Best Top Loading Washing Machines

Top-loading washing machines are the best type of washining machines for large, no-fuss laundry loads. They usually cost around $500-$700.

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Top-loading machines clean clothes either with an agitator or an impeller.

The agitator is the design most people are familiar with; it consists of a tube or pole that twists up through the middle of the machine. In contrast, an impeller has low ridges that rotate on the floor of the machine to create turbulence and clean clothes. Both types remove dirt quickly, but are more rough on clothes than a front-loading machine. A model with an impeller offers maximum capacity, but is more likely to tangle clothes, and will cost more in electricity and water to run.

One advantage top-loading machines have over their front-loading cousins is the ability to open the machine after the wash cycle has begun. This allows you to add last-minute clothes into the wash tub, or to retrieve a forgotten phone from a pocket, something not possible in a front-loader, which needs to drain all water before it can be opened.

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Speed Queen AWNA62
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021

Speed Queen AWNA62

 · includes 2 listings
4.7 from 197 reviews

Featured review: I wash clothes for my whole family, so 12 people all up and this washing machine has been nothing but fantastic. All the clothes come up so damn clean and they smell amazing. My old washing machine never cleaned our clothes properly and they always came out smelling weird. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. I love it and would recommend to everyone.

Price (RRP) $2,695.00

Effectively cleans laundry
Spacious tub
Has user-friendly controls
  • Build Quality
    4.9 (81)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (78)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (80)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.9 (76)
  • Noise Level
    4.1 (79)
  • FeaturesAuto Balancing
  • Energy Rating1 star(s)
  • Water Rating3 star(s)
  • Drum MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Max Spin Speed 710 rpm
  • Maximum Noise Level66 db
  • Number of Wash Cycles10
  • Temperature Settings 3
  • Country of ManufactureUnited States
  • MechanismAgitator

Best Top Loading Washing Machine

Speed Queen AWNA62
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021

Speed Queen AWNA62

 · includes 2 listings
4.7 from 197 reviews
Capacity7.5 kg and 8.5 kg

Having an anti-vibration system, electronic controls, and a stainless steel drum that’s gentle on clothes make the Speed Queen AWNA62 easy to use and able to get your laundry as clean as it can be.

Price (RRP) $2,695.00

Effectively cleans laundry
Spacious tub
Has user-friendly controls
  • Build Quality
    4.9 (81)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (78)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (80)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.9 (76)
  • Noise Level
    4.1 (79)
  • FeaturesAuto Balancing
  • Energy Rating1 star(s)
  • Water Rating3 star(s)
  • Drum MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Max Spin Speed 710 rpm
  • Maximum Noise Level66 db
  • Number of Wash Cycles10
  • Temperature Settings 3
  • Country of ManufactureUnited States
  • MechanismAgitator
2nd Best Top Loading Washing Machine
Speed Queen AWNE92 Black
4.8 from 36 reviews
Capacity8.5 kg
Household Size 3-4 people

The Speed Queen AWNE92 Top Loader has a spacious 92L tub, durable stainless steel parts that thoroughly clean clothes, and 9 different wash programs so that you can do your laundry the way you want.

Gentle yet thorough cleaning
Straightforward control panel
Short wash times
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (25)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (24)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (25)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (24)
  • Noise Level
    4.1 (21)
  • FeaturesAuto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)
  • Energy Rating2 star(s)
  • Water Rating3 star(s)
  • Drum MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Dimensions 1092 x 650 x 711 mm
  • Max Spin Speed 710 rpm
  • Number of Wash Cycles10
  • Temperature Settings 4
  • Country of ManufactureUSA
  • MechanismAgitator
  • Open Lid Height 1,330 mm
Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines
3.8 from 190 reviews
Capacity5.5 kg and 6 kg

Perfect for smaller households, the Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines have thorough wash programs and high spin speeds, leaving you with fresh, clean laundry in no time.

Price (RRP) $849.00

Price from $748 Billy Guyatts

Cleans and spins laundry well
Easy to understand controls
Quickly washes
Slightly flimsy agitator
Can be quite noisy
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (35)
  • Value for Money
    3.9 (36)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (34)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (36)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (35)
  • FeaturesDoor/Lid Lock (Child-proof), Auto Dispense and Auto Balancing
  • Energy Rating1.5 star(s) and 2 star(s)
  • Water Rating3 star(s)
  • Drum MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Max Spin Speed 1,000 rpm
  • Number of Wash Cycles4
  • MechanismAgitator
Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines
3.5 from 420 reviews
Capacity7 kg, 8 kg, 8.5 kg and 10 kg

With different models to suit anything from small households to large families, the top loaders in Fisher & Payker Series 5 range have high spin speeds and energy saving features that allow them to efficiently clean clothes.

Price (RRP) $989.00

Price from $999 Bing Lee

LG WTG6520 / WTG7520

LG WTG6520 / WTG7520

 · includes 2 listings
3.5 from 44 reviews
Capacity6.5 kg and 7.5 kg

The LG WTG6520 and WTF7520 have a delay start option, smart connectivity, and 7 different wash programs so you can easily use your top loader to produce clean, spotless laundry.

Price (RRP) $799.00 to $849.00

Price from $935 Bing Lee

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3.2 from 75 reviews
Capacity6 kg, 7 kg and 8 kg
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2.9 from 243 reviews
Capacity7.5 kg, 8.5 kg and 10 kg

Price (RRP) $1,049.00 to $1,649.00

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2.9 from 82 reviews
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Household Size 5+ people
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Capacity3.3 kg
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Capacity10 kg
Household Size 5+ people

Price (RRP) $699.99

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2.3 from 46 reviews
Capacity9 kg
LG WTG8521
2.6 from 21 reviews
Capacity8.5 kg
Household Size 3-4 people
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Capacity6 kg
Household Size 1-2 people

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Speed Queen AWNA62
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  • 2021

Speed Queen AWNA62

 · includes 2 listings
4.7 from 197 reviews

Featured review: I wash clothes for my whole family, so 12 people all up and this washing machine has been nothing but fantastic. All the clothes come up so damn clean and they smell amazing. My old washing machine never cleaned our clothes properly and they always came out smelling weird. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. I love it and would recommend to everyone.

Price (RRP) $2,695.00

Effectively cleans laundry
Spacious tub
Has user-friendly controls
  • Build Quality
    4.9 (81)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (78)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (80)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.9 (76)
  • Noise Level
    4.1 (79)
  • FeaturesAuto Balancing
  • Energy Rating1 star(s)
  • Water Rating3 star(s)
  • Drum MaterialStainless Steel
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Max Spin Speed 710 rpm
  • Maximum Noise Level66 db
  • Number of Wash Cycles10
  • Temperature Settings 3
  • Country of ManufactureUnited States
  • MechanismAgitator
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