Best Top-Load Washers Under $1,000

By Reviewed.com Staff

We've made no secret of the fact that front-loaders are the most efficient, best performing washing machines out there. But some people simply have to have that classic top-loading washer.

For some, that choice comes down to price: many of the cheapest washing machines are top-loaders. And while it can be tempting to get appliances that are packed to the brim with bells and whistles, most people just need a simple, efficient machine that'll finish the job it was meant to do.

If you don't want to empty your savings account for the latest and greatest, we've got you covered. Here are our best top-loading washers that cost less than $1,000.

Updated July 05, 2016

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GE GTW680BSJWS

The GE GTW680BSJWS features the very best of top loading technology, with everything the American public wants out of a washer: a massive 4.6-cu.-ft. capacity, a warm rinse feature, powerful stain removal. We love its efficient cycles, but it bows to market pressure by letting users choose to use more water than necessary. With a sale price below $700, it proves that premium can be affordable, too.

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LG WT1101CW

The LG WT1101CW is a lesson in compromise. Its cleaning ability is impressive, and Speed Wash wiped away stains in just 35 minutes. However, some flaws gave us pause. In our tests, it occasionally guzzled water in an attempt to compensate unbalanced loads, which will end up costing you more in the long run. You'll just need to decide if the time saved is worth the price.

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Where to Buy
Home Depot $749.00 Buy
Walmart Click for price Buy

GE GTW485ASJWS

The GE GTW485ASJWS combines state-of-the-art technology with time-honored laundry solutions. This top-load washer can calculate the exact amount of water necessary for each wash—or it can fill to the brim at the touch of a button. Whether you're frustrated by "high efficiency," or out to save the planet, it's a washer anyone can love.

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Where to Buy
AppliancesConnection $578.10 Buy
Home Depot $584.10 Buy
Best Buy $499.99 Buy
Sears $649.99 Buy

Samsung WA48J7700AW

While the WA48J7700AW is outperformed by other washers, it has a stellar sale price that makes it a great value for one of the most innovative appliance features we've seen. Samsung's ActiveWash outfits the top-loader with a tiny sink in the lid for easy soaking and pretreating. If you find yourself constantly shifting between the washer and a kitchen sink to scrub out spots, then this Samsung will be the perfect way to save time and hassle.

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Where to Buy
AppliancesConnection $805.10 Buy
Home Depot $899.00 Buy
Best Buy $809.99 Buy
Walmart Click for price Buy

Maytag MVWB835DW

The Maytag Bravos XL MVWB835DW takes after the Maytag Bravos XL MVWB855DW, minus the steam. You get the same 5.3-cu.-ft. capacity for $100 less. Having so much room for laundry means you can spend less time cleaning clothes and more time enjoying your life. Maytag's highly rated PowerWash cycle will also help you "power" through big messes. Whether it's big stains or piles of laundry, this Bravos is up to the task.

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Where to Buy
AppliancesConnection $653.80 Buy
Home Depot $658.80 Buy
Best Buy $599.99 Buy
Sears $899.99 Buy
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