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A washing machine is a significant investment for most people, so it’s worth doing the research on the one that is right for you and your home. Once you have decided on the size and features that are right for you (get our guide at the end), energy and water efficiency are next. All the machines included here are Energy Star-rated (see more on that below) except where noted, which will save you money in both energy and water bills.
Note that the least expensive machines you see on offer at any of the appliance sellers online or in-store are usually not Energy Star-rated for a reason—they aren’t as efficient (unless there’s an efficient model on sale from a previous season). That lower price might seem tempting when it’s time to buy, but you will end up paying for the difference in energy and water bills over time—not to mention wasting resources. Ahead, the best (and most energy-efficient) washing machines on the market.
What to Consider When Buying a Washing Machine