Front and top loading washing machines have certain advantages and disadvantages. This means that when in the market for buying a washing machine, there are certain things that you should take in to consideration apart from the differences in prices between brands such as Whirlpool, LG, Samsung, and Bosch. Firstly, top loading washing machines use more water than front loading washing machines as top loaders have to use enough water to cover the load in the machine due to the fact that the drum is set vertically. A front loader on the other hand has a vertical drum and therefore as the drum turns it uses gravity to drop the clothes back in to the water. Top loaders also use more water because they empty the dirty water and the refill the machine for the rinse cycle. A front loader on the other hand sprays clean water on the load as the drum continues to turn and therefore saves litres of water.
Another difference between front and top loading washing machines the size of the loads that can fit in to the machines. Due to the fact that top loaders have an agitator in the middle that is used to force water through the clothes during washing, there is less space in the machine for clothes. This therefore means that not only are you using more water per load, you will have to do more loads of washing on washing day. Because of the fact that front loaders drop the clothes in to the water and do not have this agitator, it means that you can fit larger loads in to a front loader. However, top loaders have been said to be better for heavy duty cleaning because of the fact that they force the water through the clothes.
Front loaders also generally have a faster spin mechanism as they can reach up to 1000 rpm which means that there is less water left in the laundry and therefore reduces drying time. However, the different brands also have different powers so this should also be a part of your consideration set when choosing between Whirlpool, Samsung, LG, and Bosch. However, the make of the brand and the prices of these brands should be only form part of your second consideration set when choosing between front and top loading washing machines.