Best Washing Machines of 2023
Take your pick of one of these impressive front-loaders, top-loaders, or compact washers from Consumer Reports' tests
For most of us, doing laundry is a chore. But for Consumer Reports’ test engineers, it’s a mission.
Cycle after cycle, they work to determine the best washing machines for every budget and look for innovative features that make doing laundry easier—and faster.
“Research shows that consumers say doing laundry takes too much time,” says Mark Allwood, Consumer Reports’ senior market analyst for laundry products. “Manufacturers have been trying to address this problem with machines that have bigger capacities, speed cycles, or built-in pretreat features.”
For a broad look at the washing machine marketplace and to learn about types of washers, features, and brands, check out our washer buying guide. If you’re a CR member, you can read on for ratings and reviews of some of the best washers for each type, and view our complete washing machine ratings for even more options.