dry the interior while the drum spins intermittently. And the door gasket, dispenser drawer and other internal components are treated with Microban, an additive to help keep mold at bay.
In our tests, the drum and door sealwere bone dry after a full vent cycle. We found the wash cycles speedy and very effective, impressivelycleaning our cotton and polyestertest stain swatches in warm and cold water. Even the quick wash removed a set-in stain in just 20 minutes.
This washer is packed with features,including SmartDispense bulk dispensing. All you do is select the cycle and the washer automatically adds the correct amount of detergent. It holds up to 50 ounces of liquid detergent and is a cinch to fill without spilling. Other extras include steam cycles, Wifi connectivity, and a 1-step wash and dry option that washes and air dries a small load overnight.
Kenmore washers are solid performers in GH Cleaning Lab tests and this onedoesn't sacrifice high endfeatures for its affordable price tag, making it our best value pick. This modelis an updated version of one we previously tested andoffers steam for better stain removal and sanitizing, an Acela or speed wash to clean clothes inunder 30 minutes, and nice extras like delay wash and presoak options, too. Here, you'll find 14 cycles andmultiple temperature, spin speed, and soil level choices for a truly custom wash experience.
This machine doesn't have an agitator, so even at this price you'll have no issues washing comforters, sleeping bags or any bulky item. What you won't find is Wifi connectivity or the ability to monitor or control it via your smart phone or personal assistant, but that's the only extrawe could think of that it doesn't have. Plus, choosing it in thewhite version shown herewill save you $100 over the silver metallic color.
Just launching into the market, LG's new WashTower gives those short on space and short in height something to be excited about. Sure, all front load washer and dryers can be stacked to install in a closet, bathroom or wherever space it tight, but LG went a step further. By placing the controls for both appliances in the center, short folks no longer have to stretchto see and set the dryer cycles. But that's not all. Built in sensors use AI technology to detect fabric texture and load size to customize the washing and drying cycles for better fabric care and speed cycles make quick work of large loads. Paired with the LG ThinQ app, you can set and monitor both appliances and the washer can even alert the dryer to the type of load coming its way. While we haven't yet tested this new pair, LG washers and dryers always do well in GH Cleaning Lab tests and we're looking forward to giving this new one a spin very soon.
This double-duty machine offers the ultimate in launderingflexibility thanks to two separately controlled washers in the same unit,without a significant increase in the overall size. The lower washer is built for extra-large loads and has super-cleaning cycle options, which include sanitizing and steam settings. You even have the ability to add up to five rinses onto a cycle to remove every bit of detergent from larger items like a bulky down comforter or jacket.
The smaller upper washer is made for delicates, items prone to bleeding, or single items like that dirty blouse you want to wear tonight. Cashmere sweaters we washed came out clean and without damage.In testing, we've found that Samsung washers exhibit excellent cleaning and fabric care performance.
This top loadingwasherhas acenter agitator but is still so huge inside soyoull never notice any compromise in capacity.While its energy-saving and efficient, you can add more water if youd like to with the Deep Fill option.Its a cinch to use because the control panel is clear, easy to decipher and super responsive to the touch.
ThePowerWash cycle boosts cleaning for extra dirty loads and RapidWash trims wash time to under 30 minutes for items you need in a hurry. A down-filled coat that we washed on the bedding cycle in a slightly smaller version of this same modelcame out thoroughly clean, rinsed, and free of suds.
This mighty mini is a Good Housekeeping Seal holder for good reason: Its deceptively large interior and space-saving exterior make it the perfect choice to install in small homes, apartments, or as second-floor laundry in a closet or bathroom.
Most unique is its TwinDos system that automatically dispenses the correct amount of detergent and enhancer for top cleaning of both whites and colors. There are tons of special cycles to choose from, including QuickIntenseWash which in our tests whitened cotton test swatches and impressively removed tough stains in under one hour and it's Wifi-enabled to monitor and control via your smart phone.
This top-loader might slide into a smaller space with its compact profile, but it easily handles large wash loads and its innovative wash action is energy efficient and gentle on clothes. Its easy to program with your choice of temperature, soil level, and load size selections, or choose from eight special cycles or customize your own pre-set Favorites you can repeat with just the press of one button.
This machine is super-quiet, and the Delay Start lets you wash when it suits you even overnight. We found the center agitator didnt interfere with washing a bulky queen-sized comforter, which came out clean and well-rinsed. In our tests, weve found that Speed Queen washers are solid performers, and the seven-year warranty reinforces that.
With a5.2 cu. ft.mega-capacity washer sitting atop a 1.0 cu. ft. pedestal washer, theres no laundry taskthis giant combo team cant handle and its super easy to load. Use the top washer for your everyday and oversized loads and the mini one below for just a few items that need special care or that you need in a hurry.
