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The 25 Top-Rated Washing Machines for Better Performance and Greater Efficiency

While you may think purchasing a washing machine is pretty much the same for everyone, there is actually a wide variety of washers on the market to fit an equally wide variety of needs. You may simply need a new washer to replace your old, you may need one to start fresh in a new home, or you may need another one especially for your delicate clothing or for use in a dorm room, RV, or small apartment.

No matter what your needs are, we have you covered. We’ve rounded up 25 top-rated washing machines below. The ratings of the top 10 listed below are based on Amazon or other retail sites, and the information is current at the time of this writing.

1. Costway Portable Mini Compact Counter Top Washing Machine w/ Spin Cycle Basket

Costway Portable Mini Compact 55lbs Counter Top Washing Machine w Spin Cycle Basket

Current Rating: 4.3

This washing machine is a specialty one that is perfect for an RV, dorm room, or apartment. You place it on the counter next to your sink, hook it up, and it will keep you from having to head to a laundry mat as often. Its spin cycle is a jump start on drying, making the whole laundry process go a lot faster.

Key Features: 

  • 10-minute wash, 5-minute spin cycle
  • Drain is gravity based
  • 5.5-lb capacity

Cost: Est. $65

2. Della Mini Washing Machine Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle with BUILT-IN PUMP, White

Della Mini Washing Machine Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle with BUILT-IN PUMP White

Current Rating: 4.3

This twin tub washing machine will wash your clothing and spin another load partially dry at the same time by utilizing both tubs. This is a portable and compact washing machine, but it’s thorough enough that you could use it on a regular basis. And using this as a supplemental machine for clothing that’s extra delicate can help those essential pieces of clothing last longer, too.

Key Features: 

  • Wash cycle: 15 minutes, spin cycle: 5 minutes
  • 8.8-lb max capacity
  • Built-in drain pump

Cost: Est. $140

3. GE White Laundry Pair with Top Load Washer and Front Load Electric Dryer

GE White Laundry Pair with GTW330ASKWW Top Load Washer and GTD33EASKWW Front Load Electric Dryer

Current Rating: 4.1

This washer is part of a matching set, and for an extra $260 you can get both professionally installed. The washer includes a stainless steel basket and deep rinse capability. The dryer has an aluminized alloy drum with 3 heat selections and an ultra-quiet design.

Key Features: 

  • Top-loading washer, front-loading dryer
  • 3.8 cu. ft washer capacity and 7.2 cu ft drying capacity
  • 120 V installation

Cost: Est. $1,000

4. Haier Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Current Rating: 4.3

This is a great portable washer that can make your small space all the more complete and eliminate time-consuming trips to the laundry mat. As with nearly all compact washers, imbalance is an issue, but one that is simply solved. Just open and redistribute the clothing to create a more balanced tub and the thumping will stop – easy like Sunday morn.

Key Features: 

  • 1 cu. ft or 6-lb max capacity
  • 700 rpm spin cycle
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Cost: Est. $200

5. Kenmore Front Load Washer with Steam and Accela Wash in White

Kenmore 41302 45 cu ft Front Load Washer with Steam and Accela Wash in White includes delivery and hookup Available in Select Cities Only

Current Rating: 5.0

This washer comes with a few key features that really set it above its peers. The Add Garment feature allows you to add forgotten clothes to a load after it has already begun. By selecting the Steam Treat option on this washer, you can avoid the need to pre-treat each possible stain, and that will be invaluable if you wash a lot of kid clothes.

Key Features: 

  • 4.5 cu. ft capacity
  • “Add Garment” feature to add to a load already mid cycle
  • “Steam treat” option to eliminate need for pre-treating

Cost: Est. $700

6. Kenmore Elite Top Load Washer

Kenmore Elite 31633 62 cu ft Top Load Washer in Metallic

Current Rating: 4.5

This washer has a Quad Action propeller offering 4 different wash methods.  It also utilizes a high-pressure rinse that sprays fine water particles, which will allow your clothes to get clean in just 29 minutes.

