How to Choose the Best Washing Machine for You?
Ready to Wash Up?
There’s plenty to consider when buying a new washer.
Just doing laundry for you and your dog, or do you have a youth soccer team to keep spot free? Make sure you consider how much laundry you are doing each week and what kind of stains you might need to tackle. Small laundry room? Keep in mind the size of the space where your washer will go, and what your plumbing needs will be.
Tip: For a sleek and modern laundry room look try an updated finish like Metallic Silver or Stainless Platinum.
Take a peek at this checklist to determine what you might want in a washer:
Did you actually have that load of jerseys to wash weekly? Check out a higher capacity machine like the Kenmore® Elite 6.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer.
Does your child love to jump in mud puddles? Steam to the rescue! The Samsung® 4.5 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer uses a steam feature to power out stains without pre-treating!
Expect your clothes to last forever? A stainless-steel wash basket, like the one in the Whirlpool® 4.3 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer, prevents snags and wear on your clothing.
The Great Debate: Top-Load Vs. Front-Load
Is there really a difference? Other than appearance, there are a few specific distinctions between a top-load and front-load machine.
Offers the traditional look and cycle options
More convenient to load
Less maintenance than front-loading machines
In general, less expensive than its front-loading counterparts
Also available in HE models
Tip: FOR ADDED CAPACITY TO WASH THOSE LARGER ITEMS like comforters and pillows, look for a top-load machine with an impeller instead of an agitator.
Removes more water from your load resulting in shorter drying times
More cycle types for all of your washing needs
Gentler on your washables
Quieter than top-loading machines
HE/ENERGY STAR compliant saving you water, electricity and money!
Tip: FRONT-LOAD MACHINES NEED TO BE CLEANED REGULARLY per manufacturers’ instructions to prevent bacterial growth.
Want To Help Save The Environment And Your Cash?
Check out an HE machine!
But what does high efficiency really mean?
High efficiency washers use up to 80% less water and feature 65% more energy savings than traditional washers. They are ENERGY STAR certified and load capacities are usually larger, which means fewer loads to get through!
Tip: BECAUSE HE WASHERS ARE LOW-SUDSING they require HE detergent. Make sure you check for the HE symbol on your favorite detergent brand.
Additional Features To Up Your Laundry Game
Adds the detergent, bleach and fabric softener automatically for optimal clean and less work for you!
Provides a higher level of sanitation perfect for removing allergens. Steam wash machines also help soften your fabrics and remove tough stains.
Self-Adjusting Temperature Control
Automatically changes water temperatures based on wash settings.
Sometimes a melodious tune or a short chirp, either way it’ll let you know when your laundry is ready for the dryer.
Stainless Steel Wash Tub
More durable than traditional porcelain or plastic tubs; because this material only gets smoother over time there is less wear and tear on your clothing.
This optional front-load accessory lifts your machine off of the ground making your washables easier to load. It also provides extra storage to organize your laundry room.
Tip: EACH BRAND OFFERS ITS OWN UNIQUE SET OF FEATURES. Always losing that one sock before you press start on your cycle? Samsung® offers AddWash™; this handy door allows you to add that rogue sock after your load has already begun.