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The 7 Best Top Load Washer Models for 2023

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 2, 2023 6:45 AM 

The top load washer is an American standby, often with lower prices than front load washers as well as low repair costs, plus a long life expectancy. If you’re interested in upgrading to a new top load washer in 2023, our list of the “top” top load washers is a must-read! We review seven of the best top load washer offerings on the market today to help you find the best option for your home.

Now, let's dig into our reviews of the best front load washer models! They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.

NOTE: As of January 2023, our recommendations remain unchanged since the last time this post was updated in March 2022.



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Should You Buy the LG WashTower?

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 12, 2022 10:00 AM 


LG is not the first manufacturer to combine a washer and dryer into a single unit - there are all-in-one washer dryer combos that wash and dry in the same drum, unitized front load washer and dryer units from brands like Speed Queen, and even laundry centers that unitize a top load washer and dryer, like Frigidaire's washer dryer combo. LG's WashTower is new for 2020, and it unifies a front load washer with a matching front load dryer, with the control panel conveniently sandwiched in the middle.

Where does this machine really shine? Why should you buy the WashTower rather than a stackable front load washer and dryer pair? Let's dig into the details!


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What is the GE UltraFresh Vent System? Is it Right for You?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Dec 12, 2022 8:15 AM 


GE released a new set of models for their 2019-2020 front load washer lineup, and they all feature a cool new technology they're calling the UltraFresh Vent system. This system was TWO YEARS in the making and we're excited to see how it performs in the real world. We got a chance to see this cool new system at a product show in fall of 2019, so we're sharing what we learned there with you - complete with an exclusive video!


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Washing Machine Impeller - A Great Feature Giving You Extra Capacity

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 3, 2022 9:30 AM 


If you are in the market for a new washer, you are probably trying to learn about every style and option available to you. One option worth exploring would be the modern machines with a washing machine impeller versus an agitator. You can check out our washing machine buying guide for even more information!

These new high-efficiency top load washers do not have the traditional agitator in the tub. The agitator has been replaced with an impeller device that is designed to move the clothes to the bottom of the tub and do the washing. The impeller is like a very short, flat agitator in a cone shape. The beauty of it is that it opens up a ton of space in the tub for extra washing. 


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Maytag vs Whirlpool Top Load Washer Review - Agitator or Impeller?

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 2, 2022 9:00 AM 


There are many reasons why you might prefer a top load washer over a front load washer - with one important factor being the price. But are you torn between choosing an impeller washer or an agitator model? The Whirlpool WTW5010LW and the Maytag MVWC565FW are both top load washers priced at around $849, but the Whirlpool model is an impeller washer while the Maytag option is an agitator washer. We'll review and compare these two models to help you decide which set of features is best for your needs!


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Best Cheap Front Load Washers - The Most Fully Featured Entry Level Models

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Aug 1, 2022 11:40 AM 


When you're shopping for a new front load washer, you'll probably notice that the cheapest options are around $949-$1,049 outside of holiday sale periods. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, you're in the right place! We'll show you which entry-level front load washers have the most features to help you choose which option is best for you.

Whirlpool, LG and Electrolux currently make the cheapest front load washers at $949-$999. Your options really open up at $1,049 with options from GE and LG as well.


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Whirlpool vs GE Top Load Washers - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 1, 2022 11:30 AM 


If you're researching a new washer and want good quality and features without breaking the bank, here are a couple of options for you.

GE and Whirlpool offer many different models with many different feature packages that will allow you to find the model that will fit your needs and get the job done. These two top-selling brands have been around for decades and are tried and true in the industry. Both brands have evolved and now offer a full range of washing machines with the latest technologies that consumers are looking for. GE and Whirlpool get high marks for reliability and performance in their new laundry products.


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Largest Washing Machine on the Market - Meet These Mammoth Models!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 1, 2022 10:30 AM 


When searching for a new washing machine, there are many different factors, styles, and options you can take into account (which you can learn more about in our washing machine buying guide), but sometimes, tub size is what you are really focused on. If you are looking for the single largest washing machine on the market, we've got good news for you: LG makes the largest washing machine in both the top and front load category as of this writing.

We won't keep you hanging: the LG WT7400CW is the top load model and the LG WM9500HKA is the front load model (you can compare top load vs front load washers in our article). Samsung is a close second in the front load category with model WV60A9900AV, a washer with a 5.0 cubic feet main tub and a 1.0 cubic foot upper washer for small loads. We'll take a closer look at tub size in general and explore the details of these behemoths from LG. Let's dig in!


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Should You Buy a Front Load Washing Machine?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jun 1, 2022 11:45 AM 

If you are in the market for a new washer, you are probably trying to learn about every style and option available to you (for more information on buying a new clothes washer, check out our washing machine buying guide). Front load washing machines are certainly worth consideration. If you are used to a traditional top load style, a front loader may offer you a whole new perspective on doing laundry. A front load washing machine can be more expensive than a comparable top load washer, but that gap is closing as washer technology improves. 

We'll help you learn about the benefits and features commonly found in front load washing machines to help you decide if this washing machine type is right for your needs. Let's dig in!


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Maytag vs Speed Queen Commercial Grade Washers - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Apr 20, 2022 11:00 AM 


Washing machines have changed considerably with all of the new energy requirements, and many have become very complicated. Longer wash times and lower water usage have definitely changed the way we do our laundry, and new laundry appliances seem to require more service than older models, especially if the operator uses too much soap or does too many over-sized batches.

Customers are looking for options before they purchase - they want to cut down on service calls and are seeking simpler operation. If you are looking for the best rated top load washer with these features, you should definitely consider Speed Queen and Maytag commercial washers. 


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