If you just need clean clothes, you're reading the right review. You won't find many baubles or unnecessary features on the Kenmore 25132 (MSRP $549.99). It's just a 4.3-cu-ft. box that fills up with water and spins, and you can find it at Sears on sale for as low as $449.
Of course, that's just the beginning of what you'll pay. While cleaning, it does use quite a bit of water–roughly double that of an efficient front loader—but at least that water is put to good use.