Admiral ATW4475VQ Review

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Manufactured by Maytag and available only through Home Depot, Admiral is a little-known brand well outside experts' radar. Users of this no-frills, 3.2 cubic-foot capacity top-loading washing machine rave about its dependable performance and thorough cleaning. Critics call it loud and note it lacks a fabric softener dispenser, although most say it's a bargain. The Admiral ATW4475VQ features an enamel wash tub, automatic bleach dispenser, eight cycle options, four water levels, and four water temperatures.

Admiral ATW4475VQ reviews suggest you'd be hard pressed to do better in the low-cost price range and note that it cleans well and holds up. The Admiral ATW4475VQ (starting at $298) may initially deter buyers with its little-known brand name, but this Home Depot exclusive is actually manufactured by Maytag. There are no expert Admiral ATW4475VQ reviews, but consumer assessments abound. Dozens of reviews on Home Depot award it an average 4.3 out of 5 stars, and it holds its own in comparative rankings on Buzzillions. Reviews compliment the robust spin cycle, which shortens drying time, along with its top-drawer cleaning power and solid overall performance.

A basic mid-size top-loading washer with 3.2 cubic feet of capacity, the Admiral ATW4475VQ doesn't come with a lot of fancy features. One reviewer, for example, gripes about the lack of a fabric softener dispenser, and other comments posted by Home Depot shoppers suggest this low-price washer is loud. If you're looking to cut down on water bills, the absence of Energy Star certification may be a deterrent. Still, it boasts a porcelain enamel wash tub, eight cycle options, and a choice among four water level and temperature settings.

The Admiral ATW4475VQ is a good choice for those who appreciate the manual features of standard top-loaders, like the ability to soak clothes before washing or toss clothes in mid-cycle. Its relatively noisy operation makes it a better match for buyers with out-of-the-way laundry areas. Although the Admiral ATW4475VQ can't be considered energy efficient, its rock-bottom pricing goes a long way toward making up for its shortcomings.

Gina Briles

Gina K. Briles writes family, household, and shopping-related product reviews. She is a displaced Jayhawk and a coffee addict living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two small children, and Vizsla dog.

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