Best Washing Machine For The Money

Sometimes that old washer has just got to go – and good riddance! These days, you can get some serious quality washers with amazing features and even do it without breaking the bank. You just need to know where to look!

Today we’re going to tell you about two excellent washers that are not only affordable but also chock full of features that can save you time and money and we’ll even tell you our favorite of the pair.

 Let’s take a look at two of the best washing machines for the money!

Sears LG WM8900HBA – Our Top Choice

Product Highlights

The Sears LG WM8900HBA is a high-capacity (5.2 cubic feet) washer that includes smart features. Wifi-enabled, this washer can inform you when loads are done, but it’s much smarter than that.

It automatically detects the proper settings for your load and Turbo wash technology means that you can get it done within half an hour!


  • Steam setting for stubborn stains
  • High-capacity interior for large loads of clothing, comforters, and more
  • Intelligent features, such as settings detection and the Allergiene steam cycle – which reduces dander, pollen, and dust allergens.
  • Wi-fi enabled

What We Like About Sears LG WM8900HBA

The LG is not only a smart washer but surprisingly quite affordable.

With its Allergiene and Turbowash features, combined with the high-capacity interior, you can get a lot of laundry done FAST and if you or another family member suffer from allergies, it’s nothing short of a godsend.

This makes the LG just about as perfect a fit as you can get with a modern family washer.

What We Don’t Like About The LG WM8900HBA

While it has a lot of bells and whistles, if you don’t have a large family or heavy laundering requirements then this may be a bit of overkill.

That said, as Smart Washers go, the price is hard to beat.

Pros & Cons



Smart Technology at considerable savings

Smart features or large capacity  my not be a perk for all consumers

Detects proper settings automatically and offers Allergiene function to remove allergens


Fast, 30-minute load completion time


Sears comes with notoriously good service and warranties


Alternative – Samsung WW22K6800AW

Product Highlights

A little more modest option is the Samsung WW22K6800AW and this washer comes with a 2.2 cubic foot capacity, along with steam settings, Super Speed Cycles for faster completion of loads, self-cleaning setting, plus a smartphone app to diagnose any issues.


  • Vibration-reduction tech makes this a quick and quiet washer
  • Steam wash settings
  • Smart Care for washer diagnosis and assistance
  • Super Speed settings reduce normal 58-minute washing time to as little as 40 minutes.

What We Like About Samsung WW22K6800AW

Samsung is known for robust technology and we like that this washer is very quiet and packs plenty of features.

The steam setting rises from the bottom, rather than the top like most washers, making for deeper saturation and better cleaning.

It’s compact, but feature-packed, as we’ve come to expect from Samsung.

What We Don’t Like About Samsung WW22K6800AW

This may not be a good fit if you have a large family and require more cubic space to save time.

Pros & Cons



Super Speed cycle reduces run time nicely

Modest capacity may not be a good fit for consumers with family-volume laundry requirements.

Vibration reduction allows for quiet operation


Self cleans


Smart Care technology for troubleshooting issues if needed


Final Verdict- Sears LG WM8900HBA

While we’ve made an effort to show you two of the best offerings, we’ve also promised to give you our opinion on which one of these machines is best, and hands-down it’s going to be the Sears LG WM8900HBA.

 While Samsung comes close by offering a lot of excellent features and slightly lower prices, you can actually get the Sears LG for just a small amount more and a whole world of superior options for your investment.

 With a 5.2 cubic feet interior and a 30 minutes run time, your laundry will get done much faster, possibly even in a single load.

Add in that it has steam features, auto-detects the perfect settings, and contains a host of other AI-powered features to make your life easier, the Samsung simply can’t compete in the same league.

The cherry on top is Sears famous customer service, as they can not only install it for you, but check it for issues beforehand, show you how to use it, and if warranty service is needed then the odds are in your favor that you won’t get some song and dance about it not being covered.

 As such, our verdict is that the Sears LG WM8900HBA is indeed the best washing machine for the money!