Quality washing machine brands include Kenmore, Maytag, Electrolux and Whirlpool, according to Consumer Reports. These established brands provide impressive performance, design, energy efficiency and capacity. Quality washing machine brands must consistently improve their equipment to include innovative features such as mid-wash soaking, aggressive agitation, programmable menus and built-in USB ports for software upgrades.
Kenmore, Maytag, Electrolux and Whirlpool washing machines are all known for performing well, and comprise many of the top-rated front- and top-load washers on the market. All of these brands offer washing machines that exceed the standard 27-inch wide size and incorporate innovative features in all models that help add convenience to the washing experience. Front-load washers offered by these brands typically use less water and spin faster. Moreover, these brands attempt to save users money and conserve energy.
The Whirlpool Duet Steam Washer provides simple operation and superior washing with a useful steam setting. This washing machine also has a bulk detergent dispenser that takes into account water hardness and soap strength. Electrolux has a front-load washer that incorporates a sanitize cycle that eliminates bacteria, and an allergen cycle that removes dust mites and pet dander. The Kenmore Elite model offers a large capacity washer with normal and quick wash cycles, and allows users to save time with programmable settings.