Top Best 4 Cheap Washing Machines in November 2021

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Insignia™ - 1.6 Cu. Ft. Top Load Portable Washer with Casters - White

Make the most of a smaller living space with this compact Insignia top-load washer. Five wash cycles and three load sizes can easily handle all types of clothing and fabrics, and the push-button controls and LED display are simple to use. This 1.6-cubic-foot Insignia top load washer has a stainless steel drum and a delay-wash function for use when you're out of the house. This space-saving portable washer has caster wheels, making it easy to maneuver and store.

8 Features
  • Easy operation: Electronic controls with LED display make it easy to adjust settings.
  • 1.6 cubic ft. capacity: High-efficiency compact washer saves space in your home while still accommodating sizeable loads.
  • 5 wash cycles offer the versatility you need: Lets you select the best cycle and options for your load. Include quick wash, delicate, normal, heavy duty, bulky items, and more.
  • 3 temperature settings and automatic temperature control: Allows you to adjust temperature to accommodate different washing needs.
  • Top-load design: Lets you load and unload from a standing position. Plus, you can easily add forgotten items to the load once it's started.
  • Stainless steel drum: Provides strength and durability, with corrosion resistance.
  • Child security technology: Helps prevent accidental or unsupervised operation.
  • Caster Wheels Included: Easily maneuver and store the portable washer between uses.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jessthebest, 10 out of 10
    Perfect little washer!

    This washer is absolutely amazing for small apartments! Such a good price and does a great job washing. You can fit a decent amount of clothes in one load even though it’s smaller than a regular washer. Saving me so much money at the laundromat! I just hang dry everything so it’s perfect if you don’t have a hookup for a full sized washer/dryer.

    Sep 13, 2019 19:48
  • Review by Jnicole, 10 out of 10
    I wish I bought this sooner

    Wow, this washing machine is everything I’ve ever wanted in my studio. I like all the different washing features and how easy it was to set up. It is somewhat big which might be a con for some but it works great for me because I have an open kitchen. It hooks right up to the sink and drinks into the sink. I bought this paired with the magic chef dryer. I’m in heaven

    Apr 16, 2019 00:36
  • Review by kacee, 8 out of 10
    Portable washing machine

    Smaller than I thought it would be. Had one that was 1/2 size of regular machine. This one feels like its 1/4 size. The drain hose doesn't stay in place while draining into my sink so I have to put a weight on it. Perhaps if it were draining into a non builtin counter sink it would be better.

    Dec 19, 2020 16:23
  • Review by Disappointed, 4 out of 10
    Buyer beware

    Purchased and still haven’t been able to hook up due to getting specific hardware! Buyer beware: Best Buy return policy sucks so this have only 15 days to return/exchange or have any help with delivery damage. Thought I purchased this from Home Depot with a 90-day policy... unfortunately, not. Now to find out it’s also $50 cheaper. I feel like I bought a scratch and dent headache for wayyy too much money and they won’t do anything about it.

    Feb 20, 2021 13:55
  • Review by Gavz, 10 out of 10
    love my machine

    this washing machine is everything I’d hope it'd be.its very quiet, washes my clothes very well I love the functions.i definitely recommend to anyone who wants a washine machine.

    Jun 19, 2020 17:14
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Definitely a game changer..!!

    We bought this about 10 months ago. I wanted to wait to see how it did before i wrote a review. So first thing first. It did come on time which was a plus. It came well packed, and came in perfect condition. I was a little skeptical at first from reading the reviews, but so glad we decided to order it. Its well worth the money and it works really well was very impressed. We would definitely recommend this washer. Very easy to use and install.

    Oct 27, 2021 19:06
  • Review by David1958, 10 out of 10
    So far, so good

    I received the washer today. It replaced a Haier 1.5 cubic inch that lasted 6 years. I've only washed 3 loads that included a queen size set of sheets with pillowcases, 3 pair of blue jeans, 4 shirts, 1 set of bath towels, 3 kitchen towels, a pair of shorts, 3 pair of socks, and 4 pair of cotton briefs. Did a great job on all. So far very pleased. Only time will tell as to longevity. I bought the 3 year Geek Squad warranty.

    Jul 07, 2021 19:58
  • Review by Duda, 10 out of 10
    Compact and quiet!

    The machine is compact and quiet. It's through, and the washer cleans really well. The first initial thoughts were small and cute. If space is an issue this washer is efficient in size. I carried the washer into the home myself, so it's not super heavy for a young buck. I am satisfied with my purchase. Thank you.

