Best washer is the Speed Queen top loader WITHOUT the lid lock. ALL other top loaders stink because California has water problems, the whole country has to have lousy top loaders... Well, SQ figured, "Fine, we'll sell to the other 49!" They fill up all the way and have an agitator that actually washers the clothes!
Dryer: Any dryer with the lint filter on the right rear corner of the top is the best dryer ever made: Whirlpool design from the 1960's. If you must have the controls in front, get a WP or Maytag, both by WP.
AVOID: LG (Anything, but especially gas dryers, DW's and refrigerators.) Samsung Refrigerators, stoves and DW's. GE (if someone offers you a free GE DW, say "No, thanks"!), Electrolux, Haier (Owns GE). RUN from Fisher/Paykel! Bosch, Sub Zero and Thermador, etc., i.e., the "high end" stuff costs way more than it should and are a nightmare to fix, both for me AND your wallet!