• Active Wash

  • Design

The majority of people pretreat their laundry. That's why some laundry rooms have a utility sink. People who don't have one often pretreat on top of their washers. But this isn't always optimum if you have multiple items or are using a cleaner–like Oxiclean–that works best with water.

That's where the Active Wash's water jet comes in handy. You can turn it off and on with a button on the front of the machine. A slit in the back keeps the basin from overflowing. When you're done, you tilt the basin back so the water, and any cleaning agents, drain into your washer's tub.

The basin is a little on the small side at just one cubic foot. However, if it was much deeper, it'd become difficult to tilt back when it was full of water.

At the end of the day, Active Wash gets great props for adding value without increasing cost. The washer with Active Wash will cost just $699. That's on the lower end of high-efficiency top loader prices. And any feature on a washing machine that gets your clothes cleaner gets a gold star in our book.

Meet the tester

Jonathan Chan

Jonathan Chan

Senior Manager of Lab Operations


Jonathan Chan currently serves as the Lab Manager at Reviewed. If you clean with it, it's likely that Jon oversees its testing. Since joining the Reviewed in 2012, Jon has helped launch the company's efforts in reviewing laptops, vacuums, and outdoor gear. He thinks he's a pretty big deal. In the pursuit of data, he's plunged his hands into freezing cold water, consented to be literally dragged through the mud, and watched paint dry. Jon demands you have a nice day.

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