Regardless of what kind of washing machine you require, Kenmore probably makes it. The name, sold exclusively by Sears, is on almost two dozen washer models in the time of publication, and these models are divided almost evenly between front-loading and top-loading machines. The product line ranges from no-frills budget to pricey front loaders outfitted with fancy new capabilities. A few Kenmore machines are found on lists of the best washers on the market.
In the time of publication, Kenmore offers 11 different high-efficiency front-loading washer models, ranging from the 3.7-cubic-foot model 41122 into the 4.3-cubic-foot Elite 41573. The high-end 41573 is outfitted with advanced features like double spray nozzles that circulate water through the wash cycle, accelerated cycles and also a steam pretreatment cycle designed to help eliminate stains. The largest of front loaders are the Elite 41072 and its pricier toaster cousin, the Elite 41073; both of these washers boast a huge 5.2-cubic-foot capacity.
High-Efficiency Top Loaders
High-efficiency top-loading machines are almost as widespread in the Kenmore lineup as front loaders are; 10 top-loading models qualify for the high-efficiency rating. The cheapest is the 3.6-cubic-foot model 2210, that costs only $50 more than the cheapest conventional model. In the top end of the range is your Elite 31623, that offers the majority of the same features as the top notch 41573 leading loader — such as accelerated cycles and steam — along with an impressive 5.2-cubic-foot capacity.
Traditional Top Loaders
As high-efficiency washers become more common, traditional machines are becoming more challenging to discover. As of the publication date, Kenmore simply sells three models which don’t receive the high-efficiency tag. The 3.4-cubic-foot model 20022 is a cheap top-loading machine which offers little beyond a basic feature set; model 23102 is somewhat bigger and $100 more expensive. The model 4472, however, is a 2.1-cubic-foot mobile washer whose diminutive size and weight comparison with its price tag, which is in accordance with that of a midrange front loader.
Back in January 2013,”Consumer Reports” chose the Kenmore 28002 high-efficiency top-loading washer, together with its matching dryer, as among the very best washer-dryer duos for under $1,500. From the 2014 product lineup, the 28002 was updated to the 28102, but the new model still offers a large 4.5 cubic-foot capability, which was among those features that the book commended. One of leading loaders, the Kenmore Elite 41472 was named by”The Sweet Home” since the best washing machine for your house, in part due to its quick washing cycles and relatively low price; in the time of publication, the 41472 lists for $200 more than it did when it obtained the recommendation, however.