Speed Queen, one of our most popular washer brands, has gained a lot of popularity over the years for its durability, cost-effectiveness, and because it is built in the US. The popular Wisconsin brand receives rave reviews on Consumer Reports and Amazon, with many consumers gravitating towards the mechanical control machines. The only caveat is that Speed Queen washers are more expensive than your typical big box store machine, but Speed Queen is hardly shying away from admitting it. According to Speed Queen spokesman Randy Radtke, consumers pay for long-lasting machines built with metal parts, and a high speed cycle that helps cut back on energy costs over time. Learn more about Speed Queen’s growing popularity here.