As of March 2015, GE top-loading washers are rated below Samsung and LG models by consumer group Consumer Reports, but are considered comparable in quality to most other major brands. However, GE's front-loading washers are rated second-to-last among major brands.
GE top-loading washers are not considered as consistently high in quality as Samsung or LG models, which is one major reason for their lower overall ranking by Consumer Reports. However, one GE top-loading washer model was among Consumer Report's 2014 recommended models for washers using agitators. GE front loading washers have had significant reliability problems in recent model years, and Consumer Reports recommends avoiding them for this reason.