ConsumerSearch.com provides an updated list of the Best Washing Machines. They recommend the best top loader, high capacity, front loader, and budget options.
The top pick is the LG WT1701CV which gets rave reviews from both experts and users. It is considered one of the most attractive washers around, and has very intuitive controls. They recommend the Maytag MHW3505FW as the best cheap washer. It has strong cleaning performance, and gets great reviews, while only lacking some of the high end features of its competitors.