Washer Comparison: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, LG – Consumer Reports Top Picks

Washer Comparison: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, LG - Consumer Reports Top Picks

Washer Comparison: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, LG - Consumer Reports Top Picks

So, I am thinking about buying a new Washer since the one I have is on it’s last leg. I can’t tell you how old it is cuz it is a hand-me-down hand-me-down hand-me-down – but it is old.

The problem is that there are a zillion washers out on the market, and I want one the just works and I don’t need a service guy coming out ever week. Quite nervous about that.

Now, I am looking for a washer in the $400-$600, with $500 as my goal. I will look at dryers later, since they are simpler and I feel the washer is the crux of the matter when it comes to washing cloths.

Doing the research for a washer quickly sucked up the good part of a day, and I finished more confused then when I started. So, I have now organized my notes with the washers that I found had the best reviews – which seem to also be what Consumer Reports found.

The first place I looked was Consumer Reports, and they listed the following washers as their recommended picks (listed here in alphabetical order):

AMANA NFW7200TW

Description: 3.5 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer

Price : $650 List : $587 Sears : $545 On-line

Google Shopping link:
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=AMANA%20NFW7200TW&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf

Mfg. site:
http://www.amana.com/laundry/washers/3_5_cu__ft__front_load_washer_nfw7200tw.pro

Sears:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02606101000P?vName=Appliances&cName=Washers&Dryers&sName=View%20All%20Washers&psid=FROOGLE01&sid=IDx20070921x00003a

Additional sites:

http://www.consumersearch.com/washing-machine-reviews/amana-nfw7200tw

http://www.retrevo.com/s/Amana-NFW7200TW-Washers-review-manual/id/9374ci976/t/1-2/

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=Amana+NFW7200TW&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6447313997088679791&ei=iwEDS6HALo-QtgOf08nPDg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CBwQ8wIwAw#ps-sellers

FRIGIDAIRE GLTF2940F

Description: Frigidaire Gallery 3.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer

Note: These stores have the same washer, but they use the following model numbers: (ftfb2940f – Best Buy) (ltf2940f – lowes)

Price: $750 list : $521 at Sears : $461 On-line

Google Shopping link:
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&source=hp&q=FRIGIDAIRE%20GLTF2940F&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf

Mfg. site:
http://www.frigidaire.com/products/home-appliances/Washers/GLTF2940FS

Sears:
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&source=hp&q=FRIGIDAIRE%20GLTF2940F&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf

Additional sites:

http://www.retrevo.com/search?q=Frigidaire+GLTF2940F&rt=os&cmpid=Reviews_Product&s_kwcid=1&gclid=CL2QnKn-kp4CFRQpawodEFbptg

http://www.productwiki.com/frigidaire-gltf2940/

http://www.epinions.com/review/Frigidaire_GLTF2940F/content_418254327428

http://www.epinions.com/review/Frigidaire_GLTF2940F/content_461960810116

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/appliances/laundry-and-cleaning/washing-machines/front-loading-washing-machine-ratings/models/overview/frigidaire-gallery-gltf2940fs-99017796.htm

GE WSSH300GWW

Description: GE 3.5 Cu. Ft. King-size Capacity Frontload Washer with Stainless Steel Basket

Price : $650 List :  $566 Best Buy : $540 On-line

Google Shopping link:
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=GE%20WSSH300GWW&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf

Mfg. site:
http://products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SpecPage&Sku=WSSH300GWW

Best Buy:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/GE+-+3.5+Cu.+Ft.+10-Cycle+King-Size+Washer+-+White/8211927.p?skuId=8211927&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8211927&ref=06&loc=01&id=1166235821002

Additional sites:

http://www.retrevo.com/s/GE-WSSH300GWW-Washers-review-manual/id/1081ag019/t/1-2/

http://www.testfreaks.com/washing-machines/ge-wssh300gww/

GE WBVH5300KWW

Description: GE ENERGY STAR 4.0 IEC Cu. Ft. King-size Capacity Frontload Washer with Stainless Steel Basket

Price : $800 List : $630 Best Buy : $585 On-line

Google Shopping link:
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&resnum=0&q=GE%20wbvh5300kww&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf

Mfg. site:
http://products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SpecPage&Sku=WBVH5300KWW

Best Buy:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/GE+-+4.0+Cu.+Ft.+14-Cycle+King-Size+Washer+-+White/9323145.p?skuId=9323145&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9323145&ref=06&loc=01&id=1218084655849

Additional Sites:

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/home/2009/07/best-washing-machines-consumer-reports-review-ratings-ge-wbvh5300k-whirlpool-duet-steam-wfm9550ww-ma.html

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/appliances/laundry-and-cleaning/washing-machines/front-loading-washing-machine-ratings/models/overview/ge-wbvh5300kww-99023538.htm

GE WCVH6800JWW

Description: GE ENERGY STAR – 4.0 IEC Cu. Ft. King-size Capacity Frontload Washer with Stainless Steel Basket

Price: $900 list : $719 at Best Buy : $626 On-line

Google Shopping link:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=GE+WCVH6800JWW&hl=en&cid=18061683717969693685&sa=title#scoring=p

Mfg. site:
http://products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SpecPage&Sku=WCVH6800JWW

Best Buy:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/GE+-+4.0+Cu.+Ft.+26-Cycle+King-Size+Washer+-+White/8823286.p?skuId=8823286&id=1207352350126

LG WM2016CW

Front Load Washer with 5 Washing Programs – gentle and slow ($630 BB)

Description: 3.6 cu. ft. Front Loading Washer with 5 Washing Programs

Price: $800 List : $630 Best Buy : $419 Online

Google Shopping link:
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=LG+WM2016CW&scoring=p&sa=N&start=10

Mfg. site:
http://www.lge.com/us/appliances/washers/LG-WM2016CW.jsp

Best Buy:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+3.6+Cu.+Ft.+5-Cycle+Washer+-+White/8247569.p?skuId=8247569&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8247569&ref=06&loc=01&id=1169252412410

Washer Comparison: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, LG - Consumer Reports Top Picks

The cheepest washing machine I could find.

Washer Comparison: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, LG - Consumer Reports Top Picks

Ahhh - the future.

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