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Aztec’s Best Washing Machine Brands for 2021

by Pam Silvia

While it’s easy to take them for granted, our washing machines work hard to clothe us with clean garments, disinfect our home furnishings, and treat stains as soon as tragedy strikes on wine and cheese night. It is because of our dependency on them that we must ensure they perform at their best.

But when your machine is unexpectedly on the outs, it’s time to invest in a new one, and with more brands adopting increasingly essential features like sanitize options and load balancing, we also think it’s time our laundry setups follow suit.

After you’ve taken measurements and delved into some light research, the next step in your shopping journey is to learn about washing machine brands and the features they offer. Often, brands can quickly indicate what a consumer can expect in terms of durability, performance quality, appearance—and more. Most importantly, brands offer a glimpse into how their products can fit into your lifestyle.

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How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Brand

When narrowing your selection, it largely comes down to what you prioritize. Accordingly, there are a few questions to ask yourself during your buying journey. Among them: Do you crave a high-scale look? Are there budget constraints for this purchase? Does your family only require base-level features, or would you like to reap the benefits of smart sensors? These and semantically related questions should be ones you ponder as you conduct your research.

It might help to first identify your budget and then explore laundry machine brands within that price range. Most online catalogs (including ours!) have a navigation pane on the right- or left-hand side so you can apply filters based on personal criteria. On our catalog, you can filter by price, dimensions, brand, and a handful of prominent features.

Read on to learn about the best washing machine brands our catalog has to offer!

1. Electrolux

A leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for over a century, Electrolux has reinvented taste and level of care for millions of households. Electrolux washers are no exception. Boasting endless utility and style-forward appeal, Electrolux laundry machines embody the idea that great design doesn’t happen by accident.

For starters, Electrolux features the industry’s first adaptive dispenser that accepts detergent pods so you can do laundry your way (and help reduce landfill pollution with less packaging waste). Among other ultra-convenient features, Electrolux washing machines are stocked with a sanitize option that removes 99 percent of bacteria and 95 percent of allergens in addition to load-balancing technology that keeps oversized wash loads balanced for quiet operation.

If that’s not enough, many washing machines from this premium brand include a StainTreat™ option that removes set-in stains, an Extended Refresh setting to keep garments fresh until you can transfer them to the dryer, and automatic water-level adjustment.

mother and daughter do laundry together with Electrolux washer and dryer pair

Pictured: Electrolux Laundry 4.3 Cu Ft. Titanium Front Load Washer (EFLS527UTT)

2. LG

LG washers personalize how we do laundry, offering customized cycles that deliver cleaner loads. A premium appliance brand, LG doles out products that let you take some time back for yourself. As we all know, laundry can be a very time-consuming task, and this top washing machine brand responds to our needs by bringing Mega Capacity and 30-minute TurboWash™ cycles to the laundry room.

What’s more, connectivity with the ThinQ® App on select models lets you monitor and control laundry remotely, and Proactive Customer Care sends maintenance tips and alerts to your smart device so you can rest assured your appliance is in tip-top shape. Additionally, smart LG washers have AI technology that takes the guesswork out of laundry day, selecting optimal wash or dry settings for any given load.

And the convenience doesn’t end there. Select LG washers come with an ezDispense™ reservoir that automatically dispenses detergent and fabric softener to clean up to 18 loads with just one easy fill. In terms of efficiency, ColdWash™ technology penetrates deeply into fabrics so you can enjoy the savings associated with cold-water use and the high performance associated with warm-water performance.

overhead shot of woman pouring in liquid detergent in dispenser of her LG washer

Pictured: LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. Black Steel Mega Capacity Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front Load Washer (WM4500HBA)

3. Maytag

If what you’re looking for is a washer that doesn’t compromise on performance while not breaking the bank (and, really, who isn’t?), look no further than Maytag. Power and durability come standard, as Maytag washing machines are equipped with hard-hitting features you can count on to move mountains of laundry. And with many Maytag models offering a 10-year limited-parts warranty, you can expect longevity and superior customer care.

While front-load washers have emerged as the more stylish configuration, top-load washers from Maytag give other brands’ front-load models a run for their money. The brand’s signature slow-close glass lid offers both a clear view of your spinning laundry and a luxe appearance that is bound to upgrade any laundry setup.

Advanced wash features, like Deep Fill, the Power™ impeller, Advanced Vibration Control™, Wrinkle Control, and Auto Sensing, ultimately make Maytag one of the best washing machine brands in the industry.

overhead shot of Maytag top-loading washer

Pictured: Maytag® 4.8 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer (MVW6200KW)

4. Samsung

Ranked by J.D. Power as #1 in customer satisfaction with front-load and top-load washers, Samsung lives up to the accolades with large-capacity tubs, tech-forward features, and premium appliance finishes. On top of that, Samsung is the #1 best-selling laundry brand, and the vast majority of its washers are ENERGY STAR® certified. And if you can believe it, there’s more.

Select Samsung washers feature an additional AddWash™ door that eliminates the need to do an extra load of laundry when you forgot to throw in an item or two; now, you can conveniently add in those stray socks after the cycle has begun without starting all over again. Speaking of convenience, many Samsung washers allow you to wash a full load in as little as 36 minutes without sacrificing cleaning performance.

In addition, Steam Wash harnesses the power of steam to remove stains without pre-treatment, and in the interest of giving your clothes the utmost care, many Samsung front-load models come with a diamond drum interior that is designed to extend clothing life, preventing snags with smaller water holes in the drum. And when all is said and done, the Self Clean+ option will keep your washer interior odorless and clean by using a combination of powerful water jets and high spin speeds to remove dirt and bacteria.

young boy in soccer uniform retrieves clothes from Samsung washer

Pictured: Samsung Front Load Washer - Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel (WF45K6500AV)

5. Whirlpool

Rounding out our list of Aztec’s best washing machine brands is the ever-reliable Whirlpool. Broadly considered a “great-value” manufacturer, Whirlpool offers a wide range of laundry machines at price points that won’t prompt you to turn out your pockets. But here’s the real bottom line: Whirlpool washers are designed to help streamline laundry days while you’re busy elsewhere in your home.

On select models, you can skip adding detergent thanks to the Whirlpool Load & Go™ dispenser that allows you to fill it once for every 20 to 40 loads so you can care for your clothes in fewer steps. Intuitive touch controls on their newer models ensure your laundry gets the right type of fabric care, guiding you to the ideal cycle combinations for each load.

Among a slew of convenient capabilities, smart Whirlpool washers grant you instant access to the settings you use most with a touchscreen panel that learns, adapts, and suggests personalized presets based on your family’s routines. For even more customized care, these Whirlpool appliances allow you to create and save up to 30 cycles for even your most sentimental garments.

woman retrieves laundry products from pedestal attached to her Whirlpool washer

Pictured: Whirlpool® 5.0 Cu. Ft. Chrome Shadow Front Load Washer (WFW9620HC)

Let Us Help You

As always, don’t hesitate to contact our appliance experts to help you find a top-rated washing machine that keeps up with your needs and lifestyle. Whether you call us at (858) 987-5777 or visit us at our San Diego location, our Aztec Appliance staff is happy to help! More accessible than ever, we are also available via chat!