Everyone is buying this American-made washing machine

Not only do our expert reviewers love it—our readers do, too

GE GTW680BSJWS and matching dryer Credit: GE Appliances

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Our readers have spoken, and they’ve told us that they love the GE GTW680BSJWS.

It might seem unusual for a washing machine to be the center of attention, but based on the number of people who have purchased one after reading our review of it, not to mention the volume of positive user reviews on retailer websites, it appears this GE top-loader is a true fan favorite.

The Deep Fill option lets you fill it with as much water as you want

We’re not surprised. When we first evaluated it in our test labs last year, we called GE’s new top-load machine “the great American washer.”

Buy the GE GTWN680BSJWS at Home Depot for $536.40

That’s because it checks all the boxes for what so many Americans demand in a washing machine. First, it’s made in Louisville, KY—the result of a $100 million investment at GE’s Appliance Park factory. It’s also a top-loading machine, which is the most popular style in the U.S.

Warm Rinse and Deep Fill
Credit: / Jonathan Chan

This GE comes with great throwbacks like Warm Rinse and Deep Fill.

With a 4.6 cu. ft. capacity, it has plenty of room for a big load. And, most importantly, the Deep Fill option lets you fill it with as much water as you want. Our reviewers say it’s a perfect mix of new technology and old-school familiarity.

If you’re a true washing machine aficionado, you’ve probably scrolled down to the comments to tell us about Speed Queen washing machines. But unlike the cult classic Speed Queen, this GE has mass appeal. Our testers found that it gets clothes cleaner than any other top-load machine we’ve tested, and—as long as you skip the Deep Fill option—it’s more efficient that other top-load washers as well.


Before and after test stain results using the Normal cycle. From left to right: control, sweat, dirt, blood, cocoa, and red wine.

The biggest difference between the GTW680BSJWS and a Speed Queen, however, is price. While Speed Queen’s top-load machines boast industrial-grade design, they also start around $879. The GE costs just $539 on sale.

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