Choosing the Best Washing Machine For Your Family

Choosing the best washing machine for your family is about more than just the price. Firstly, you need to decide if you would like a front loader or a top loader. There are advantages and disadvantages to owning either of these types of washing machines. Making the final decision may seem quite confusing, but, luckily, OMO is here to help you make the choice that best suits your needs.

Water Usage

We all know how important it is to save water - and the first place that we can make a difference is in the home. Doing the laundry is just one area where we can save water. The great news is that by saving water, you will also be saving yourself plenty of money in the process! If ‘going green’ is high on your agenda, one of the best washing machine tips that we can give you is to purchase a front loader machine. Front loaders generally tend to use less water due to the way in which they have been designed.

It flips, tumbles and spins - therefore, even with a smaller amount of water, all of the clothes are submerged in water. With top loaders, the water needs to cover all of the clothes to make sure that they are all wet because it simply rotates the items.

Power Usage

The fact that a front loader machine uses less water also means that it will use less electricity than a top loader. Because of the reduced water usage, it takes less power to heat up the water to the desired temperature. It is estimated that a top loader uses 50% more power than a front loading washing machine does.

Detergent

Front loaders and top loaders use different laundry detergents. Luckily, OMO has detergents that are suitable for both washing machine types, so no matter which choice you make, as long as you use OMO products for fabric care , you can rest assured that you will be using the best possible detergent for your machine.

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Drum/Tub Capacity

Making a decision based on which washing machine to get will depend on your unique circumstances. How much space you have in your home and how much laundry you have to do on a weekly basis will determine which washing machine will best suit your needs. You will be able to save more energy in the long run if you choose a bigger washing machine as it will mean doing fewer loads, so try to pick the biggest washing machine possible, whilst taking the amount of space that you have available into account.

Pricing of Top Loaders vs. Front Loaders

Generally, if you compare front loaders and top loaders with the same features and efficiency, there is very little difference in cost.

What is the right choice for you?

Considering that the cost is quite similar for both types of washing machines, the biggest factor that you should take into consideration is how much laundry you have to do on a weekly basis. If you have a large family with lots of kids who come home with stained, messy clothes, you might find that a top loader with a bigger capacity might be the better choice.

On the other hand, if you have a small family and saving money is more important, a front loader will be ideal.

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