Front-load washers

Last month I posted an article about Top Load Washers. Now today, it’s all about the front-load washing machines. You may recall that top-load machines ruled the roost while you were growing up, but by the turn of the century, front-loading washing machines took center stage. Then, by the late 2000s, sales of front-load and top-load washing machines were split down the middle. I kinda prefer the front-load washers, in terms of looks. Make sure which ever style of washing machine you get you also find a good appliance repair service. Appliance repair services in your area are handy to have contact with.

Here are some Pros about Front-load washers:

  • The lack of an agitator makes front-load washers gentle on clothes.
  • Front-loaders consistently out-perform top-loaders in cleaning tests.
  • Faster spin cycles get clothing an average of 10 percent drier, giving your clothes dryer an efficiency boost.
  • Many brands are stackable, making them apartment-friendly.
  • With no top-loading lid to get in your way, you can install laundry appliances under a countertop or low shelf.

Cons include:

  • You have to bend down to unload the machine.
  • The air-tight door invites mold growth. Keeping the door ajar between loads helps to prevent this problem.
  • The control panel on the front invites kids to press buttons and change settings. Control lock-outs on some models counteract this drawback.

The Verdict. Front-load washers are generally considered to be better at cleaning clothing than top-load washers, and with less wear and tear. Front-load washers also use less water than standard top-load washers.

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