    Jul 19, 2019 21:23
  • 8.8score
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    Amana - 3.5 Cu. Ft. Top Load Washer with Dual-Action Agitator - White

    Wash your clothes with this Amana top-load washer. The dual-action agitator rolls clothes throughout the entire wash basket while the 680 rpm spin cycle removes water from clothing to dry them faster, and the deep water wash option adds more water during the rinsing cycle. The Amana top-load washer has a porcelain tub to stop clothes from snagging.

    6 Features
  • Dual-action agitator: Experience a thorough clean. The agitator is made up of two parts that work separately to roll clothes completely through each cycle.
  • Easily operate your washing machine: Electromechanical controls make it easy to adjust settings.
  • Large 3.5 cu. ft. capacity: Do more laundry in less time. This size is a good choice for growing families and for washing bulky items like comforters.
  • 13 automatic cycles give you more control: Let you select the best cycle and options for your load. Include delicate, cold wash, normal, drain + spin, casual, and more.
  • Top-load design: Lets you load and unload from a standing position. Plus, you can easily add forgotten items to the load once it's started.
  • Porcelain drum: Provides strength and durability.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by PaulJC, 10 out of 10
    Great washer, wish all washer never shaked.

    in 2014 my Dad bought what I believe to be a refurbished Amana washer & dryer, or maybe it was new. At any rate by 2018 it was rattling and shaking violently, he even had to place a cinder block between it and the dryer because it would almost shake itself off the raised area it's on. This thing shook so bad it smashed up the plastic tub inside (I was finding pieces of the tub inside the drum and behind the washer), plus the bleach cup kept popping out.

    So this year I had enough and bought a new one. This one is nice and has Load Sensing feature. The buttons are different, but it's new and works great. It rattled once, and that was because I was washing a rug, and likely got unbalanced.

    I just wish they would design them to NEVER shake or put bumpers on the inside.

    Jun 09, 2021 14:07
  • Review by Geeth, 8 out of 10
    Overall good product, bad help from geek squad hot

    It operates well. No issue yet. Only issue is the dryer came dented once and washer came dented twice. Waiting for the replacement from best Buy. Anyway, Best Buy took good care of it. They offered me discounts twice for the trouble. So I feel not troubled at all. Only thing is don’t call geek squad for help in such issues. Go to the store and the staff is really helpful. I went to the Tucson Wetmore one because Geek Squad made my trouble worsened when it came dented for the first time. Save your time by visiting the store

    Aug 30, 2021 11:28
  • Review by MsGorgeous, 10 out of 10

    I love how I can put my comforters in here and they clones out clean and fresh the extra wide basket is a plus for me thank you to the makers of this brand and thank you Best Buy too

    Mar 06, 2021 05:22
  • Review by Vette, 10 out of 10
    Amana Washer

    Convenient and right on time. Delivery was fast and easy. Very well pleased with this product.

    Oct 17, 2020 09:44
  • Review by DCHunt, 10 out of 10
    My washer works great

    This washer is perfect for home use, I love the water fill function fits perfectly in the space allotted for my apartment.

    May 04, 2020 09:41
  • Review by KrustyKrab, 10 out of 10
    A month later with new washer and dryer

    Washer and dryer work great! You barely even hear the dryer when it’s on. Washer has a great sensor on it to detect how much water it needs for the clothes. Highly recommend both!

    Sep 24, 2021 16:43
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Best machine

    Best purches i made in a long time works great dries the yhe clothes well nice machine love the elctronics on it to start it .yes great buy but online on going to the store for this n your workers not asking if i want a warrenty n jacking it up to $800 is a no no but its a gd machine

    May 07, 2021 15:42
  • Review by ChrisT, 10 out of 10
    Very good washer so far

    Washer is very good, washes clothes great, not too noisy and does not use a lot of water or electricity.

    May 03, 2019 18:18
  • 8.8score
    Hotpoint - 3.8 Cu. Ft. Top Load Washer - White with Gray Backsplash

    Launder clothes efficiently with this GE Hotpoint washer. Its deep rinse setting thoroughly cleans clothes by eliminating soap residue and leftover fabric softener. The heavy-duty agitator rotates laundry throughout the wash basket, for the fresh and clean results you want. The bleach and softener dispensers on this GE Hotpoint washer automatically release product during wash cycles so you don't have to worry about pouring them in at the right moment.

