Miele. The 3035 series of large-capacity (2.52-cubic-foot) washers are rated at 2.31 MEF and 4.4 WF, or 28% and 70% better than minimum Energy Star standards. The washer offers 11 wash-cycle options and six spin settings up to 1,300 rpm. A honeycombed stainless steel tub treats clothes more gently, the maker says. The unit also is equipped with Miele’s RemoteVision, which automatically monitors the appliance 24/7 and reports any user faults or potential service problems to the company’s service center. 800.843.7231. www.miele.com.