Browse through appliance reviews and you’re bound to come across one that says, “Just bought my washer. Still haven’t figured out how to use all the features, but so far, so good.” Sounds like a happy buyer, but these kinds of entries also reveal the undercover that comes from purchasing a washer or dryer with all the bells and whistles — there’s a learning curve. Meanwhile, they also inform us that, while shoppers often purchase washers and dryers for the upgrades, their ultimate satisfaction depends on an appliance being able to perform basic functions.
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Luckily, Amana (part of the Whirlpool family of appliances) offers buyers quality products that “provide only the features you need” at affordable prices that are easy on any budget. In this Amana laundry appliance review, we’ll take a closer look at what to expect from the brand, as well as our top picks from the Amana lineup.
Amana: Whirlpool’s Lesser-Known Sister Line
Amana prides itself on being a straightforward manufacturer, and that’s notable with its humble catalog of washers and dryers. From the lineup, shoppers can select from a top load or front load washer, as well as a traditional dryer or swing door dryer. Both models come in gas and electric fuel options. However, while the jump from electric to gas is usually around $100, Amana gas dryers will cost buyers between $250 to $270 more than their electric dryer counterparts.
Despite being a budget line, Amana washers and dryers feature considerable capacity. Amana washing machines are available as top loaders with 3.5 cubic feet of tub space and large capacity front load models with 4.3 cubic feet of tub volume. On Amana dryers, shoppers can find models with drum capacities of 6.5 cubic feet or 7.4 cubic feet, sufficiently large enough to dry full loads of laundry.
Overall, shoppers looking for a reliable, best-value washer or dryer brand can consider Amana products a strong frontrunner, with washer models and electric dryers each starting around $579. As an added perk, buyers can also find select Amana laundry appliances that are designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S.A., meaning if you’re on a mission to shop exclusively American brands, Amana is still in the game.
Amana Washer & Dryer Features
While minimal, the features found on Amana washers and dryers deliver impressive performance. In fact, Amana washer and dryer reviews from our buyers average 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving that, when done right, simple can be powerful.
In terms of Amana washer reviews, high marks go to top load models with a Dual Action Agitator that rotates at two different points, helping to completely pull clothes from the bottom to the top of the tub. The porcelain tub is built for durability, while its special design reduces clothes snags. Amana top load washers also come with a Deep Water Wash Option to give heavily soiled loads of laundry a complete, penetrative wash.
Amana front load washer reviews don’t fall behind, either, thanks to exclusive features found on these models. That includes a Wash System that’s gentle on fabrics with premium stain-fighting action and Energy Star certified performance that’s easy on the wallet. And with features like a Sanitize Cycle with Oxi and an Automatic Fabric Softener Dispenser, Amana front load washers are user-friendly and efficient.
With the classic dryer functions found on Amana dryers, finishing laundry on a high note is a simple process. Across traditional and swing door models, features include Automatic Dryness Control that accurately determines the moment drying is done and heatless Wrinkle Prevent Option that extends tumbling to counteract creases from forming. Amana front load dryers are also stackable for flexible installation and feature an Eco Dry Option and Sanitize Cycle to keep utility costs and appliance healthy.
Although the Amana laundry appliance family is small, buyer reviews confirm the series is reliable, powerful, and affordable. Here are our picks from this best-value washer and dryer lineup.
This Energy Star certified front load washer from Amana is built with convenience in mind. The roomy 4.3 cubic-foot capacity handles large loads of laundry, and with an Automatic Fabric Softener Dispenser, you’ll have one less step to do during laundry. On top of fighting stains with a powerful yet gentle Wash System, this model also features a Quick Wash cycle that gets loads done fast — so you can start the next one sooner!
Perfect for average size households, this top load washer with 3.5 cubic feet of wash capacity was designed to make laundry no-fuss. The star of this pick is the Dual Action Agitator that uses a special agitation to thoroughly pull clothes throughout the wash. With the Deep Water Wash Option, you can confidently wash towels, comforters, or a full load of jeans knowing they’ll be fully saturated in an immersive wash. Complete with eight wash cycles and five temperature settings, this washer under $600 is a serious value.
As the highest rated Amana laundry appliance in our catalog with a 4.8-star rating, this front load gas dryer is a promising addition to your wash and dry routine. Inside this Energy Star Certified dryer, you get 7.4 cubic feet of drum capacity, plus Sensor Drying that knows when to stop drying, giving your clothes extra protection from damaging heat exposure. To top off the features, this dryer also comes with an Eco Dry option and Sanitize cycle, so you can dry with a clean conscience and cleaner hygiene.
This Amana electric dryer is a classic done right, complete with 11 dryer cycles, preset dry settings, and a specially coated drum that improves durability. Plow through full size piles of laundry with the spacious 6.5 cubic-foot capacity, plus Automatic Dryness Control and a Wrinkle Prevent option that deliver premium fabric care.
Shop Amana Washers & Dryers in Bountiful, UT
At Duerden’s Appliance & Mattress, we understand every shopper comes from a unique home with different needs, including budget. Amana washers and dryers are a great option for first-time appliance shoppers looking to stretch their dollar with quality products that handle laundry like a pro. However, their trusted performance also means they’re an affordable replacement for households with less-demanding laundry needs.
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