The GE GTWS8450DWS and the Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8200YW are two highly ranked top loading washing machines. The GE model is $1,069, while the Whirlpool model is $894. That is a considerable difference, but the GE washing machine offers a slightly larger capacity of 4.8 cubic feet. The Whirlpool model has 4.6 cubic feet. Both are extra-large drums, but let’s see how the other features compare.
Both models are Energy Star rated, guaranteed to save you money on your monthly energy bill. The Whirlpool model has the extra feature of an Eco Monitor that lets you track the efficiency of each wash cycle. Another eco-friendly option is the EcoBoost, which uses colder water and more spin to cut down on energy. We’ll give the Whirlpool props for giving consumers these options.
Both machines are incredibly efficient. The GE model includes technology that “communicates” to the dryer to preset the optimal drying time. With the high spins of both models, in fact, you can expect to cut down on your drying time, further saving energy.
The GE GTWS8450DWS has snazzy features and technology—such as steam—and a greater drum capacity. But you have to weigh whether that’s worth the extra $175. The Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8200YW is no slouch either when it comes to performance and energy efficiency.
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