CNET First Look
This boring washer cleans better than yoursKenmore's $600 25132 top-load washing machine is your first line of defense against stains.
[MUSIC] A lot of washers try to dazzle you with fancy features and extras but this $600 Kenmore 25132 top-load washing machine is the exact opposite. It doesn't have a transparent lid, it doesn't have a Sleek, stylish exterior. It doesn't have a large [UNKNOWN] capacity but what it lacks in features it more than makes up for with performance. So we've tested dozens of washing machines at this point and this one got the absolute highest stain removal Will score to date. Add in the fact that it costs only 600 bucks, currently 450 at Sears, so it's on sale for a lot less and this is an exceptional value. Another thing I really like about this washer is that it doesn't have [INAUDIBLE] Traditional agitator so that's a plastic arm that basically sticks up from inside the bin and it takes up precious real estate. But the fact that this only has 4.3 cubic feet makes that kind of confusing because they could probably make the bin larger so you could accommodate more clothes. Another thing I wish it had was a detergent dispenser. So it has a liquid bleach dispenser but you'll have to just toss your powder or liquid detergent straight into the bin before you add your clothes. [MUSIC] Clothes. So if you're in the market for a really inexpensive washer that does an amazing job removing stains. This is the model for you. But just keep in mind that it doesn't have the largest cubic foot capacity. And you'll have to do a little extra work adding the detergent.