Top 7 Top Load Washer
- 4.1 Cu. Ft. Capacity Stainless Steel Drum
- 12 Wash Cycles / 5 Soil Levels / 4 Temperatures
- 3.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity White Porcelain Tub
- 11 Wash Cycles / 5 Temperatures
- Compact Design: Wash and Spin 2-in-1 8lbs Capacity.
- Full-Automatic Washer: 8 Preset Programs, Timer and Water Level Control with LED Display
- Type: top load
- Agitator: yes
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Advantages of Top Loading Washing Machines
a) Inexpensive: This is undisputedly top load washers’ topmost benefit.
There being inexpensive is hence the reason why top load washers are so popular in rental apartments, short-term living situations, and other commercial usage. Also, these units and most especially coin-op ones are capable of paying for themselves after a while – through use.
b) Ergonomically Friendly:
Unlike front load washers which are normally stacked vertically (the dryer on top and washer at the bottom) hence making it difficult for someone, especially someone nursing back pains to transfer their laundry from the bottom up, top load washing machine units are more ergonomic-friendly. This is generally because the latter allows one to load their laundry at waist height hence preventing repetitive joint stress when loading the washer.
Top Load vs Front Load Washing Machines
For years, top load washers topped the list of America’s most trusted and beloved washers. However, starting in the early 2000s, their prominence started declining. This decline is believed to have been as a result of the re-emergence of the front load washing machines.
Although several factors can be attributed to the decline and rise of top and front load washers respectively, the economic factor comes in first. In essence, the emergence of new washing machine technology has prompted companies to start streamlining production hence-by resulting in lower unit prices.
How to Choose Your Washing Machine
What is the best top load washer? There’s a lot to consider when choosing a washing machine.
Basically, most of these options revolve around the washer’s trustworthiness and overall value. For instance, there’s no way you can put your top load unit under a dryer unit. Despite this, when it comes down to easiness to use, you have to go with top load units. The reason behind this reasoning is that they are easy to operate and built with an agitator that seamlessly moves water and detergent(s) through clothes.
Essentially, the most important things to consider when choosing your preferred washer include:
a) Its Functionality, Cleaning Efficiency and Energy Efficiency
Most buyers equate a machine’s value and efficiency to its washing performance. This is basically the reason why machines with larger washtubs continue to remain a favorite of many buyers – for they can take larger load sizes in one wash cycle.
Most importantly is that almost all people like to own a machine with Energy Star certification for it signifies a more eco-friendly way of life. Therefore, a washer that gives an eco-friendly wash cycle is bound to do well in the market and function well in the buyer’s home.
b) Special Features:
Washing machines with special features for customized washing are always a favorite of buyers. This is because such a machine is capable of performing different laundering tasks such as cleaning cloths of varying fabrics.
That way, one needs not to spend so much time trying to figure out which settings to use for the load that has just been put in or, find themselves putting different clothes together only to end up with unsatisfactory results.
c) A Strong, Durable and Large Water Drum:
The best water drum to go with is a stainless steel one. Why you may ask? Stainless steel is quite long lasting for it is resistance against corrosion, rust, and chipping.
And, come the end of the day, you’ll have ended up saving money that would otherwise have to be spent replacing your unit’s drum. But, even when using a stainless steel drum, it’s important that you always rinse and dry it or let it get air-dried after use so as to prevent mold or mildew from growing.
Tips on Choosing A Right Washing Machine
So which washing machine is best suited for properly cleaning your clothes? To answer this question, you need to have a buying guide and not just any buying guide but rather one that presents you with essential information and features that the ideal best top load washing machine ought to have:
a) Reading various washing machine reviews is definitely the top spot to get your information.
What makes these reviews exceptional is that they objectively analyze different washer models and their features before giving a conclusion. Also, you get to learn what they are all about and how much each of the costs.
b) Another thing to look into is their wash cycle.
If interested in small wash cycles, such as 15 minutes or less, top load units are the best. But, though you will spend lesser time doing laundry, you may have to do a couple of cycles for super-fast cycles take small loads.
Still, this can be considered a good thing for the more cycles there are, the better for, different clothes will have to be washed separately and properly. You will find some reviews of HE top load washer machines in later paragraphs. (We often use “HE” as the short name of “High Efficiency” top load washers.)
c) Next is the washer’s capacity.
If you are doing laundry for many people, the most sensible investment to make would be to invest in a large capacity machine – so as to save time. If you live all by yourself, such as machine would be considered a poor investment.
d) The unit’s energy saving capability is yet another important factor to consider.
Though washing machines with high Energy star ratings cost more, in the long run, they save you lots of money. And, it’s not just about saving on your electricity bills but also the water bills.
e) Lastly is the top spin speed.
What makes this important is that the higher the top spin speed, the dryer your clothes will be. And so, if your washer has a high spin speed, your clothes will spend lesser time in the dryer. That is bound to come in handy for you’ll also be consuming lesser electricity.