Should You Purchase a Top-Loading or Front-Loading Washer and Dryer?

Friedmans Appliances - Front vs Top Load Washer

Are you thinking about buying a new washer and dryer set to replace your outdated models? If so, be sure to think about a few key features before heading to your appliance store, including the design of your new machines. Here is a guide to choosing between a top-loading or front-loading washer and dryer for your home:

Your Biggest Concern Is the Condition of Your Clothes
Front-loading washers tend to be gentler on clothing because they rely mostly on gravity, whereas top-loaders use agitation to more forcefully spin the clothes. This agitation can take its toll over time and eventually reduce the lifespan of your clothing. Advancements have been made when it comes to some top-loaders, so be sure to discuss each model individually with your appliances expert.

You’re Keen on Becoming More Energy Efficient
As trusted appliance companies like GE, Whirlpool, and Maytag work harder to design more energy-efficient machines, the consumer benefits. Many front-loading and top-loading washer and dryer models have been Energy Star approved, which means you don’t have to sacrifice style or function for sustainability. 

You Suffer from Body Aches or Have Trouble Kneeling
Ease of use is an important consideration to make before purchasing a machine at the home appliance store. If you are unable to bend your legs easily, or the act of doing so causes discomfort due to injury, arthritis, or a similarly debilitating condition, choose the more ergonomically efficient top-loader.

If you live in the Concord area and you’re still on the fence when it comes to choosing front-loading or top-loading washer and dryer units, speak with one of the appliance professionals here at Friedmans Appliance. After learning more about your home’s design, your lifestyle, and the frequency with which you use your machines, we can point you in the right direction. To learn more about our services, visit our Pleasant Hill Showroom or call us at (925) 265-8402.