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Which is Better? Top Loading Washing Machine or Front Loading Washing Machine

However, top loading washing machine and front loading washing do the same job to wash clothes, but they differ in the how they work. The big difference comes into focus how clothes are placed in the washing machine from from the front side of the machine or from top side of machine. Try our Washing machine selector to choose right washing machine as per your needs by answering simple questions without reading any buying guide.

Design of top loading washing machine and front load washing machine


how to place clothes in top load washing machine

how place clothes in front load washing machine


Top loading washing machine wash tub sits vertically and electric motor sits underneath the tub and rotates the tub. Whereas in front load washing machine wash sits horizontally and electric motor sits back side of it. Overall, user perspective in top load washing machine, clothes is placed from top side, whereas in a front load washing machine, clothes are placed from the front side of the washing machine.

Water usage

Top load washing machine requires enough water to cover the all the clothes. Whereas a front load washing machine requires only one of the third amount of water because its drum sits horizontally and while rotating drum it turns the clothes back into the water. For rinse the clothes, top load washing machine fills the water to cover all clothes whereas front load washing machine, spray the water on the clothes while moving the drum. Overall, the fact is front load washing machine saves lots of water compared to top load washing machine.

Washing capacity

Because front load washing machine doesn’t have any agitators, so that many clothes can be placed inside the washing machine. So that, compare to top load washing which has agitators, equivalent capacity front washing machine can wash more clothes.

Energy efficiency

Front load washing machines are well known for their energy efficiency compared to top loading washing machine. The front load washing machine runs for long duration, but on slow speed and rinse, spin speed and duration are optimal to remove the detergent, water from clothes. Front load washing takes less time for drying the clothes. Read more what type of washing machine are energy efficient in our post.

Clothes lifespan

The top load washing machine uses agitator or impeller or pulsator to pass detergent water throughout the clothes. But these agitators seize, knot and stretch the clothes. Whereas front load washing does not use any type of agitators, impellers or pulsators. Compared to top load washing machine, front load washing machine gentle wash the clothes and keeps clothes lifespan.

User comfort

In user comfort, top loading washing machines are coming first. With top load washing machine with no need to bend to load clothes. However, to unload clothes, you have to bend to get clothes out. Whereas, with a front load washing machine you have to bend or sit on floor to load as well unload the clothes. If you have back pain suffers, usage of front load washing is quite troublesome to you.

Last minute adding clothes

In a hurry, you started the machine and some time, you runs to add some additional clothes. Whereas a front load washing machine does not allow you to open the door once wash cycle started until it completes. However, top loading washing can be paused and flexible to add clothes even after wash cycle started.

Price

Front load washing machines are expensive because of their advanced features and energy efficiency. Front load washing machine price varies from 25,000 rupees to 50,000 rupees. Whereas top load washing machine price varies from 10,000 rupees to 30,000 rupees in India.

Capacity Top load
washing machine price
Front load
washing machine price
6 kg Rs. 13,000 to 16,000 Rs. 25,000 to 29,000
7 kg Rs. 22,000 to 27,000 Rs. 29,000 to 34,000
8 kg Rs. 28,000 to 33,000 Rs. 38,000 to 55,000

Best top load washing machines

  • Haier 5.8 kg Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine
  • LG P8539R3SM 7.5 kg Semi Automatic Washing Machine
  • LG 6 kg Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine (T7070TDDL)
  • Videocon VS60B11 Typhoon Plus Semi-automatic 6 Kg Washing Machine
  • LG 9.5 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine
  • LG T72CMG22P 6.2 kg Fully Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine
  • Whirlpool 7.2 kg Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine
  • LG P7853R3SABG 6.8 kg Semi Automatic Washing Machine
  • Videocon VS60A12-DMU Storm Prime Semi-automatic Washing Machine
  • LG T10RRF21V 9 kg Fully Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

Best front load washing machines

  • LG 7 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine (FH296HDL24)
  • IFB 6 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine (EVA AQUA VX LDT)
  • LG FH0B8NDL22 6 Kg Fully-automatic Front-loading Washing Machine
  • LG F1496ADP24 8/4 kg Fully Automatic Front Loading Washer Dryer
  • LG F1296WDL23 6.5 kg Fully Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine

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