Top load washing machines versus Front load washing machines

When you spring-clean a house, you thoroughly clean everything in it. Part of thoroughly cleaning involves doing lots of washing, laundry, curtains and such. Doing all these washing can take a toll on the hands and back if done manually but technology stepped in. Washing machines make laundry washing much easier and there are quite a number of them in the market. How do you know the one that suits you best? If you are in the market for a (new) washing machine, one of your most important decisions is figuring out which configuration will best meet your family's needs.

Basically, there are two types of configurations for washing machines; top loaders and front loaders. Learn the differences between the top load and front load washing machines based on sampled opinions and find out which one is right for you.

Top load machines are best for people who have back problems as it is easier to get to the load without bending or kneeling over. It needs its own space, cannot be stacked for lack of space. The tub sits vertically in the machine. Laundry is deposited and withdrawn from the top of the machine. Some top-loaders still give you the freedom to add laundry after the cycle has started. These machines are less costly and tend to be more reliable. Top loaders have fewer wash programs when compared to front loaders. You will not have musty odours to deal with, unlike a front loader. Top loaders are the most common type of washing machines.

Front loaders can be stacked, making for more space in smaller laundry rooms. They fit neatly in most under the counter spaces too. The tub sits horizontally in the machine. You need to bend to load or unload the machine. Front loaders are quiet. They balance the laundry loads better and you are not likely to hear the loud banging noise common with top loaders when their laundry load becomes unbalanced. They spin faster, leaving clothes less wet after the cycle. Front loaders use less electricity and less water but have longer cycle times and are usually costly at purchase. The front loader can get water trapped inside it because of its design. This might cause musty odours to form in the wash tub and the detergent dispenser. Front loaders tend to have excellent wash quality but more wash programs than top loaders.

These points are based on sampled opinions. A visit to the appliances department in MHC would give more insight. Why not give it a trial?


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