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Front-loading vs Top-loading

Two different methods of washing laundry - Which is the more efficient? Top-loading A top-loading washing machine totally immerses the laundry in the internally heated water with the detergent; and scrubs the laundry clean by using a central rotating Agitator, then several rinses with a final spin. Front-loading A front-loading washing machine uses a tumbling action to clean the laundry; using the rotation of the inner drum and the interaction with the Paddles, the laundry is gently plunged through the internally heated water with the detergent, then several rinses with a final fast spin. Are front-loading machines more efficient than top-loaders? Front-loading machines use 60% less water than the average top-loader which means less water has to be heated; as 80 - 90% of the energy used by a washing machine goes towards heating the water. Also, with less water you'll only need to use about a third of the amount of detergent required by a top-loader. The gentle tumbling action of a front-loading machine is much easier on clothes than the twisting action they receive in a top-loaders agitation - this means your clothes will be cleaner and last longer. With a fast spin speed front-loading machine, your tumble dryer would use less energy to dry the laundry The typical top-loading machine spins at about 600 -700 rpm. Many front-loading machines also spin faster at 1200 -1600 rpm, this forces more water out of the laundry - so a tumble dryer would use less energy to dry the laundry. Energy efficient Using an EU Energy efficient A+++ rated front-loading washing machine will take better care of the environment, while saving you money on your Electricity, Water and Detergent bills. Here in the UK, where expensive electricity and water have been driving efficiency improvements for many years – more than 90% of washing machines are front-loading.
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Front-loading

vs

Top-loading

Two different methods of washing laundry - Which is the more efficient? Top-loading A top-loading washing machine totally immerses the laundry in the internally heated water with the detergent; and scrubs the laundry clean by using a central rotating Agitator, then several rinses with a final spin. Front-loading A front-loading washing machine uses a tumbling action to clean the laundry; using the rotation of the inner drum and the interaction with the Paddles, the laundry is gently plunged through the internally heated water with the detergent, then several rinses with a final fast spin. Are front-loading machines more efficient than top- loaders? Front-loading machines use 60% less water than the average top-loader which means less water has to be heated; as 80 - 90% of the energy used by a washing machine goes towards heating the water. Also, with less water you'll only need to use about a third of the amount of detergent required by a top-loader. The gentle tumbling action of a front- loading machine is much easier on clothes than the twisting action they receive in a top-loaders agitation - this means your clothes will be cleaner and last longer. With a fast spin speed front-loading machine, your tumble dryer would use less energy to dry the laundry The typical top-loading machine spins at about 600 -700 rpm. Many front-loading machines also spin faster at 1200 -1600 rpm, this forces more water out of the laundry - so a tumble dryer would use less energy to dry the laundry. Energy efficient Using an EU Energy efficient A+++ rated front-loading washing machine will take better care of the environment, while saving you money on your Electricity, Water and Detergent bills. Here in the UK, where expensive electricity and water have been driving efficiency improvements for many years – more than 90% of washing machines are front-loading.
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