Key Features: 

  • 6.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • Available in metallic or white
  • Deep Fill option will fill tub more for larger loads

Cost: Est. $950

7. Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer in White

Kenmore Elite 52 cu ft Front Load Washer in White

Current Rating: 5.0

This washer has a few settings that can make stains a thing of the past. A SteamTreat option uses steam power to lift deep set in stains and 99.9% of bacteria which will allow your wash to finish more quickly and with fewer chemicals. But our favorite feature is the Kids Wear Cycle that will give the clothing your little ones wear an extra rinse cycle to make sure there are no detergents on your baby’s sensitive skin.

Key Features: 

  • 5.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • SteamTreat option for set in stains
  • High water temperatures for quicker washes with fewer chemicals

Cost: Est. $900

8. LG Ventless Steam Washer/Dryer Combination

LG WM3997HWA Ventless 43 Cu Ft Capacity Steam WasherDryer Combination

Current Rating: 4.2

This washer is a combination all-in-one, which can save you time and money. It will wash and dry your clothes seamlessly – which will prevent you from leaving clothes wet overnight (or longer) and them beginning to smell. Not only that, but it also includes a specially designed cycle for ridding your clothing of 95% of common allergens and has been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Key Features: 

  • 4.3 cu. ft max capacity
  • Allergiene Cycle for ridding clothes of allergens
  • TruBalance anti-vibration system to prevent shaking

Cost: Est. $1,700

9. Magic Chef Topload Compact Washer, White

Magic Chef MCSTCW16W3 16 cu ft Topload Compact Washer White

Current Rating: 4.5

This compact washer allows you to customize your wash in ways several of its competitors don’t. You can customize the function (wash, rinse, spin), the load size (to save on water), and you can even set it for delayed start to make sure it’s ready when you are.

Key Features: 

  • 1.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • 6 programs and 6 water level selections
  • Stainless steel tub with steel cabinet

Cost: Est. $230

10. Midea MAE50-1102PS 1.6 cu. ft. Top Loading Portable Washing Machine, White

Midea MAE50-1102PS 16 cu ft Top Loading Portable Washing Machine White

Current Rating: 4.8

This compact top-loading washer has a glass lid to allow you to view where your laundry is in its wash cycle. It has electronic controls and an LED display and it’s on wheels that allow you to relocate your washer as you see fit. As a compact washer, this is ideal for maximum portability within your home, or into your RV, or moving into/out of a dorm.

Key Features: 

  • 1.6 cu. ft max capacity
  • 3 temperatures and 6 wash cycles
  • Stainless steel wash tub

Cost: Est. $250

11. Bosch 500 Series Stackable Front-Load Washer (White/Silver Trim) ENERGY STAR

Bosch 500 Series 22-cu ft High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 5.0

If you’re interested in saving space, this washer may be right up your alley because it will stack with a compatible dryer, making the overall footprint half what it may be otherwise. The efficiency of this machine will allow you to save money on your electric bill (hence its EnergyStar rating) and water, because it will automatically adjust to each load, using only the water necessary.

Key Features: 

  • 2.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • ActiveWater technology to conserve water
  • 15 wash cycles

Cost: Est. $1100

12. Electrolux Front-Load Washer w/ Perfect Steam & SmartBoost Technology – White

Electrolux EFLS617SIW 44 cu ft Front-Load Washer Perfect Steam & SmartBoost Technology - White

Current Rating: 4.5

This washer has features that strive to make your life easier. The stain soak option will help you effortlessly remove stains and the 15 minute fast wash cycle will turn laundry day into laundry afternoon. The SmartBoost feature mixes the fabric softener with water before use to make it the most gentle on your fabrics and the Perfect Steam option will help to remove stains delicately without any extra wear on your clothing.

