Pretty interersting info here
I found this site yesterday and browsed it for almost two hours. Some may already know it but it was never referenced on here so I'll bring it up. It's washerdryerinfo.com
They have some pretty neat tests on there with pictures and all. Some points I find particularly interesting:
- most washers today seem to regard 80F as warm, as one can see from the temp readings the people at washerdryerinfo took. That's rather sad, really.
- LG washers failed to reach the claimed 150F+ temp on Sanitary. Both tested front loaders peaked at 130F.
- they also tested the WaveForce and really liked it.
- there're some nice articles on the new Samsung and LG washers that were shown at CES 2012; featuring 6 cu.ft. capacity, TurboWash with two jets (LG features) and large touch screens and PowerSpray on the Samsungs. Here are the three new washers from LG and Samsung (and Haier - whatever). New washers at CES 2012
And this, I hope, takes you to a good overview of the tested washers.