If your business needs a sturdy washing machine that can handle frequent loads, you’re probably wondering what to choose between a front loader and a top loader. The right choice is surprisingly simple these days!.

Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both so you can make an informed decision!

Top Loader Washing Machines

While most people might have grown up with a top loader, these machines are starting to lose popularity, especially in a business setting.

One of the attractions of top loader washing machines is the fact that they’re cheaper to purchase than front loaders. They also let you add in more clothes during the washing cycle, by simply opening the lid. The joy!

Top loaders can’t handle heavily soiled laundry and fabrics. As such, they are not the right choice for a business in the health industry, for example, because they are not suitable for washing if thermal or chemical disinfection needs to occur.

Another major disadvantage is that top loaders are less energy-efficient than their front-loading counterparts and can use up to 50% more water. For a business that is trying to balance the budget and also be sustainable, a top loader might not be the right choice.

Front Loader Washing Machines

The first and most important advantage of a front loader is efficiency. It uses less energy because the horizontal drum of a front loader makes use of gravity to tumble a load of clothes. It also consumes less water and less detergent, which makes it a good investment for any business. If you’re running a business that needs to do multiple loads per day, a commercial or industrial front loader is the right solution for you, as it will save you money long term.

Many people are shocked to find out that a new Maytag Commercial MHN33PN front load washing machine only uses on average 40liters of water per cycle – dramatically less than the 150+ liters some old top load washers are using!

A front loader can be used in stacked configuration, meaning you can place a dryer on top of it and make the most of the space you have, which is not possible with a top loader. Speaking of dryers (which consume a lot of electricity): if you wash laundry in a front loader, the strong spinning cycle removes more water, which means you’ll have to use the dryer less.

All these advantages come with a price: front loaders are usually a little bit more expensive than top loaders. So which one you choose for your business also depends on the budget you have.

Looking for new washing machines for industrial or commercial applications? Maytag Commercial is one of the most trusted brands on the market. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dependable Laundry Solutions – we can assist you at each stage in the planning, purchasing and servicing your equipment.