Key Features: 

  • 4.4 cu. ft max capacity
  • Perfect Balance system and second floor guarantee for a quiet run – even on the second floor
  • StainSoak option eliminates the need to pre-treat clothing

Cost: Est. $900

13. GE DOE Top Load Washer in White

GE - 42 cu ft DOE Top Load Washer in White

Current Rating: 4.1

This washer has a 4.2 cubic feet max capacity and effectively utilizes the fact that it is a top loader. It contains an agitator which will allow your clothing to be consistently cleaned throughout the whole load, and the stainless steel tub allows you to soak and deep rinse. And if that wasn’t enough to sway you in favor of this washer, it also comes with a 1-year warranty on all parts and any labor to repair.

Key Features: 

  • Agitator center to thoroughly clean clothes
  • Auto soak for up to 2 hours
  • Deep water cycle to help break up stains

Cost: Est. $400

14. GE Stackable Front-Load Washer (White) ENERGY STAR

GE 43-cu ft Stackable Front-Load Washer White ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 4.5

This washer has a few features that make it stand out among its peers. You can program in a “My Cycle” which allows you to create a favorite cycle for your specific needs – which is super helpful if you like to wash certain things certain ways. You won’t have to push a bunch of the same buttons over and over just to get a load started. You can stack this with a compatible clothes dryer but it will function as well side by side, too.

Key Features: 

  • 4.3 cu. ft max capacity
  • 10 wash cycles
  • Extended tumble for up to 8 hours if you can’t switch laundry right away

Cost: Est. $630

15. Kenmore Elite -Wide Pedestal Washer – White

Kenmore Elite 51972 27-Wide Pedestal Washer – White

Current Rating: 4.8

This is a washer that is a complement to a full washer. You can place this under your coordinating Kenmore washer and run two loads at the same time. And because this washer is smaller, with a capacity of one cubic foot, you won’t need as much energy or water to run it. It’s a perfect supplemental washer for your delicate clothing or smaller loads.

Key Features: 

  • 6 custom washing cycles
  • Stainless steel wash tub
  • Electronic controls and LED display

Cost: Est. $400

16. LG High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer ENERGY STAR

LG 52-cu ft High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer Black Stainless Steel ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 4.5

This washer has 14 wash cycles and has specially named all their standard and special features. NeverRust indicates  that the wash tub is stainless steel, TrueBalance refers to the anti-vibration system that will prevent and muffle noise, and LG LoDecibel operation means that the machine operates so quietly you may not even notice it running at all.

Key Features: 

  • 5.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • Comes in black or white
  • Allergiene Cycle to eliminate most common allergens

Cost: Est. $800

17. LG Electronics All-in-one Front Load Washer and Electric Ventless Dryer in White

LG Electronics - 23 cu ft All-in-one Front Load Washer and Electric Ventless Dryer in White

Current Rating: 3.9

This all-in-one will surprise you with its efficiency. You can set it on a delay of up to 19 hours, so it’s perfect for setting before bed and having it ready when you get home from work the next day (and you actually have time to hang and fold). The water level automatically adjusts to the capacity to which you’ve filled it, and the fabric softener and detergent dispensers will automatically add detergent and softeners to the load at the appropriate time to make the washing and drying as hands-off as possible.

Key Features: 

  • 2.3 cu ft. ma capacity
  • 9 wash cycles, 7 drying cycles
  • 10-year limited warranty

Cost: Est. $1440

18. LG Electronics High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR

LG Electronics - 45 cu ft High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 4.3

This top-loading washer has a glass lid so you can monitor where your wash is in its cycle, and the controls are moved to the front so you can still view and operate while the lid is open. It has a complicated warranty, but parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the drum motor for ten, and the stainless steel drum itself is covered for a lifetime. And while all that is nice to have, the manufacturer has made it more and more unnecessary, particularly with its Direct Drive motor which uses fewer moving parts that may break over time.

Key Features: 

  • 4.5 cu. ft max capacity
  • Front control with LED display
  • Turbowash cycle saves up to 20 minutes per load

Cost: Est. $550

19. LG Electronics High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam and TurboWash in Graphite Steel, ENERGY STAR

LG Electronics - 52 cu ft High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam and TurboWash in Graphite Steel ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 4.4

With a capacity of over 5 cubic feet, this stackable washer is perfect for a big family with lots of laundry (or a smaller family who just procrastinates until they have large loads). The TurboWash on this machine saves thirty minutes per load, and when you have 5 loads to do on laundry day, this is a big help.

