Clothes Washer: Product Guide

It’s pretty simple to buy a washer these days, just look for a High Efficiency (HE) model. HE top-loaders and HE front-loaders have nearly the same energy savings.

If you are buying a laundry pair (washer + dryer), then choose the washer that you want first. The dryers all have similar energy use.

Avoid buying a standard top-loader: You can get an HE top-loader for the same price, and save $70 per year in energy and water costs.

Here are some of our top picks. All of these models have 1100 to 1200 RPM on the spin cycle, which leads to the shortest dryer time and the greatest energy savings.


HE top-loaders cost about $200 less than HE front-loaders, so look for good prices and energy savings with these models.

Kenmore firstKenmore 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer w/ Express Cycle – White

This model has many positive customer reviews. Users note that if you follow the directions, clothes come out clean and fresh. The great low purchase price, and great low energy use.



LG twoLG – TurboWash 5.2 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle Mega-Capacity High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer

A product that customers rave about. This LG washer is sleek, easy to use, and has a large capacity. Performs well with bulky items. A low energy user.




Samsung Samsung – 4.5 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer

Great low energy use and a low price. Customers love its capacity and its quiet performance. A solid choice.





These machines make for a great looking, energy saving laundry pair.


Whirlpool DuetWhirlpool – Duet 4.2 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer – White

Customers like the simplicity of operation and the large capacity for its size. Low energy and water use, great customer reviews.




LG largeLG – 4.0 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Ultra large-Capacity High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer

95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend. Need we say more? A great low energy user with a good-looking design.




SamsungSamsung – 4.2 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer

A popular washing machine with its customers, who note its very quiet performance. Great low energy use, and a nice low price.


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