Finding the Right Washing Machine for Your Laundry Needs
If you are in the market for a new washing machine, you will come across two styles of washing machines: top loader or front loader. Each design has its benefits and drawbacks depending on the situation. To help you decide which appliance will be washing your laundry, we have compiled a list of some pros and cons of each.
Front Load Washing Machines
|5% more effective in getting rid of stains when compared to a top loader
They aren’t as harsh on your clothes
They have a larger capacity, allowing you to wash more in a single load
Energy-efficient and require minimal water to operate
More water is removed during the spin cycle, reducing drying time
Easily fits into tighter spaces with their stackable options
|More expensive than a top load washing machine
They normally have a smaller capacity than top loaders
Cycle time is generally longer, depending on the settings used
You cannot open a front loader washer to add more clothes mid-wash
Top Load Washing Machine
|They are more affordable than a front load washing machine
Less bending means less back pain and strain
Some models allow you to add laundry in once the cycle has started, which isn’t an option in a front loader
Wash times are shorter
Minimal movement and vibration when completing the spin cycle
Controls are easier to use and understand
|Use considerably more water & detergent
They are generally less energy efficient for most washes, in which warm water is typically used
They can create important amounts of lint due to the friction of clothes during the wash
They are usually louder than a front load washing machine
Should You Buy A Top Loader or Front Loader?
Only you can determine which machine is right for your needs. Each style has its own unique benefits, so think about what matters most to you when making your decision.
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