Buying a new washing machine can be complicated and knowing which top loading machine is the best of 2011 might help you to make your decision. Top loading washing machines are pretty standard in the United States. They can accommodate huge loads of laundry and they work hard to get your clothing clean and fresh. All of the new washing machines on the market seem great, though. They all make the same promises and can be very difficult to tell apart. Fortunately for you, someone else has already researched which machines live up to their promises and offer you the best value for your money.
The Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ, available at about $900, gets the highest marks from Consumer Reports, Home Depot, and customers at Sears and Best Buy. This machine is lauded for its quiet operation, huge capacity, and sleek looks. Unlike other top loading washing machines, this one is actually energy efficient. It will save water and electricity. This machine has an extra fast spin cycle that dries clothing out so that they spend less time in the dryer. The Bravos comes in black, white, silver, and red. Some customers have noted, though, that the Bravos can be a little too hard on clothing.
Not everyone has $900 to spend on a washing machine. For less than half the price at about $425, you can own the GE WDRR2500KWW. This machine received high marks from reviewers at Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and Associates. The GE is not Energy Star rated, the spin cycle is slower, and the capacity is small. That said, the GE received high marks for washing performance, gentleness on clothing, and noise level. Plus, the vibration is very low. This machine is a very good value for the money.
Now that you've got the right top loading washing machine, go organize that laundry room!