Frigidaire's Affinity line has produced some solid washers, some of which even ended up on our Best of Year list for 2012. But the Frigidaire FAHE4044MW feels like it came from the shallow end of the mechanical gene pool. In addition to middling performance, its 3.4 cubic foot capacity is less than what most of the competition offers. Worst of all, its controls are Atari-grade, and its lid topples over at the slightest breeze. For a $799 MSRP, you can buy a much better machine.