The Best Washers of 2018By Reviewed Staff
Whether you're washing your baby’s blanket or a blouse you want to wear to a big interview, you rely on your washing machine.
For better or worse, today’s washers are different than the ones you grew up with. At Reviewed, we’ve tested them all, washing thousands of pounds of laundry so we can tell you exactly which ones to buy. The best washers may not come cheap, but they'll rid your clothes of stains, treat expensive fabrics with care, and help you spend less time on chores.
No matter how much space you have or what kind of laundry you do, we’ve got you covered. These are the best washing machines right now.
Updated April 19, 2018
The Electrolux EFLS627UTT stands as one of the best front-load washers on the market. It is world's first washer to have a special place for detergent pods in the drawer, allowing for even distribution of soap. However, this washer also has strong fundamentals of stain removal and efficient cycles. Features like Sanitize, StainSoak, and Extended Refresh means that this washer can deal with any situation.
The Electrolux EFLS617SIW front-load washing machine has it all. The latest tech makes it great at removing stains, but keeps it affordable. Smart programming adjusts cycle times for temperature and soil levels, and the heavy duty cycle is the best we've tested. The 4.4-cu.-ft. drum isn't the largest on the market and the Normal cycle is long, but the 15-minute Fast cycle will clean clothes in a hurry.
The EFLS517 sits right in the middle of Electrolux's 2016 front load washer lineup. It's about $100 cheaper than the flagship, but still retains steam and sanitize cycles, plus the customizable StainTreat setup. Even without all the unique stain-fighting tools found on the top-of-the-line 617-series machine, the 517 is no slouch when it comes to getting clothes clean.
Miele has outdone itself this time with the W1 WWH860 compact washer. For those who want to set it and forget it, the TwinDos feature dispenses the right amount of detergent every time and can last for months. Micromanagers will be able to adjust the amount of water and spin each cycle uses to a level found on no other washing machine. While the W1 is expensive, it's one of a kind.
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LG knows how to build a great front-loading washing machine, and the WM3770HWA is proof. TurboWash can get clothes clean in just 30 minutes, Sanitize and Allergiene cycles are great for families, and downloadable specialty cycles can tackle any kind of stain. It's also gentle on fragile fabrics. Available in two colors—white or graphite—the WM3770HWA offers fast cycles and great stain removal at a competitive price.