Roper washers rate lower in comparison with other Whirlpool washers. For instance, according to Consumer Reports, the Whirlpool top-loader agitator washer was the top rated in its category above Roper and other top-loaders.
Roper washing machines didn't make the top 44 from Good Housekeeping, with other Whirlpool washers making the list six times. The top-rated Whirlpool washer is the Duet Steam Front-Load Washer with an A minus rating from Good Housekeeping. This washer has high performance and a quick cleaning cycle, although it isn't as gentle on laundry as other machines. Another Whirlpool Duet model was also rated an A minus for its water-efficiency, low vibration and FanFresh function.
The Whirlpool Cabrio is Whirlpool's top-rated top-load washer, with a B plus rating for its good cleaning, quick cycle times and easy loading. As with Whirlpool's front-loaders, the Cabrio's only downside is lack of gentleness on laundry when operating on a normal cycle. While Roper didn't make the cut in Good Housekeeping for one of the best washers, it scored good in capacity, which means that it can fit up to 19 pounds of clothing. The Whirlpool machine in the same category scored at the top for its ability to clean well and quickly and be water-efficient.