If you're having trepidations about entering the world of front-loading washers, the Amana NFW5700BW (MSRP $799) is a good first step. It has only five cleaning cycles, one of which is simply a cold-water wash. It's all very straightforward, and a 4.1 cubic foot drum is on par with other machines in its class.
In terms of pure cleaning performance, the NFW5700BW is a bit below average, and its special features are nonexistent.
|Wash Capacity||4.1 Cu. Ft.|