We've all seen a myriad of attractive ads for cleaning clothes; either these ads were for detergents or for washing machines. Well, our concern here is the washing machine.
Washing Machine could be a front load or a top load, and choosing between the two could be the customer's personal choice, but why not look into some essential factors before you decide. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind to declare the winner between the two.
- Easy to Use
- Washing Speed
- Cost Effectivity
- Water Consumption
- Easy Installation
- How well does it extract the water? / Efficiency in Water Extraction
- Smell/Mold Issues
Aged buyers or someone having knee joints issues would find it challenging to use a front loading washing machine as they have to bend down to use it. On the other hand, a top-loading washing machine is more convenient to use.
Conclusion: Top load is the winner.
The top load washer has two types:
1. With agitator (High Speed, could be harsher on clothes)
2. Without agitator (Gentler but speed is normal)
The front-load washer uses gravity to wash (which could be gentle on clothes), and during the final cycle front loading washing machine spins 33% faster than the typical top-loading washing machines. As a result, more water is removed from the clothes, and it takes less time to dry the clothes.
Conclusion: Front load is the winner.
Despite being a winner for your convenience and washing speed, top loading washing machine can be rougher for your clothes when it is overloaded. The front loader could be much gentler in terms of washing your clothes.
Conclusion: Front loader is the winner in this category.
When it comes to cost, everyone wants to have the best quality at affordable rates. If your concern is the cost, then the top loader is the winner but not as good as front loaders when it comes to quality. Front loaders are typically more expensive than top loaders, but it tends to be more effective and water-efficient than top loaders. Front-loaders come with extra features as it tends to accommodate all fabric types and soil levels.
Conclusion: It's a Draw! As the top loader is cost-effective, but front loader is a quality maintainer.
A front loading washing machine uses less water than the average top loading washing machine. Also, it uses less electricity than top loaders.
An average family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day and clothes washing is responsible for 17% of this figure.
So, a front loading washing machine can better sustain our environment.
Conclusion: Front loading washing machine is the winner for this category.
Front loading washing can be stacked with a dryer. As a result, it could save your space.
There are two popular reasons to choose a stacked washer dryer layout. First is that they do not have any other choice as their home/shop has only vertical space left, and the second reason could be that they want to use their space to more functional floor space.
Conclusion: Front loader is the winner.
During the final cycle a front loader spins 33% faster than a typical top loading washing machine. It implies that more water would be removed from the clothes before you put them in the dryer.
This means that clothes would be less heavy to move between two units, and it would dry faster.
Conclusion: Front loader is the winner.
One of the biggest complaints about front loading washing machine is that over time mold can build-up around the door's rubber gasket. Generally, we have found that clothes could have smell issues when the same clothes are processed multiple times in the front-loading washing machine.
Top loading washing machines do not have this issue as they rely on gravity to pull water down. As a result, water does not get trapped in any seal.
Conclusion: Top loader is the winner.
At DhobiLite, we use both top loading, and front-loading washing machines as both of them are winners by their specific individual advantages. With years of experience in this field, we have developed this setup to combine front loading and top loading machines. We have tie-ups with washing machine vendors who provide us machines at an affordable rate, and we are providing the same for our laundry franchisee too.