Front-loading or top-loading? That is the question…
Buying a new washing machine is never easy. There are too many factors at stake. Space is definitely one of these. Do you already know where you are going to install your new washing machine? Have you dealt with the space available? What if I also want a dryer in the future? Are they all fundamental elements when you are about to buy a new washing machine, as well as the loading of clothes, from above or from the front? Let's find out more together.
Buying a new washing machine is never easy. There are too many factors at stake, and space is definitely one of these. Do you already know where you are going to install your new washing machine? Have you dealt with the space available? What if you would also want a dryer in the future? Are they all fundamental elements to consider when you are about to buy a new washing machine, as well as the loading of clothes: from above or from the front? Let's find out more together.
Where do I place it?
The position of a washing machine inside a house is not very simple and not so much free since you will need a tap and a drain. For this reason, many are therefore forced to use the bathroom or kitchen, but there are also alternatives for those who have the possibility, such as the terrace, the garden or the cellar! Of course, you will have to find a washing machine that meets some needs based on the room chosen. The most common choice is certainly the bathroom. Even the most hygienic, if we think that we can avoid carrying dirty clothes from one room to another. Furthermore, the bathroom is an isolated environment, so the noise of the centrifuge will not disturb us. If, on the other hand, you decide to install the washing machine in the kitchen, the first characteristic to look at will be the noise level, since it is an environment in which you usually spend a lot of time. The design is also a variant that should not be underestimated. Luckier are those who, if they wish, can afford to build a laundry dedicated only to the presence of the washing machine and any dryer.
Front-loading vs top-loading
In addition to positioning and size, there is also another choice to make. Is it better to buy a top-loading or front-loading washing machine? These two machines have different pros and cons, let's see some of them together.
If we look at the economic aspect, front-loading washing machines cost slightly more, as they usually offer better performance. As for comfort instead, the top loading is more suitable, as it allows you to put and remove the laundry without having to bend over, so it is particularly suitable for the elderly or for people with mobility difficulties. The speed in washing also goes in favor of washing machines to load from above. Especially models equipped with a stirrer tend to wash clothes faster than a front-loading washing machine. The centrifuge, on the other hand, is the prerogative of front-loading washing machines, they spin faster and therefore your clothes will be drier. On the accumulated dirt front, top-loading washing machines accumulate less dirt, because the water does not stagnate in the seals.
In essence, top-loading washing machines are more comfortable and faster, while front-loading washing machines are more efficient in terms of fabric treatment and waste less water. They also have the option of being stacked with a dryer. Which model to choose? The one that best meets your needs, as always!