According to reviews, Admiral washers are reliable machines. They operate consistently without needing repairs. Reviewers emphasize the basic nature of this appliance and praise it for its practicality.
On the negative side, reviewers find the Admiral to be wasteful of water and hard on clothes, particularly because, as of 2015, the machine still uses a pole agitator. They compare it with more modern washing machine designs that use significantly less water. However, reviewers also acknowledge that the Admiral is a solid value for people looking to purchase a washing machine for a few hundred dollars as opposed to spending more money on a more technologically advanced model.