Those that want to consider the environmental impact can go "green" with a miniature hand-operated version. They are inexpensive and use very little soap and water, and no electricity. If you want the absolute king of the hill when it comes to engineering and performance, treat yourself a Miele washing machine.
But let's say that your machine is done for and it's time to buy a new one. Before you start your shopping quest, you should be inspired by the fact that there is washer on the market to fit your exact consumer profile. From portable washing machines for the tight spaces to top-of-the-line front loading models that purr like a small kitten, it's all out there.