    7 Features
  • Heavy-duty agitator: Get a thorough clean every time. Powerful reversing wash action rotates your laundry for pristine results.
  • 3.8 cu. ft. D.O.E. capacity and wash basket: Accommodate large loads, saving you time and energy.
  • 10 automatic cycles: Include delicate, heavy-duty and permanent press, and 6 selectable water temperature combinations offer versatile cleaning options to meet your laundry needs.
  • 6 temperature selections: Adjust to accommodate the washing needs of durable and delicate clothing.
  • Top-load design: For thorough washing without agitation.
  • Stainless steel wash basket: Provides strength and durability.
  • Bleach, fabric softener dispensers: Automatically add aids at the correct time during your wash cycles.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JCJ71, 10 out of 10
    Hot Washer Right on Point

    This washer is great overall for those looking for a basic, durable washer without the bells and whistles. The tub is decent sized, the machine is very durable, it is simple to use, comes with clear instructions for choosing correct load type/features, does a thorough job cleaning clothes, and is excellent at removing excess water from the load at the end of a cycle. The only thing I would recommend for someone is to make sure the load stays balanced throughout wash cycle. Most loads stay balanced if loaded properly from the beginning, resulting in no issues. However, I had to pause it once due to loud banging, and had to redistribute load evenly in tub. This is just something to keep in mind as this is a very powerful washer. I have no regrets buying this washer and look forward to enjoying my clean clothes for many years to come with the help of this durable machine. The matching dryer for this machine is great, too. Ironically, the dryer does not have to work very hard given the washer always gets my loads fairly dry after a wash cycle (damp, with no dripping water).

    Mar 26, 2021 21:36
  • Review by Sdenbow, 8 out of 10
    Basic washer

    I needed a basic washer for my apartment. This arrived quickly, was easy to install, and fulfills it’s purpose.

    Jan 15, 2021 17:21
  • Review by JayE, 10 out of 10
    Great washer for the buck!

    Does the job what else can I say, does what it’s supposed to do!

    Dec 15, 2020 18:40
  • Review by Linda, 10 out of 10
    Simple washer works great

    I found this washer at another store and Best Buy priced matched. So far so good. Nothing fancy, but works great. Not super noisy.

    Dec 14, 2018 16:56
  • Review by Tamara, 6 out of 10
    not a non He machine

    this was advertised as a non He washing machine. I was very upset to find out it is a He low water machine. the machine never filled up more then half way. its super sensitive when closing the lid , sometimes starting a wash cycle so that's not good, its super noisy I can hear it upstairs and the first few weeks my dogs went nuts every time I used it because of the loud sound . you need to really be careful on the detergent using only half of the recommended amount or else it will leave residue . i am finding that i have to put my wash thru 2 wash cycles to get it to clean right. the store cut the cost after they came over for a service call . but still not happy with it. the only good thing is it does spin out very well with no damage to clothes like some he machines. it does a great job of getting the water out of the clothes , but the water level really stinks for the wash load. i do not recommend if you have lots of laundry . this if fine for a single person or couple since small loads clean better , but there is no way it could handle the wash load of a family unless you want to spend hrs doing smaller loads to get them clean

    Mar 05, 2019 20:58
  • Review by eric324, 10 out of 10
    Solid contractor grade machine

    If you want a simple, basic machine without all the fancy electronics, this could be it. Lower cost to maintain. Big capacity, clean clothes, and just the necessary settings including Precise Fill which has worked well for me.

    Sep 19, 2020 10:31
  • Review by JLHR, 10 out of 10
    Great buy!

    Very large capacity. Cleans well. Love the different cycles this washer has to offer. Meets all of my family's needs.

    May 21, 2021 17:33
  • Review by CynHP, 10 out of 10
    Simple to use, Heavy duty washer

    My wife wanted a simple, adjust load, water level, water temp. and it does the cycle you want. This washer is great, and does a great job at washing the cloths and spin dries them well. Our washer does a minimum of 2 loads a day and is doing great, only one month so far but all are happy in the laundry room.

    Sep 01, 2017 19:44
  • 8.4score
    Insignia™ - 3.7 Cu. Ft. High Efficiency 12-Cycle Top-Loading Washer - White

    Make laundry simple with the Insignia NS-TWM35W1 3.7 Cu. Ft. high efficiency 12-Cycle Top-Loading Washer. With 12 wash cycles and four temperature levels, you have the power to fully customize your washing experience. Let the automatic water level control select the correct amount of water, or manually select it to customize each load. Separate dispensers for detergent, fabric softener and bleach ensure that you have the right tools to keep your clothes clean and fresh. Plus, the 3.7 cu. ft. capacity gives you plenty of space to wash clothes for the whole family. Have a lot of laundry but limited time? Status lights show the stage your current load is in so you can prepare for the next one. An available matching dryer model makes this the perfect set for any home. Keep your laundry frustrations low and options high by fulfilling every washing need.

