Maytag® washing machines

Washing Machine Buying Guide: How To Choose a Washer

Explore Maytag brand’s best washer options for your laundry needs with these recommended washing machines based on your needs. Explore the top washing machines from Maytag brand rated online by customers and unbiased third-party reviews to help you discover which washing machine is best for you. With options like large capacity, powerful cleaning, commercial-grade parts and smart features you can choose a long-lasting, reliable Maytag® top-load or front-load washer that will give you the best laundry experience based on your needs.

What To Consider When Buying a Washer

When buying a new washing machine for your home, it is important to consider factors like capacity, size, loading style and your personal laundry habits. Understanding these factors will help you determine which model will be the option to help you tackle laundry day.

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Washer Types 

There are several different types of washing machines to consider when you begin shopping for a new appliance. Explore the types of washers below.

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Top-Load Washers

Discover some of the best top-load washing machines from Maytag and learn how to use them. Select top-load washers offer deep clean options, stainless steel wash baskets and steam-enhanced cycles to help you tackle your family’s toughest stains.


Some benefits of top-load washers include: 

  • Typically require less maintenance compared to front-load options

  • Faster cycle times on select models

  • Choose between an agitator or impeller to help remove soils and stains

  • Deep fill options available on select models

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Front-Load Washers

Explore some of our best front-load washing machines according to customer reviews that can enhance your laundry experience. With options available on select models like the Optimal Dose Dispenser, sanitize cycle and compact models, you can find a washing machine that will be a perfect fit for your laundry routine.


Benefits of front-load washers include: 

  • HE models generally use less water per load vs. top load models

  • Can be stacked on top of a dryer to save space

  • Tumbling motion is typically gentle on fabrics

  • Faster spin speeds can lead to shorter drying times

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Washer Sizes

Size is another important factor to consider when choosing a new washing machine for your laundry room. Learn more about the different sizing options below.

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Largest Capacity Washers

Trust Maytag brand to take on mountains of laundry. Check out some of the largest capacity impeller washer available from Maytag at 5.3 cu. ft., plus spacious front-load washers and the largest top-load agitator washers. Understanding washer capacity can help you find the right sized washer for your household.

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Washer Features 

Innovative washer features can help make laundry day less of a chore. Explore different washing machine features to find the option that best fits your laundry needs.

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Commercial-Grade Residential Washers

Commercial-grade residential washers and dryers are made for your home with commercial-grade parts that are built to last. With a dual-action agitator to tackle the toughest stains, to a premium motor and drive system to dry bulky loads with ease, Maytag® commercial-grade residential pairs can get your clothes clean for years.

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Pet Pro Option

For households with pets, the Maytag® Pet Pro System includes a washing machine that can remove 5x more pet hair2 with the built-in Pet Pro Filter activated. This washer also features a Deep Fill Option for extra water that uses robust wash action to saturate loads, loosen stains and help soak away tough messes.

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Smart Washing Machines

Smart features make laundry day easier by keeping you connected to your appliances. Learn more about choosing the right smart washer and dryer. With select models featuring remote start and schedule wash, connected appliances from Maytag brand can help you tackle laundry messes even when you’re away from your machine.3

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Powerful Cleaning Washers

Maytag brand delivers powerful cleaning you can depend on, backed by the stain-fighting power of the Extra Power on select models.


Some stains dissolve best in hot water. Others in cold. Maytag® Extra Power, boosts stain fighting on any wash cycle with an intense pre-wash and extra agitation so you can walk away while stains wash away.

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Washer Colors

When you’re shopping for a new washer, you also have to consider the style of your laundry room. White washing machines can seamlessly blend with a variety of decorative styles ranging from traditional to vibrant and colorful. For a more modern home, the sleek look of a metallic slate washing machine can give your laundry room an upgraded feel. The Maytag® Pet Pro System Washing Machine comes in Volcano Black for a contemporary take on a classic neutral.

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Top-Rated Washers 

These washing machines received the overall top customer rating across all categories. Explore washing machine settings, such as sanitize and deep water, that can be found on select washers.

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2 Comparing Normal cycle with Pet Pro Filter and option to cycle using traditional agitator without Pet Pro Filter and option. Results will vary based on fabric and type of pet hair.
3 Appliance must be set to remote enable. Wifi & App Required. Features subject to change. Details & privacy info at