Pros vs. Cons: Top-Load Washers
Posted on 05/19/2023
We all know that getting our laundry done isn't exactly the most glamorous task, However, with the right equipment, it can definitely become a more efficient and enjoyable household chore. With top-load washers being a staple in many homes, let’s go over the pros and cons of this popular laundry appliance.
Whether you're looking to purchase a new top-load machine or simply curious about your current top-load washer, we've got you covered. Get ready to dive in and uncover all the information you need to see if this laundry appliance is a good fit for your home.
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Cons of Top Load Washing Machines:
•Lower Efficiency: These models tend to be less energy-efficient than front-load washers. If you want an energy-efficient top load washer, make sure to look for one that is ENERGY STAR Certified.
•Not Stackable: If you have limited space in your laundry room, a top-load washer may not be the best option. These models are not stackable, which can lead to them taking up more space.
•Less Capacity: The design of these models tends to have a smaller average capacity when compared to front-load models. However, there are top-load machines with large capacities available.
•Harsher on Clothes: Top loaders that use an agitator can be slightly harsher on clothing because they use a back-and-forth motion which can create friction causing more wear and tear on delicate fabric.
Did you know? By overloading your washer or dryer, you could cause damage to motors, belts, and other mechanical parts. Some of the repairs can be so costly that you're better off buying a new machine. Try to be conscious of how much you are adding to your washer and dryer, especially if you have an older unit that isn't as equipped to handle larger loads.