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Best Front Load Washers for 2016 (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

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Our Best Front Load Washers article is an article that we update frequently as rebates change from month to month. Recommendations can change with prices.

Washing machines have become as much about energy and water savings as they are about washing clothes.

In addition to the traditional top loader, there are more economical front loading washers as well as the somewhat temperamental hybrid washer (or cross between the two of a top load with no agitator).

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Pricing updated for February, 2016

Frigidaire FFFW5000QW - $599 after $70 rebates

The Frigidaire is a good base model with all the basic features, like 7 wash cycles, and user friendly controls at a decent price of $669.

Electrolux 50 Series EIFLW50LIW - $699 after $110 rebates

electrolux eiflw50liw front load washer

Electrolux is our best selling washer and and is also the only machine with a second floor guarantee for quietness and less vibration. The base unit has tons of wash/rinse combinations for $809. It has a 17 minute wash cycle to wash your favorite items quickly.

Maytag MHW5100DW - $699 after $275 rebates

Maytag has a few interesting features such as Pre-soak, Steam and Adaptive Cold Wash Technology, combined with HE Detergent, Maytag cleans the best in cold water. It is large at 4.3 cu. ft. capacity and has a 12-hour tumble cycle, so your clothes won't wrinkle.

Samsung WF45H6300AW - $799 after $100 rebates

samsung front load washer

Samsung is the largest at 4.5 cubic feet. Steam is great for loosening tough stains as well as wrinkles. Steam by itself can also refresh clothes without a washing cycle. We also wrote a post about steam washers, and Samsung has good technology and controls. (pedestal not included)

Electrolux EIFLS60LT - $999

Electrolux is our best selling washer. It has a 15 minute wash cycle to wash your favorite items quickly and two pumps for the only washer to rinse with fresh water. Electrolux is also the only machine with a second floor guarantee for quietness and less vibration.

Top Front Load Washer & Dryer Laundry Pairs

Most people concentrate on the washer as part of a laundry purchase, yet the dryer is very important.

Most of the front load dryers now have sensor dry, which automatically shut down the heat by sensing moisture in clothes. This will save you money and prevent shrinkage of clothes.

Maytag Top Load Laundry - Electric $799 | Gas $899



Whirlpool Front Load Laundry - Electric $1,199Gas $1,299



Samsung Front Load Laundry - Electric $1,399 | Gas $1,499



Maytag Front Load Laundry - Electric $1,599Gas $1,969



Electrolux Front Load Laundry - Electric $1,699Gas $1,759

electrolux front load laundry black friday

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Confused? Don’t be. All the machines have an abundant number of cycles and features. You will be happy with any, especially if you are replacing an older unit.

Samsung is the largest and fastest. Maytag is the best in cold water. I like the Electrolux for second floor installations and their fresh water rinse leaves less detergent in the clothes as well.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, Maytag

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Steve Sheinkopf

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A note about pricing

Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing.

Please call the store for most accurate price.