Near the bottom of Kenmore's high-efficiency washer lineup you'll find the 27102 (MSRP $769.99). It's one of the company's most affordable high-efficiency machines and, despite the economical use of water, does a good job cleaning clothes (unlike the 22102 or the 23102). There are some drawbacks: At only 3.8 cu. ft., the drum is small, and there's no quick wash cycle. But sale prices as low as $540 and miserly hot water use make this an okay washer for those on a budget.