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The best top-load washers of 2020

Front-load washers might be trending in homes all over the country, but top-load washers are still viable choices. Top-load washers are reliable and energy-efficient workhorses, and they can clean large loads with ease.

The best top-load washers have a range of features, but not every one of them is going to be right for you. There are a lot to choose from, so if you’re unsure, check out this list of the best top-loading washers for 2020.

Maytag MVWB765FW

Maytag’s 4.7-cubic-foot washer is both highly affordable and excellent at getting dirty clothes clean. It comes with a variety of useful settings: The PowerWash mode adds extra heated water and speeds up the agitator to take care of stains fast, while the Deep Fill mode adds extra water when you need it. The Rapid Wash mode, meanwhile, gets the job done fast and saves water, while the sanitize mode is designed for making sure things are clean and safe. There are plenty of other setting options too — plus multiple temperature options, auto-sensing to adjust the water level, and a lot more. It’s an incredibly versatile washing machine with a great discount!

Samsung WA54R7600AW

Samsung’s extra-large 5.4-cubic-foot washer can hold laundry loads for the whole family and clean in as little as 36 minutes. It comes with a steam function for tackling tough stains and a waterjet for applying spot cleaners before a big wash. There are also smart features like troubleshooting via an app, automatic water fill based on the size of the load, and a self-clean option. That’s all in addition to 12 washing cycles, nine additional modes for various fabrics, and five temperature levels to choose from.


This 5.5-cubic-foot energy-efficient model is certified by Energy Star to meet or exceed federal guidelines of energy efficiency, thus conserving electricity while saving you money. It uses a unique low-set oscillator that saves a lot of room compared with a traditional agitator. There’s also a cold wash setting for saving a bit more energy while using a powerful cold water cycle to do jobs previously handled by warm water.

The anti-vibration system reduces noise, so you don’t have to listen to constant clanging while the washer is on. There’s also sensors and automatic settings that make all kinds of washing easier, plus an easy self-clean maintenance mode. Like other models in this LG line, it also supports app control for easy smartphone management, plus voice command support for Alexa and Google Assistant. Whether you want great smart features or an extra-large drum capacity, LG’s washer can handle it.

Whirlpool WTW5000DW

One of the most energy-efficient top-load washers on the market right now is this one from Whirlpool. This model uses a low-profile impeller that is gentle on clothing while using no more than the right water amount for each load of laundry. A built-in sensor automatically detects the size of the load and fills the tub with water accordingly. The impeller works to steer clothing toward the center of the tub, as this is where clothing is cleaned most effectively.

By maximizing efficiency, the impeller also allows the machine to use less water and doesn’t cause the wear and tear to your clothing that some agitators can produce. There are 12 cleaning cycles to choose from, so you have a wide range of options when it comes to customizing this machine for each load of laundry. If you’re looking for a machine that won’t produce a sky-high water bill and conserves water, look no further than this model.

GE Smart Top Load Washer with Wi-Fi

If you’re looking for a smart washing machine that responds to voice commands and that you can control wirelessly from a smartphone, this GE model is one to consider. You probably know what it feels like to forget to transfer a fresh load of laundry from the washer to the dryer, but that won’t happen with this model; you’ll get reminders and alerts letting you know when the load is done or when you haven’t removed the washed clothing from the machine.

The machine features a convenient water station, which gives you the option to pre-wash especially dirty clothing in a faucet with water and detergent. You’ll never forget to put the laundry detergent in, as this model automatically dispenses it for you. It also offers a speed wash setting, which will get your lightly soiled clothing items completely clean if you need them in a rush. Plus, the washer is EnergyStar certified, making it a green and energy-efficient addition to your home.

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