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Front Load Washers vs. Top Load Washers - The Best Washer for Your Home

by Product Specialist

Today, there are many different choices in washing machines. Only over the last decade have front-loading washers become available for home use. The addition of the new models has come along with a growing demand for energy-efficiency. Most models are Energy Star labelled, meaning that they must meet certain guidelines for operating with less energy without interfering with the quality of the machine.

Among the different types of top loaders, traditional models with center-post agitators often produce the poorest results. Newer high-efficiency models with a larger capacity and faster spin cycles can wash larger volumes of clothes without using as much water. Less water in the washer results in a shorter time in the dryer and less energy used there as well.

Pros and Cons of New Front Load Washers

Front load washers surpass the high-efficiency top loaders in fastest spinning and using the least water for greater energy efficiency all the way around. There are also many new features on the front-load models to expand your laundering options but they also change the way you do your laundry. Some have programmable settings that take care of specific types of laundry for you while steam washing get clothes cleaner and helps remove stains.

Fitting Your Lifestyle and Your Laundry Room

Many people simply prefer the commercial look of front-load washers. They are also built tough and usually hold up for a long time. The features they offer may simplify the way you do laundry and cut down the time you need to devote to it. Regardless of which model washer you go with, keep the size of washer and dryer in mind and the space that you have available to put them in. Make sure you have adequate space for your machines and to access them easily.