As of 2015, Whirlpool's highest capacity washers include the Cabrio High-Efficiency Model with Active Spray technology, the Cabrio Platinum HE and the Cabrio Platinum HE with Sanitary Cycle. These top-load models range from 4.8 to 5.3 cubic feet, according to Whirlpool.
The highest capacity top-loading machine can hold as much as 12 to 15 pounds of laundry. Front loading washing machines can hold as much as 18 pounds of clothing. The Cabrio models all received high marks due to their adaptive wash technology with active bloom wash action. Machines with this feature sense the needs of each load and adapt water levels and wash actions. The Cabrio Platinum machine has 11 adaptive wash actions, with a sanitary feature that destroys 99.9 percent of bacteria present in the wash load. The high-efficiency model can handle more than three baskets of laundry in one load.