Before you go out and buy that expensive washing machine, you'll want to read this buying guide to help save you time, money and heartache!
Top-loaders ($350 and up) are easy to use―they don't require bending over. Front-loaders ($600 and up) use 65 percent less energy and a third less water, since their basins don't completely fill. However, new, pricier top-loaders ($900 and up) rival the energy efficiency of front-loaders.
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