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    Hands down Top loader, I hate front loaders. I find your clothes are so crinkled when they come out. My top loader I can wash queen dooners and blankets, no way my front loader could cope with those. It also was really crap at washing my husbands dirty work clothes. I also think if you usually wash in cold then the saving comparisons are really not that great.

    Oh and my back, another reason I hate front loaders. I have never had problems with my back except the time I was bending over in that stupid front loader. I was so happy to buy another top loader

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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Front loader. I feel it washes better and the short cycle is only 30 min.

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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Talk to your local dealer but I reccomendd looking into Miele. They are a great brand. I have had my front loader for over 7yrs. Not a single break down or warranty issue.

    Front loaders can fit more than ppl think. Because when the water fills the cavity and gravity takes over the load squashes down. If you can still fit your hand in the top of the drum space you can still fit more washing in.

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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    We changed to a front loader 2 years ago now and I will never use a top loader again, we bought the top of the line Bosch and can fit more in it than our old top loader that had a higher kg limit. Clothes come out just as clean if not cleaner and the energy and water rating are second to none. Ours takes no longer on a normal cotton cycle (45mins) than most top loaders and has a million options for washing including a 15 min express wash and I love that it calculates how much water is needed to wash what's in it. The only downside I've found is not being able to add things once you start a cycle but I do a quick run around before hand to find anything that needs to go in

    Eta: my machine has Cold, 30,40,50,60,70,80,90 and 100 degree options for water temp
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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    I like my front loader.

    The clothes come out practically dry already. We got one that uses magnets rather than a belt and apparently it will last way longer and need less repairs than the belt style. It's also practically silent.

    I haven't found a difference in energy consumption, but I was always a cold washer, though the drop in water consumption has been remarkable.

    I also like that I can put my dryer on top.

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    Default Re: Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    I have always used a top loder but when my old one died I was also imprssed with the water levels and see as im short I would have to lift myself into the machine to get the last sock in the machine..i got a samsumg 7kg front loader and I absoulty love it! added bonus its quiet and dont shake the house or wake up my son with stupid noises

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    Default Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Front loader for sure! It uses less water, less powder and it's better for your clothes.

    I had to use a Top Loader when I first moved in with DF, it was awful. Clothes came out ripped and never really felt clean.

    Love, love, love my LG Front loader
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    Default Re: Washing MAchines - top loader or front loader?

    Quote Originally Posted by onionskin View Post
    Hands down Top loader, I hate front loaders. I find your clothes are so crinkled when they come out. My top loader I can wash queen dooners and blankets, no way my front loader could cope with those. It also was really crap at washing my husbands dirty work clothes. I also think if you usually wash in cold then the saving comparisons are really not that great.

    Oh and my back, another reason I hate front loaders. I have never had problems with my back except the time I was bending over in that stupid front loader. I was so happy to buy another top loader
    My front loader couldn't cope with my ex's dirty work clothes either. They came out still stinking even after being in on a long/warm cycle. Yet the standard cold setting on my top loader was enough to get them clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    My front loader couldn't cope with my ex's dirty work clothes either. They came out still stinking even after being in on a long/warm cycle. Yet the standard cold setting on my top loader was enough to get them clean.

    Mine too. I would have to soak them first and then wash. My trusty top loader has them so clean and the grease smell is gone. It seems we are in the minority though.

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    I have a high efficiency top loader. It looks like a top loader, but uses less water and front loader detergent.

    It works well for us, the only real difference is to get the water savings I can't use fabric softener.


 

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