Choosing the Right Washing Machine For You
Shopping for appliances can be overwhelming, especially with the variety of options available to you today. If you are currently in the market for a new washing machine, you might find yourself torn between a front-loader and a top-loader. Luckily, we are here to share some of the pros and cons of both so that you can make the best decision for you:
Pros: A classic, a top-loader washing machine can also be purchased in high efficiency (HE) models. They are cheaper to maintain and repair, their lifespan is longer than those of the front-load washers, and you can easily add clothes throughout the cycle. With a cheaper initial price tag, too, a traditional front-loader is an excellent option for those on a budget. You also have more options when it comes to detergent
Cons: Though there are high-efficiency models on the market, these models generally use more water per gallon than their front loader counterpart. If you are looking to stack your machines, due to unlimited space, front-loader machines will be a better option for you.
Pros: Visually more modern and attractive than a top loader, the more modern front-loaders can be more gentle on your clothes. By tumbling in an up and down motion, your clothes will be washed in a very similar manner to hand washing; this will leave less wear-and-tear on your clothing, too. With just a bend at the knee, unloading front-load washing machines is a bit easier than a top-loader, especially if you’re on the shorter side.
Cons: Initial cost is more expensive, and the detergents used must be HE. They also will need to be replaced about three years sooner than a front-loader model and will have a more expensive repair cost.
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