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.
- 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.