6 of the best washing machines you can buy right now.
Use 64 percent less water per load with the Vision washer. It only needs 13 gallons to deliver the cleaning power of 400 gallons of water. It maximizes efficiency and monitors load size, temperature and cycle time via an EcoSmart™ intelligence network that ensures no energy is wasted.
Bosch Vision™ Washer. $999-$1,549; .
The IQ-Touch washer is a cleaning genius. It takes only 18 minutes to wash, is 75 percent more energy efficient and uses 56 percent less water than competitors. The IQ-Touch custom wash cycle controls balance and keeps even oversized wash loads balanced for smooth, quiet operation.
Electrolux Front Load Washer with IQ-Touch Controls #EIED55HMB. $1,399; .
It's no longer necessary to buy a front-load washer to get a glass door; the Profile Harmony has a glass top door—something not found on conventional top-loaders. Its HydroHeater system, with its ability to control bursts of hot water, is extra tough on bacteria and stains. It also has an LCD touch screen with an English/Spanish option.
GE Profile Harmony™ Washer #WPGT9360EPL. $1,299; .
The 4.5-foot capacity of the Ultra-Capacity SteamWasher makes it among the largest on the market. Its Allergiene™ cycle is so effective that this is the first and only washing machine to receive "asthma and allergy-friendly" certification from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
LG Ultra-Capacity SteamWasher with Allergiene™ Cycle #WM2801. $1,399-$1,499; .
The Bravos® washer is powered by commercial technology to deliver vibration control that tops any front load competitor and its 5.0 cubic foot capacity makes it larger than them, too. We like its snappy crimson red finish for a little added excitement in the laundry room.
Maytag Bravos® Washer with Window Lid and Power #MVWB570WR. $1,199; .
The Duet™ Steam Washer completes a load in just 17 minutes making it the industry's fastest. It also uses 74 percent less water and 80 percent less energy than a traditional top load machine and is so large (4.4 cubic feet) that it can handle up to 18 pairs of jeans in a single load.
Whirlpool Duet™ Steam Washer #WFW9550WL. $1,499; .