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Top Loading Versus Front Loading Washing Machines

As front loading washing machines surge into the marketplace, many ask an essential question: which style of machine will work best for my home?

Experts say that both front loaders and top loaders offer different advantages, depending on what the customer needs and wants in a product. Although they usually represent a huge investment for an average family, smart shoppers know they can save money with either, when purchased as a factory second.

Below are a few of the advantages for each style of washer.

Advantages of Top Loading Machines

First, these machines have the advantage of familiarity. Most know how to use this traditional design, which has served as the standard for decades. Also, they usually come at a lower price and cost less to repair. Those with bad backs and knees will find them more convenient to load and unload because they do not require any bending or crouching to access them.

Additionally, front loaders tend to allow clothes to mildew much more quickly when wet clothes remain in them for too long. Top loaders allow water vapour to escape much more efficiently, preventing mould and mildew buildup.

Front loaders have a much less durable design and break more easily when ill-used. While no one recommends overloading a top loading unit, a front loader’s bearings cannot handle the same level of stress.

Finally, one can easily add additional clothes to the cycle once started without fear of spilling soapy water all over.

Advantages of Front Loaders

What front loaders lack in user-friendliness, they make up for in other ways.

Front loaders by design function more efficiently and effectively. Industry studies show that they require less water and energy to run a cycle. In the long term, this will save the user money over a top loader. Additionally, their design helps to get clothes much cleaner than the alternatives.

They also have some convenience features that a top loader lacks. Since they force more moisture from clothes during the spin cycle, you do not need as much dryer time to finish your laundry.  Also, those with limited space can stack their dryer on top of their washer, given proper support shelving. Or, use the space to store your laundry baskets and detergents.

In the competition between top and front loaders, no clear winner exists. Each consumer should choose based on their own priorities. Everyone agrees, however, that getting a washer machine as a factory second gives you the best value for the dollar.

Why factory seconds are your route to quality refrigerators at knock down prices

Need a new refrigerator in perfect working condition, but wary of that brand new refrigerator price? You could try your luck at a used appliance store, or even one of those online yard sale sites. This, however, represents a real gamble in terms of your time and money. You will need to secure or hire a truck, install it yourself, and then pray that it actually works as it should.

Why take the risk and the hassle? And why pay full price? Get a new refrigerator for an unbelievably low price when you purchase a factory second.

Factory seconds come from the manufacturer in perfect working order, but perhaps in less than perfect condition. They usually have hard to notice imperfections, have endured some kind of exterior damage, or served as a floor or display model. Factory seconds can also come as a refurbished piece or former demonstration model.

Many factory seconds, such as those offered by Electrolux, come with a grade applied by the factory. The grading system is based on how close the item is to a brand new and unblemished refrigerator straight from the factory. A grade A, for example, refers to a near perfect item with minor imperfections and/or little damage. The company itself has a complex grading system to ensure consistency, but even the highest graded appliances still come with a heavy discount.

Although you will always get one for much cheaper than new, pricing for factory seconds depends on the condition of the appliance. Most stores make pricing decisions on the spot, reflecting the condition of the appliance. All will work in perfect order, but the extent of exterior damage or manufacturing imperfection will determine the sale price in most instances.

Best of all, most factory seconds come complete with the same manufacturer’s’ warranty as those sold for full price. The warranty ensures that you will take no risk when buying one of these great refrigerator deals. Enjoy a new model refrigerator that works just as well as one available at a much higher full price.

Now that you know about factory seconds, call Brisbane Factory Seconds or visit to check out a wide selection of new and nearly new refrigerators. Stay away from used appliance stores and sketchy refrigerators from second-hand sites. Get the best deal, complete with a warranty, when you buy from Brisbane Factory Seconds.

Get in touch with our factory seconds appliances showroom today to see how much you will save.