As of 2015, brands voted among the top 10 washer and dryer models include LG, Kenmore, Electrolux, Whirlpool and Maytag. For front-loading washing machines, Electrolux, Samsung, Kenmore and LG top the list of best-reviewed products. Among the top 10 best-reviewed dryer brands are Samsung, LG and Whirlpool appliances.
GoodHousekeeping.com lists some of the top washing machines of 2015, including the Kenmore Elite 41073. This washer is a large-capacity appliance with programmable features and highly-rated normal and quick cycles. The Electrolux 4.3-cubic-foot washer garnered praise for getting clothes very clean in both the standard and quick loads. This machine also has a Fast Sanitize feature to kill bacteria.
Users found that the Whirlpool Duet Steam Washer's steam-cleaning feature did a good job at lifting stains from clothing. The top-loading Maytag Bravos XL HE machine was highest-rated machine by users because of its effectiveness at cleaning clothes. The Electrolux Wave-Touch received high marks for its customizable programs and energy-efficiency, while the Samsung WF5200's 10 different wash options impressed reviewers.
The Samsung DV457 dryer received positive responses from reviewers because it can be controlled via a smartphone application. Consumers found the machine easy to use and energy-efficient. The LG Smart ThinQ is considered a good dryer because it can be remotely programmed, can diagnose and solve problems and is equipped with touchscreen technology. The Whirlpool Smart Front Load dryer notifies homeowners of off-peak electricity hours, allowing them to save on energy costs. This dryer is also programmable via smartphone.