It features steam,works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or an app on your phoneand is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to sanitize and remove sniffle-causing allergens from fabrics. While the pedestal washer is perfect for delicates, we found the top machine gentle on fabrics, too. Keep in mind the pedestal washer is sold separately for an additional$630 to $750,depending on color.
Never again will youhave to worry about detergent staining your fabrics or laundry pods that won't dissolve:This washer works by pre-mixing detergent with water before dispensing it into the machine for better fabric penetration throughout the loadand less residue. It also features a dispenser drawer that accommodates a single-dose detergent pack instead of tossing it in the drum.This way, no matter what type of detergent you use,its already dissolved by the time it reaches your clothes to clean fast and thoroughly.
The most innovative feature of the Samsung AddWash is the mini door on top that lets you add a stray sock or t-shirt after the machine starts. The feature also gets rid of the problem of messy water drips that happen when you open the main door mid-cycle. With a quick cycle that washes clothes in about 35 minutes, this washing machine is great for busy families with lots of laundry to tackle.
Stainless steel top load washing machine. Includes SuperSpeed feature. 5 cu. ft. total capacity. Includes 5 temperature levels and automatic temperature control. Comes with child-proof lock.
White, fully automatic top load washing machine with 5 programs and 3 water levels to choose from. Can load 8 pounds at a time. Built in drain aluminum pump and drainage tube allows you to easily drain out dirty water.
Easy-to-operate washing machine designed with 6 settings, 3 water levels to choose from and indicator light on the control panel. Built-in barrel light function helps protect human eyes. Automatically adjusts imbalance is vibration is beyond certain level. Adjustable bottom feet to meet your needs. Machine will warn you if wrong operation occurs. Power will automatically shift off when wash finished or Start/Pause was not pressed within 10 minutes of pressing power. Available in blue, pink and yellow.
Washing machines can be just as complicated to use as your computer, especially the high-end models. So why buy one? They may clean best, use less water, spin faster, yet theyre gentler on fabrics thanks to the multiple settings and other packed-in features.
The least expensive washing machine is the traditional fuss-free top-loader with an agitator. High-end washers are typically front-loading machines, but there are also selections of luxury top-loading high-efficiency (HE) washers with and without agitators.
There is a large selection of high-end washing machines on the market, and all the varied features can be confusing. Choosing the right washer is a matter of knowing your specific wish list of features and which models include them. Our shopping guide can help you separate what features you might need versus what features you might want so that you dont get soaked when making your purchase. Check out a few of our favorites, too.
When shopping for a high-end washing machine, there are a few important considerations: top- or front-load model, capacity, drum depth, cleaning efficiency, noise, and what length of warranty is offered.
Top- or front-loading: Whether you buy a top- or front-loading washer is a decision based on your preference. Do you want to bend down (front-loading) or bend over (top-loading) to handle laundry? If space is a factor and you want to stack your washer and dryer, youll naturally need a front-loader. Take note that its easier to stuff a large comforter into a front-loading machine.
Capacity: Do you have a large household? Do you (or does someone in your family) work at a job in which your clothes get particularly messy, such as construction? Do you have an infant or toddler? Maybe youre hoping to wash all your super-thick bath towels at once? If youre in any of these or similar situations, you might consider one of the more generous washers (4.5 to 6.0 cubic feet) to handle the dirty work.
Size: Take note that some high-capacity washers are also wider and deeper than smaller-capacity models. Youll want to make sure you can fit a large-capacity washer in your space. Youll find large-capacity washers that measure between 27 and 29 inches wide. Youll find larger front-loading washers with drums that are 30 inches deep and top-loading washers with drums deeper than 32 inches, for example. (A traditional top-loading washer has a drum thats about 27 inches.)
Efficiency: High-end washers are best known for their ability to clean better than less-expensive washers. Thats because luxury high-efficiency (HE) washers keep clothing in constant motion for longer cycles and in less sudsy water than traditional washers, which allows clothing to freely move around more. More tumbling motion results in better cleaning.
Noise reduction: Vibrating washers on a wood or tile floor can cause havoc. A noisy machine can sound like a tornado coming through the house when its filling, agitating/tumbling, spinning, or draining. High-end washers have technology to minimize vibration and keep the decibels low.
Warranty: High-end washers may cost more, but theyre less likely to break down (so its okay to decline the extended warranty). Manufacturer warranties are likely to span from three to ten years on parts and labor, but always read the fine print for specifics.
Heres where it can become confusing when comparing high-end washers. Each brand has its buzzwords and trademarked names for features that are really describing the same thing on numerous pricey models. Youll have to read between the lines to figure out if you really need or want a particular feature.
