Review The Samsung WA54M8750AV/A4 is a Wi-Fi-connected top-load washing machine that is also Energy Star certified.
Review The Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS is a basic top-load washing machine with only a few extras and only 10 cycles.
Review The Kenmore Elite 31633 is a large-capacity, top-load washer that works well for big families. It includes 11 wash cycles, five soil levels and several wash-and-rinse temperatures.
Review The Whirlpool WTW7500GW top-load washer is a little pricey, but it offers some innovative features that will make it feel like an upgrade rather than just a replacement for your old washing machine.
Review The Frigidaire FFTW4120SW is a top-load washing machine that strikes a good balance between modern and innovative while still being relatively budget friendly.
Review The Kenmore Intuition is a sleek, stylish upright vacuum that comes with several specialized accessories for cleaning up pet hair and hard-to-reach soil.
Review The Dyson Ball Animal 2 does not look or maneuver like other upright vacuum cleaners, but in this case different is good.
The Dirt Devil Razor Vac is lightweight and maneuverable and has good suction that effectively sucks up debris of all kinds, including pet hair.
The Farberware FMO07ABTBKA was not perfect in our tests, but it was quite good and the price is nice. We found it for less than $70 on some sites. At only 0.7 cubic feet, this tied for being the smallest microwave we tested.
The stainless steel Panasonic NN-SD372 microwave oven is an attractive appliance that offers a unique look on your countertop.
For a small microwave, the GE JES1145SHSS packs in powerful performance. It's one of the best compact microwaves we tested, tying for the highest score on our tests.
The RCA RMW1414 compact microwave combines function and form in a shiny stainless steel package that tied for the best overall performance in our tests.
The GE JES1072SHSS is exactly what most people would picture in a modern countertop microwave—compact, stylish, and less than $100.
The Hamilton Beach EM0331MZC-X2 is large and has more power than most in our lineup, which might make it more family-friendly. It also had a perfect popcorn score. Since popcorn is one of the most common uses for any microwave, that's kind of a big deal.
The Faberware FMO07ABTBKA compact microwave put in a solid, if not perfect, performance in our cooking tests, and is very affordable.
The Toshiba EM925A5A-BS wasn't the best, but it strikes a good balance between features that matter and a reasonable price. And it was practically perfect on some tests.
The Samsung MG14H3020CM has a sleek, mirror-like appearance to give your kitchen a modern look, but more importantly, it has some great features like sensor cooking and a grill button.
The Sharp SMC0710BB/BW was a bit unpredictable, but it was generally good during our tests. All of the microwaves we tested cooked foods successfully, this one just didn't cook quite as nicely every time as some of the others. When we used the potato button the outcome was just ok.
The LG WM3488HS washer dryer combo is a compact unit that uses LG’s 6Motion technology, which means the drum combines six different motions during a wash cycle.
The Deco DC 4000 CV washer dryer combo offers both venting and condensing for the dryer cycle. This means you can vent air to a traditional outlet, which is generally associated with more efficient drying, or have moist air go through a condensing process with no need for venting of any kind.
The Midea US-FC70-DS12DSH washer dryer combo is an affordable, highly functional machine that is compact and easy to use, and it has a few extras like an automatic load sense. This washer dryer is also energy efficient and comes with a generous warranty.
REVIEW Rug Doctor is known for its industrial strength machines, but this at-home Deep Carpet Cleaner has professional-quality results.
The Haier HLC1700AXS offers what people are seeking in a washer dryer combination – compact convenience. It's also noticeably more energy efficient than many we compared.
REVIEW The Hoover Smartwash Automatic was excellent at stain removal and has some innovative features, but it might be a little too expensive to fit into every budget.