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This bare-bones washer cleans better than you'd thinkKenmore's $720 22352 top-load washing machine may not look like much, but its stain removal power is pretty impressive.
[MUSIC] So at a glance, this $720 top load Kenmore washing machine behind me doesn't really do a whole lot. It looks seriously basic. One of the most basic looking models we've reviewed to date, so judging on aesthetics alone, you wouldn't Expect this thing to perform particularly well. But that's the surprise. It actually does pretty darn well. It's not amazing but it gets the job done. It'll remove stains. It'll freshen up your clothes and it's actually one of the gentlest machines in terms of wear and tear. So if you have Concern about delicate items, but you wash them on the normal setting, you should be perfectly fine. And like I said, it costs only 720 bucks, and Sears is currently running a discount, so it's on sale for just 500. The one potential downside is that this model does have an agitator, which takes up significant space inside the tub. So instead of a five [UNKNOWN] the capacity, like many top load models have. This one is down to 4.2, that means you won't be able to fit family size loads, but you should still be able to handle a regular size load. So if you're looking for a seriously no thrills model that doesn't have all the fancy extras, this $720 Kenmore top load washing machine might just do the trick.