Key Features: 

  • 5.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • TurboWash saves 30 minutes per load
  • Steam Technology gently eliminates wrinkles

Cost: Est. $1,000

20. Maytag High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer (White) ENERGY STAR

Maytag 43-cu ft High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer White ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 4.5

This front-loading washer is stackable but will function side by side as well. Its sanitize cycle will use an extra high temperature to eliminate 99.9% of household bacteria, and the rapid wash cycle will keep you from spending your entire day on laundry. This will allow you to focus on the much more enjoyable process of dirtying your clothes rather than cleaning them.

Key Features: 

  • 4.3 cu. ft max capacity
  • Advanced Vibration Control to wash all size loads without vibration concerns
  • 10-year limited warranty

Cost: Est. $720

21. Maytag -Bravos High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White

Maytag -Bravos 43 cu ft High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White

Current Rating: 4.3

This is a great washing machine if your family has problems with stains. It has several features that will attack your deep stains and do so without ruining your clothes. The agitator will allow your clothes to get a consistent clean throughout and the PowerWash cycle combines with a Power Impeller to attack tough stains and remove them in a single wash.

Key Features: 

  • 4.3 cu. ft max capacity
  • Deep water wash option
  • Automatic dispensers for detergent and fabric softener

Cost: Est. $450

22. Samsung – High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam ENERGY STAR

Samsung - 45 cu ft High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam and AddWash Door in Black Stainless Steel ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 4.5

The best feature of this washer is undoubtedly the AddWash door – because there isn’t a family who hasn’t started a load only to find one extra piece of clothing that they really need to add. This door allows you to add that one more delicate to a load of delicates without waiting until you can add it to your next load, because that may take weeks!

Key Features: 

  • 4.5 cu. ft max capacity
  • Super speed wash completes a load in 36 minutes
  • AddWash Door

Cost: Est. $750

23. Samsung High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer (White) ENERGY STAR

Samsung 42-cu ft High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer White ENERGY STAR

Current Rating: 4.5

This stackable front-loading washing machine is perfect for the DIY-er. Because, warranties aside, should anything go wrong, this machine comes with a SmartCare app that will allow you to self diagnose any problems that arise. And the Self Clean+technology will send you reminders to run a self clean cycle on your washer every 40 cycles to ensure optimal cleanliness.

Key Features: 

  • 4.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • 3 color choices
  • 9 wash cycles

Cost: Est. $550

24. Whirlpool High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer

Whirlpool 43-cu ft High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer White

Current Rating: 4.5

This washer automatically fills to the level that’s required for the load it has, and no more – which will save you on the water bill. The Direct Drive motor spins at 660 RPM to remove water from your laundry, which will minimize the time in the washer. And as you may know, dryers are the real energy guzzler in the laundry process, so this feature may really save you money on your electric.

Key Features: 

  • 4.3 cu. ft max capacity
  • Quick wash runs a load in 28 minutes
  • Clean washer cycle will deep-fill to wash areas not normally reached

Cost: Est. $650

25. Whirlpool Front Load Washer with Load & Go

Whirlpool 45 cu ft Front Load Washer with Load & Go in Chrome Shadow 12 Cycles

Current Rating: 4.6

This washer will let you get clothes ready in fewer steps. The wash and dry cycle will allow you to dry (very) small loads in one step, and even without that feature, the FanFresh option will keep your clothes fresh for up to 12 hours after running. But our favorite feature is the Load & Go, which allows you to add enough detergent for 12 loads all at once and it will dispense a little at a time so you will be able to load and forget it for twelve entire loads.

Key Features: 

  • 4.5 cu. ft max capacity
  • Load & Go bulk dispenser
  • 12-hour Fan fresh

Cost: Est. $850

 

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