Controls: Are the controls intuitive or do you need a degree in engineering to learn how to turn on your new washer? You may be more comfortable with knobs or with digital or electronic pad controls. There are plenty of high-end washers with a combination of digital and knob controls.
Cycles: You may prefer a couple of cycles or the dozen cycles included on higher-end washers. Some of the more useful include a hand-wash cycle, active-wear cycle, sanitize and allergen cycle, accelerated fast-wash cycle, and starch cycle, just to name a few.
Drum material: A high-end top-loading washer likely has a stainless steel tub (as opposed to the plastic or ceramic tubs in lower-priced models). Stainless tubs can withstand the higher spin speeds that expel more water, which cuts down on drying time.
Pedestal washer: Another version of a double washer is the pedestal washer. Pedestals were once only used to boost the height of a front-loading machine. Now, that unused space is put to good use as a small-capacity washer for tiny loads. The only disadvantage is you have to bend down to use it.
Smart: Many high-end washers have app connectivity that allows you to link your washing machine to an app on your phone, or it may be WiFi compatible with Google Assistant or Alexa. You can operate your smart washer remotely, adding extra cycles, for example.
Spin speed: Revolutions per minute (rpm) refers to the spinning speed of the drum. Speeds range from 800 to 1,600 rpm. There are pros and cons to higher speeds, however. On the plus side, faster speeds clean clothes better and extract more water from the clothing, resulting in shorter drying times. On the downside, high-speed models are pricey, delicate items can become damaged or tangled, and higher speeds could cause your machine to vibrate or operate more noisily. Look for a machine with adjustable speeds. A slower speed can help to reduce creases in clothing.
$690 to $1,075: Youll find front-loading washers with limited features, such as presoak and steam, and better-quality smart top-loading washers (more cycles and settings than traditional top-loaders). Many larger 4.5-cubic-foot models are plentiful in this price bracket. Speeds typically reach around 1,200 rpm.
$1,075 to $1,600: Youll find the bulk of high-end washers with a variety of cycles and settings in this price range. Front-loading washers have larger drums and capacities, from 4.5 to 6.0 cubic feet. Youll find stainless steel drums, more than adequate speeds averaging 1,300 rpm, and many with the prized steam setting.
$1,600 to $4,125: Here, youll find luxury brands offering front-loading machines. In this price range, youre paying for the brands premium name as well as the fastest speeds, proprietary features, streamlined aesthetics, and longer warranties. One thing to think about if youre considering buying one: be sure you can find qualified people to service these specialized appliances.
Clean a front-loading machine often. Front-loading washers are known for their mold and mildew issues. The reason this happens is because water pools in the doors water gasket, dispensers, and drum, which causes the problem, plus creates odors. Front-loaders just need a bit more attention than top-loaders. Frequently clean the gasket and interior, and leave the door open so the drum can dry.
Remove pet hair from clothing. Excess pet hair on clothing can clog your washing machines hoses. Before washing, remove as much pet hair as possible by putting on a pair of rubber household gloves and wiping down the item with your hands. The rubber glove method picks up pet hair better than lint rollers and tape.
We cant talk about high-end washing machines without mentioning a few more of our favorite models. The 24-inch Miele Smart Compact Front-Load Washer is loved by users for its reliability, its signature high-quality scratch-proof and corrosion-proof enamel exterior finish, and its CapDosing feature for custom treatment and cleaning power for specific garments. Bosch is known for making some of the quietest washing machines in the industry. The Bosch 500 Series Front-Load Washer may be a bit smaller than others, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in features, such as anti-vibration side walls. If youre hoping to buy a high-end model by Speed Queen, a brand best known for decades for manufacturing the most reliable washers on the market, we love the 27-inch Speed Queen Front-Load Washer. Youre paying for the size (3.48 cubic feet), the ability to stand up to heavy use, plus the features youll find on other high-end machines.
A. A 4.5-cubic-foot front-loading washer likely fits a king-size comforter with a little room to spare. These washers can hold about 20 pounds of laundry. A queen-size comforter fits into a 3.5-cubic-foot washer.
A. Measure your space as you would for any piece of furniture. The only difference is that you should leave about six inches behind the washer to allow space for water hookups, vents, and outlets. The six-inch rule also applies if youre going to stack your front-loading washer and dryer.
A. A high-efficiency (HE) washer uses a different washing system than traditional and less costly washers. There are criteria a washer needs to meet in order to be considered a high-efficiency machine. It doesnt have an agitator. Its designed to use less water and low-sudsing HE detergent. It relies on sensors to adjust water levels to the load, which eliminates wasted water (and saves money because youll use less energy to heat water). HE washers have a faster spin cycle to extract more water from clothes and shorten energy-sucking drying time.