Best washing machine in 2019

While you may think purchasing a washing machine is pretty much the same for everyone, there is actually a wide variety of washers on the market to fit an equally wide variety of needs. You may simply need a new washer to replace your old, you may need one to start fresh in a new home, or you may need another one especially for your delicate clothing or for use in a dorm room, RV, or small apartment.

No matter what your needs are, we have you covered. We’ve rounded up 25 top-rated washing machines below. The ratings of the top 10 listed below are based on Amazon or other retail sites, and the information is current at the time of this writing.

1. Costway Portable Mini Compact Counter Top Washing Machine w/ Spin Cycle Basket

Costway Portable Mini Compact 55lbs Counter Top Washing Machine w Spin Cycle Basket

Current Rating: 4.3

This washing machine is a specialty one that is perfect for an RV, dorm room, or apartment. You place it on the counter next to your sink, hook it up, and it will keep you from having to head to a laundry mat as often. Its spin cycle is a jump start on drying, making the whole laundry process go a lot faster.

Key Features: 

  • 10-minute wash, 5-minute spin cycle
  • Drain is gravity based
  • 5.5-lb capacity

Cost: Est. $65

2. Della Mini Washing Machine Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle with BUILT-IN PUMP, White

Della Mini Washing Machine Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle with BUILT-IN PUMP White

Current Rating: 4.3

This twin tub washing machine will wash your clothing and spin another load partially dry at the same time by utilizing both tubs. This is a portable and compact washing machine, but it’s thorough enough that you could use it on a regular basis. And using this as a supplemental machine for clothing that’s extra delicate can help those essential pieces of clothing last longer, too.

Key Features: 

  • Wash cycle: 15 minutes, spin cycle: 5 minutes
  • 8.8-lb max capacity
  • Built-in drain pump

Cost: Est. $140

3. GE White Laundry Pair with Top Load Washer and Front Load Electric Dryer

GE White Laundry Pair with GTW330ASKWW Top Load Washer and GTD33EASKWW Front Load Electric Dryer

Current Rating: 4.1

This washer is part of a matching set, and for an extra $260 you can get both professionally installed. The washer includes a stainless steel basket and deep rinse capability. The dryer has an aluminized alloy drum with 3 heat selections and an ultra-quiet design.

Key Features: 

  • Top-loading washer, front-loading dryer
  • 3.8 cu. ft washer capacity and 7.2 cu ft drying capacity
  • 120 V installation

Cost: Est. $1,000

4. Haier Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Current Rating: 4.3

This is a great portable washer that can make your small space all the more complete and eliminate time-consuming trips to the laundry mat. As with nearly all compact washers, imbalance is an issue, but one that is simply solved. Just open and redistribute the clothing to create a more balanced tub and the thumping will stop – easy like Sunday morn.

Key Features: 

  • 1 cu. ft or 6-lb max capacity
  • 700 rpm spin cycle
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Cost: Est. $200

5. Kenmore Front Load Washer with Steam and Accela Wash in White

Kenmore 41302 45 cu ft Front Load Washer with Steam and Accela Wash in White includes delivery and hookup Available in Select Cities Only

Current Rating: 5.0

This washer comes with a few key features that really set it above its peers. The Add Garment feature allows you to add forgotten clothes to a load after it has already begun. By selecting the Steam Treat option on this washer, you can avoid the need to pre-treat each possible stain, and that will be invaluable if you wash a lot of kid clothes.

Key Features: 

  • 4.5 cu. ft capacity
  • “Add Garment” feature to add to a load already mid cycle
  • “Steam treat” option to eliminate need for pre-treating

Cost: Est. $700

6. Kenmore Elite Top Load Washer

Kenmore Elite 31633 62 cu ft Top Load Washer in Metallic

Current Rating: 4.5

This washer has a Quad Action propeller offering 4 different wash methods.  It also utilizes a high-pressure rinse that sprays fine water particles, which will allow your clothes to get clean in just 29 minutes.

Key Features: 

  • 6.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • Available in metallic or white
  • Deep Fill option will fill tub more for larger loads

Cost: Est. $950

7. Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer in White

Kenmore Elite 52 cu ft Front Load Washer in White

Current Rating: 5.0

This washer has a few settings that can make stains a thing of the past. A SteamTreat option uses steam power to lift deep set in stains and 99.9% of bacteria which will allow your wash to finish more quickly and with fewer chemicals. But our favorite feature is the Kids Wear Cycle that will give the clothing your little ones wear an extra rinse cycle to make sure there are no detergents on your baby’s sensitive skin.

Key Features: 

  • 5.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • SteamTreat option for set in stains
  • High water temperatures for quicker washes with fewer chemicals

Cost: Est. $900

8. LG Ventless Steam Washer/Dryer Combination

LG WM3997HWA Ventless 43 Cu Ft Capacity Steam WasherDryer Combination

Current Rating: 4.2

This washer is a combination all-in-one, which can save you time and money. It will wash and dry your clothes seamlessly – which will prevent you from leaving clothes wet overnight (or longer) and them beginning to smell. Not only that, but it also includes a specially designed cycle for ridding your clothing of 95% of common allergens and has been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Key Features: 

  • 4.3 cu. ft max capacity
  • Allergiene Cycle for ridding clothes of allergens
  • TruBalance anti-vibration system to prevent shaking

Cost: Est. $1,700

9. Magic Chef Topload Compact Washer, White

Magic Chef MCSTCW16W3 16 cu ft Topload Compact Washer White

Current Rating: 4.5

This compact washer allows you to customize your wash in ways several of its competitors don’t. You can customize the function (wash, rinse, spin), the load size (to save on water), and you can even set it for delayed start to make sure it’s ready when you are.

Key Features: 

  • 1.2 cu. ft max capacity
  • 6 programs and 6 water level selections
  • Stainless steel tub with steel cabinet

Cost: Est. $230

10. Midea MAE50-1102PS 1.6 cu. ft. Top Loading Portable Washing Machine, White

Midea MAE50-1102PS 16 cu ft Top Loading Portable Washing Machine White

Current Rating: 4.8

This compact top-loading washer has a glass lid to allow you to view where your laundry is in its wash cycle. It has electronic controls and an LED display and it’s on wheels that allow you to relocate your washer as you see fit. As a compact washer, this is ideal for maximum portability within your home, or into your RV, or moving into/out of a dorm.

Key Features: 

  • 1.6 cu. ft max capacity
  • 3 temperatures and 6 wash cycles
  • Stainless steel wash tub

Cost: Est. $250

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