Staber - Getting More for Your Money: The Second Price Tag of a Washing Machine

When shopping for a clothes washer, it can be helpful to think of it's two price tags. The first price tag is the price paid to purchase the appliance. The second price tag is the cost to operate the appliance over its lifetime.

To calculate the second price tag for a given appliance:

(Annual Operating Cost) x (Lifetime of Appliance) = Second Price Tag

  Staber washing machines average around $300 less to operate each year at 8 loads per week when compared to the average agitator washer. These savings includes your water/sewer bill, energy bill, and detergent costs.  

The average life expectancy of an agitator washer is 12 years. We expect the Staber to last 20 years. You can save several thousand dollars over that time period when comparing the costs to operate a Staber washing machine compared to a top loading agitator washer.

Translating Energy Savings

Energy Saved ...washing just 8 loads a week.                      

Typical washer using 249 kilowatt-hours per year and a Staber using 56 kilowatt-hours per year: Saving 193 kilowatt-hours per year.

  • Enough to leave a 60-watt light on for 3200 hours.
  • Enough to run a Staber clothes washer 1400 times.
  • The same as running a computer for 1000+ hours.  

When energy for hot water savings and reduced energy for drying is added, savings can average 800 kilowatt-hours per year or more. Many users wash much more than 8 loads a week and enjoy even larger annual energy savings. 

Translating Water Savings

Most of the energy consumed by clothes washers is used to heat the water. The Staber saves up to 9,000 gallons or more of water per year. This is the same amount used to:

--Flush a typical new toilet 6,000 times 

--Take 720 5-minute showers

Detergent Savings

Uses 1 ounce of detergent per typical load compared to 4+ ounces used per load using a typical agitator washer.

Less water pollution and easier on septic systems.

4 times as many loads per detergent purchase adds up to big dollar savings and less environmental impact.


All Models of the Legendary Staber washing machine are still Made in America USA and are currently On Sale.
Description Qty.


HXW 2304


List $1399.00 ON SALE

HXW 2305 Stainless


List $1899.00 ON SALE

 Coin Operated


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We recommend that you contact your local utility company and ask if they provide rebates for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR labeled appliance, such as the Staber clothes washer. Rebates and incentives range anywhere from $75-$300 depending on your area and utility company.

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