The Hotpoint Top-Load Washing Machine, HTW240ASKWS, is one of many appliances from GE under the brand name Hotpoint. Because of this, it is typically listed under the Hotpoint name, but this unit also appears on the GE website. The Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS is a reliable washing machine that has a 3.8-cubic-foot capacity and is worthy of consideration.
As mentioned, Hotpoint is part of GE Appliances, so understanding the brand involves looking at both companies to some extent. Hotpoint began in 1903 when Earl Richardson developed a lightweight and small electric iron. That invention eventually became called the Hotpoint, leading to the brand name. By 1918, Hotpoint merged with General Electric Company, which led to the Hotpoint appliance line.
The Hotpoint product line today includes microwaves, vent hoods, electric and gas ranges, fridges, freezers, dishwashers, disposers, air conditioners, and a range of washers and dryers. Other appliance brands from GE include Monogram, Café, Profile, and Haier.
Hotpoint stands out from other companies and product lines due to its numerous industry firsts throughout the years. In 1924, it created the first fully enameled all-white electric range. In 1950, it developed the first electric clothes dryer that was “moistureless.” In 1953, it created the first refrigerator that sat on wheels. 1961 marked the first 90-day Replacement Guarantee and 1965 introduced the first low-speed agitation washer. With such a reputation for innovation, buyers can safely assume that Hotpoint products use the latest technology and features.
The Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS has an MSRP of $629, but some retailers will sell it for around $566, which is a 10-percent discount. The machine is always white in color, without other color choices available. It does have a gray backsplash.
This washing machine has 10 different cycles to choose from, including rinse/drain and spin. There is a separate dispenser for bleach. It features rotary-electric controls and a heavy-duty agitator. When using the machine, you can choose from six wash/rinse temperatures, four water levels, and two-pulsed wash/spin speed combinations. There is a cycle for delicates, one for casual items, and for both colors and whites, you can choose from light, normal, and heavy soil.
This Hotpoint Top-Load Washing Machine has a capacity of 3.8 cubic feet. It is 27 inches deep, 44 inches high, and 27 inches wide, but you need 54 inches of height for the lid to lift 90 degrees. The maximum spin speed is 700 rpm, allowing for efficient removal of water for minimal drying time.
The stainless-steel basket in the Hotpoint Top-Load Washing Machine is similar to that of other competitors. The stainless-steel finish allows for a long-lasting nature, resists rust, and doesn’t snag, peel, or chip clothes. The heavy-duty agitator ensures all clothing get thoroughly clean.
The four water level options are part of PreciseFill, which ensures precision when it comes to the water level. You can choose a level or allow the machine to sense the load automatically to fill it to the appropriate level. At the end of the cycle, this Hotpoint Top-Load Washer has a deep rinse to ensure that there is no stubborn soil, fabric softener, or detergent on the clothing.
Controlling this top-load washer is simple via the rotary electric controls and the cycle status lights that let you view the progress at a glance. There is also a convenient bleach dispenser that dilutes the bleach by mixing it with wash water, so it does not ruin your clothing.
The Energy Guide for the Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS Top-Load Washing Machine is very favorable. It has an estimated yearly electricity use of just 187 kWh. This translates into an estimated yearly cost of just $22 when used in conjunction with an electric water heater, placing it among the more affordable models of its type. With a natural gas water heater, the estimated yearly operating cost is just $12.
There is a warranty with the Hotpoint Top-Load Washing Machine, but it is comparable to that of competitors. There is a one-year limited warranty on labor and parts for the entire appliance. The fact that this warranty covers the entire appliance places it ahead of some competitors while some others do offer a longer warranty.
|The stainless-steel drum resists rust and is long-lasting.||The warranty is only for a year.|
|The heavy-duty agitator ensures a thorough clean.||Although efficient, it is not Energy Star Certified.|
|The 2x Life Drive System should last about 20 years.Cycle status lights let you view the cycle at a glance.||No detergent dispenser built in.|
|The bleach dispenser dilutes the bleach.||No signal for the end of the cycle.|
|Spin speeds can reach 700 rpm for efficiently dry clothing.||There are minimal additional features|
|There are 10 cycles, six wash/rinse temperatures, and four water levels.|
|The load size is adjustable|
|You can adjust the water level yourself or let the machine do so automatically.|
|It is made in America (70 to 90 percent of content).|
|It is energy-efficient.|
|There are multiple complementary dryers.|
|The 3.8-cubic-foot capacity should hold enough for the average person or family.|
Those who do not feel a strong need to have fancy features on their washer will appreciate all that the Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS Top-Load Washing Machine has to offer. Its range of 10 cycles, six temperatures, and four water levels provides more options than most other units in a similar price range. Although the warranty is just one year, it is highly inclusive. In addition to the low price for this washer, it is reasonably efficient, helping to save money over its use. Further savings can come from proper selection of water level and temperatures.
Overall, this washing machine is worthy of consideration for those who are on a budget and need a model in the price range. You will not get fancy features, but you will get an unexpectedly nice selection of cycles.