We know buying a new washer is a big investment and there are a lot of options to consider. Ultimately it comes down to what's important to you – the size of the loads you are doing, if you need to be able to hold larger things (like blankets and pillows), cost, energy efficiency, water savings, etc. Take a look at our comparison guide for more helpful information.
The ideal combo of effective and gentle, this washer received the highest overall marks among the top-loaders. Its 39-minute Quick cycle, however, was a little long for our testers. From $1100, maytag.com See the full review » Why Choose a Top-Loader Without an Agitator: These machines sense the load size and rain down the right amount of water for the cycle (instead of filling the tub) while the drum moves within. They're kindest to fabrics — and to your back. - GoodHousekeeping.com