Yes, it may be true that front-load washing machines are the king of laundry room but that doesn’t mean that the top-loaders stand nowhere. Top-load washing machines have improved a lot with its front-loading counterparts.
You’ll be amazed to know how far these reliable and hard-working laundry room fixtures have come in the last few years.
1. Smooth Operation
Top-load washers are a little noisy sometimes, but they barely have the window rattling potential of front-loaders. Front-loaders create more noise and lots of vibration during the spin cycle. Some manufacturers also suggest installing the equipment on the concrete flooring so that shaking becomes less.
More noise may not be the most important factor that affects unless you have a small baby in the house or you have oldies in your house.
2. Better Water Extraction
Old styled top-loaders can leave as much as 2 gallons of water in a load of freshly washed laundry. This happens after the spin cycle. All the moisture needs to be extracted in the dryer, which converts to longer drying times and energy costs. High-efficiency top-load washers and front-load machines use higher velocity in their spin cycle.
Another important feature that makes high-efficiency washing machines different from the conventional clothes washing is their high spinning speed that removes more water per load. There is one drawback to improved water extraction is that it can set in wrinkles that don’t shake out as easily in the dryer.
3. Less Water Consumption
Most of the energy used for washing clothes goes into the heating water. Using less water in washing energy as well as money, which makes it a mandatory factor in efficient washing machine design. On the other hand, a conventional top-loaders use around 40 to 45 gallons of water per load. High-efficiency top-load washers use half the water of conventional washers and still provides you clean or cleaner clothes.
4. Convenient Design
Once you start a front-load washer and you forget any pair of socks or any other item and you have to wait for the next turn. After the doors are closed then you are locked out for the duration. But with a top-load washer, you can easily pick the forgotten items, lift the washing machine lid and add them to the discretion. You may have to wait for long while using a front-load washer, it can take as twice as long to complete the load.
5. Larger Loads
Now, we have to compare between high-efficiency top-loaders and conventional top-load washers. One of the clearest differences is that the high-efficiency top-loaders have generally banished the centre-post agitator. Instead of cleaning clothes by rolling them around, the clothes are lifted and tripped employing any of a number of manufacturer-specific techniques. It’s pretty amazing to know how much room that centre post uses up, without it, a high-efficiency top-load washer can hold up to 20 more pounds of laundry.