The Estate ETW4400X[Q] is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine
models like the ETW4400X[Q] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
Features & Specs - Estate ETW4400X[Q]
Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.
Stainless-steel tub Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.
Auto temp. control This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.
Auto temp. control
Auto bleach dispenser Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.
For the price I paid for it, I've definitely gotten my money's worth. I was surprised to see such a low rating here. Noisy but I have a basement so it has not bothered me. It just recently started to shake a bit too much. I may just call in a repair person and hope its just the balancers. Its done well for me- worth the price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Fort Collins, CO
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Estate keeps working
I'm not sure if the washers we have in our rental are this exact model or not but they should be similar. Just a regular ol' agitating machine.<br /><br />We've owned an over-under college duplex rental for better than 10 years now. Each unit was stocked with an Estate washer, dryer (elec), and dishwasher. Nothing has ever had to be repaired! That's six appliances.<br /><br />I reiterate: It's a college rental of mostly young men, beating the heck out of these things and they just keep going.<br /><br />Do the math. You can buy three of these for the price of a front-loader that you know won't last even 10 years.<br /><br />Good luck convincing your wife......