If you are in the process of shopping for a new washing machine, chances are that you will need to choose between a top loading and front loading washing machine. Although some individuals will opt for the top loading washing machine, there are others that will prefer the front loading washing machine. So, which one is best for you? To choose the ideal appliance for your home, you should first understand the differences between the two and then decide on which type best suits your needs.
For many years, the top loading has been the primary market leader (in terms of washing machines). They are commonly found in many households and have been the first choice for many individuals for many reasons. If you find that you do not have much time to spare to wash your clothes, the top loading machine may be the ideal choice as it does not take as much time to complete a washing cycle as it does for a front loading.
In addition, the top loading washing machine is ideal for those that are older in age or have weaker backs. As front loading washing machines require you to bend down to put your clothes in, the top loader offers a great advantage as you will not have to bend down as often to wash your laundry.
On the other hand, there are still a number of individuals that prefer the front loading washing machine. In the past, they were used primarily in commercial businesses. Today, they are much more affordable for the average homeowner and are better designed. One of the most well-known advantages of a front loading machine is their ability to conserve much more water than a top loading would, therefore, not only will you be saving money by purchasing a front loading washing machine, but you will also be able to save money on your water and energy bills. In fact, on average, a front loading washer utilizes 60% less water and 68% less energy compared to a top loading washer. In addition, front loading washers are much better to use for delicate clothes because the drum does not contain an agitator, therefore, you will not have to worry about your clothes becoming stretched.
Although front loading machines are the top pick when it comes to water and energy conservation, the washing cycles tend to be longer compared to a typical washing cycle of a top loading washer.
Overall, a top loading washing machine is ideal for heavily soiled sheets and larger items. A front loading washing machine is ideal for more delicate clothing. So, when it comes to choosing between a front loading washer and top loading washer, be sure to consider your budget as well as what you will be washing most often.
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