    14 Features
  • 3.7 cu. ft. capacity: Reduces the number of loads to cut your laundry time.
  • Top load: This white, top-load design lets you load from standing position, rather than an uncomfortable crouch.
  • Easy to operate: Electronic controls with LED indicators and a dial cycle selector make the washer easy to control.
  • 12 wash cycles: Has all options you need to wash your family’s laundry, including Normal/Eco, Quick Wash, Colors, Bulky, Delicates, Towels, Tub Clean, Drain & Spin, Rinse & Spin, Active Wear, Whites and Heavy Duty.
  • 4 temperature levels: Select the best temperature to wash your clothes from Hot, Warm, Cold and Tap Cold.
  • Automatic water level control: A water level sensor determines the ideal water level for each load. Or you can manually select your water level to customize your settings.
  • Dispensers: Detergent, bleach, fabric softener dispensers release your cleaning agents at the right time during the cycle.
  • Wash cycle status lights: Shows you the stage your laundry is in.
  • Lid lock: Lid will lock when the washer starts to keep the load and small children safe until the cycle is finished.
  • Cycle end signal: Beeps six times to alert you when your cycle is finished.
  • Auto unbalancing detection: If the outer tub hits the safety switch, the washer adds water then drains and spins again to balance the load.
  • Less sound and vibration: Washes clothes at a reasonable 63 dB or less (less than 77 dB during spin) to help keep your home peaceful. Four suspending springs help prevent vibration.
  • Setup accessories: Has the assembly parts you’ll need to connect your washer, including the drain hose, clamps, hose holder, filters and a User Guide.
  • Matching dryer: Pairs with the Insignia 12-Cycle Electric Dryer (model NS-TDRE67W1) to help complete your laundry setup.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by greatproductbadhandling, 4 out of 10
    better handling

    Package could have been handled better because it had a huge dent across the front.Besides the miss handling the product works great.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:39
  • Review by peachy, 8 out of 10
    Cheap but good

    Yes, it is cheap but it gets the job done. I overloaded it once with towels and it wouldn’t finish the cycle until I took some out. So now I’m just careful with the load size. Haven’t had any issues. Would recommend as a price effective option.

    Feb 07, 2021 02:06
  • Review by MoneyMatter, 2 out of 10
    You get what you pay for

    The flimsy lid is cheap and makes the washer hard to level. The spin and extra rinse lights would not stop blinking. Once we finally got this thing leveled, I was able to wash 2 loads of clothes successfully. On the 3rd load, the following pics shows what happened. I am very disappointed. I've purchased things from insignia before and had no problems. I trusted this brand. Now I regret this purchase. The only pros for this washer are that it's extremely quite, it has 12 cycles, it has a pause button, and it's compact size with a decent tub size. This is why I gave it 1 star. I will be returning this asap.

    Aug 13, 2021 15:09
  • Review by Kimmyware, 10 out of 10
    Great washing machine.

    Love this washing machine, it does what it says in tye manual and cleans clothing great, very low noise, that when your tv is on medium you don't hear it at all.

    This is a great wash machine for the price.

    Sep 18, 2021 09:38
  • Review by TAMZ, 8 out of 10
    Great bang for buck

    This is the 1st washer i have ever purchased and I am pretty happy overall. I love the automatic settings for water levels and such. The fabric softener tray is pretty handy and convenient as I don't have to pay attention to having to add it later. The only issue I've had is when i use the bulky setting, it does not spin the clothes dry and its still filled with water. I've had similar issues with the washer in my old apartment as well.

    Nov 04, 2021 13:10
  • Review by Anna, 8 out of 10
    Good washer

    Washes my clothes and blankets (regular comforter) just doesn’t wash the soft blankets (idk what they’re called). I washed a full-size soft blanket by its self on bulky (I tried the normal setting as well) and it wouldn’t spin after the rinse. It left so much water in the blanket, I had to stop it and put it on drain and spin.

    Jul 08, 2021 23:46
  • Review by ITapplelover, 8 out of 10
    New washer

    So far the washer is fine and hopefully it lasts longer.It’s difficult to find a 20” or less in width for today’s washer.This washer is fitted into the narrow stairway to the basement.

    Jul 30, 2021 15:49
  • Review by musiclover, 8 out of 10
    Hard to find size

    Hard to find size, purchased for an elderly parent who isn't good with too much technology. The lid is plastic but doesn't appear too flimsy.

    Oct 23, 2021 18:16
  • 8.0score