Laundry’s a daunting task and every mother would love it if their teen would help do the laundry and ironing services. One of the ways to accomplish this would be to get the right machine that makes the work easy. Today’s washers and dryers are very cool and have many features that make laundry much less of a chore.
Teens will look for the easiest route to get the job done fast. Front load washers seem to be the biggest craze today but if you haven’t shopped for a washing machine in awhile, you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about. If you’ve started browsing around, you have probably already determined that most have a bit of a heavier price tag than the top loading varieties. Are they really worth the extra money and what makes them so different?
The main difference between the two types is the way that the clothes are placed in the washer. A top loading variety has a hinged top, allowing the laundry to be placed into the center of the agitator where they are swirled around to become clean. A front loading machine relies on side-mounted paddles and gravity to agitate the clothes instead.
What are the Benefits?
• Increased Capacity – Due to the fact that there is not a central agitator to take up room, the drum is able to hold up to 30 percent more which could mean the difference of you having to wash one load or two. Keep in mind that fewer loads could add up to a substantial savings in water, electricity and detergent.
• Gentle On Clothes – Because there is no harsh agitation, your clothes don’t go through the abuse of being thrashed around by blades so they last longer. Never again will you have tank top straps or sweater arms stretched out.
•Steam Option – Some models like the Electrolux front load washer have a steam feature. This means that the water and steam work together to get your clothes the cleanest they can be. Steam also penetrates wrinkles and significantly softens the fabric. If that’s not enough, these models are preferred for allergy sufferers because steam removes allergens like pollen and dust mites.
• Quiet – Top loading washing machines easily become unbalanced and incredibly noisy if they clothes shift to one side or if you are washing a large blanket. Again, since there is no agitator, a front loading machine remains silent.
• Less Water and Detergent – Front loading models only need enough water to cover about one-third of the tub since the clothes are gently lifted and dropped while a top loader requires enough water to cover all the clothes. Detergents that are specifically made for front loaders are designed specifically for this water capacity and much less is required.• Electricity Savings – Since more water is removed during the final spin cycle in a front loader, the clothes require less time in the dryer which amounts to a substantial savings in your electricity bill.
I think you will find that if you invest in a great new set of washers and dryers, where a lot of the work is done for you, you will be able to convince your teens to help out. They may cost you more than some other models initially but they will save you a significant amount of money through the years.