Highly-rated washers and electric dryers include the LG WM8500HVA, Kenmore Elite 41073, Kenmore Elite 81073 and LG DLEX8500V, according to a February 2015 article by Consumer Reports. When compared to other appliances, these machines feature a quieter operation, bigger capacities, extra cycles, enhanced styling and stainless-steel drums.
The LG WM8500HVA, which is Consumer Reports’ top-rated front-loader washer, delivers an outstanding cleaning performance and handles fabrics gently, states Consumer Reports. It has 14 cycles and takes around 90 minutes to complete a regular wash on the heavy-soil setting. The TurboWash option takes 15 to 20 minutes less time to do a normal wash.
The Kenmore Elite 41073 offers superb washing capabilities, gentle handling and a huge capacity of up to 26 pounds of laundry. It takes 95 minutes to finish a normal wash and offers 15 to 20 minutes less wash time using the Accela-Wash option.
The Kenmore Elite 81073 and LG DLEX8500V are both excellent dryers with a large capacity and 29-inch width. These machines include a feature that allows a user to send data to the service center through her smartphone and have problems identified without the need for a house call. The highly-rated machines also contain energy-saving moisture sensors that switch off the machines automatically once the laundry is dry. The steam function in dryers helps get rid of odors in clothes, while the steam washer setting cleans stains more effectively, states Consumer Reports.