Best top-loading washer
Although top-loading washers in general get lower marks in independent tests than front loaders, some people still prefer them, finding them easier to load. Also, you can also add items to a top-loader during a cycle, which won't work with many front-loading machines. Among top-loading washers, the LG WT4801CW gets good ratings from both professional review organizations and owners. The 3.7-cubic-foot washer doesn't use an agitator; instead it sends a high-powered spray of water through the clothes as they spin. This washer is Energy Star-compliant, and it excels at cleaning in professional tests. Owners love this washer's quietness, efficiency and ease of use. However, we did see several reports about malfunctions. This washer is backed by a one-year warranty, with the motor covered for an additional nine years and the stainless-steel drum for life.