Washing machines: Front-loaders vs. top-loaders

Appliance Scratch & Dent Outlet in Kitchener can help with choosing the right washing machine for all your laundry needs. The store has a great assortment of both front-load and top-load washing machines for you to choose from. While their inventory is out of its original packaging and may have some type of cosmetic blemish, the units are all brand new and in guaranteed working condition.

To help determine which type of washing machine to purchase, consider the differences between top-load and front-load machines.

Front-loading machines are typically gentler on your clothing and do a better job of cleaning your clothes than top-loading machines do.

Top-loading machines are usually less expensive than front-loading ones but are less energy efficient. Front-loading machines use less water and spin faster, which means there is less water left in the clothing and less drying time is required.

Front-loading machines generally have a larger capacity than top-loading machines and can accommodate more of your laundry at once, which means fewer loads of laundry. Top-loaders, however, have shorter wash cycles, which means your laundry will be finished sooner.

Top-loading machines require little to no maintenance, whereas front-loaders need regular cleaning to prevent mould from growing, especially in the door where water can sit. It is recommended to leave the door of your front-loading machine open after each use so that it has a chance to air out. It is also necessary to clean out the gasket around the door so that it maintains its seal and there is no buildup of mould or mildew.

Another factor in deciding which style to choose may be the space available in your laundry room. A front-loading washer can be stacked on top of a front-loading dryer so that it takes up less space, whereas a top-loading washing machine will need to be placed beside your dryer, taking up more floor space.

For more information on the differences between front-loading and top-loading washing machines, contact Appliance Scratch & Dent Outlet at 519-749-9992 or send an email to sales@scratchanddent.ca. The store is located at 407 Gage Avenue, Unit 4, in Kitchener.