Newest Innovations Improve Washer Performance
Today’s washers are so advanced, they can almost run themselves. The most recent advances in wash performance, energy efficiency and water conservation make cleaning a lot easier in the laundry room. Families of all sizes can reap the benefits of the latest models, which include larger load capacity, steam cycles and anti-vibration technology. New models with programmable memory allow you to set the timer to start the washer any time of day; you don’t have to be home or awake during the washing cycle.
|Traditional Top Load Models: Traditional top loading washers make loading and unloading easy with access to the drum from the top. A central agitator moves the clothes around the drum during the wash cycle, removing stains, dirt, odors and more. Selectable settings allow you to choose the appropriate water level. Normally, three temperature settings are available: hot/cold, warm/cold, cold/cold. Newer models offer a wider range of temperature settings.|
Top Load High-Efficiency Models Without Agitator: High-efficiency top load models offer some of the latest technological advances available today. There are several options for how your clothes will move through the wash cycle; newer models use a series of different directional movements to get the clothes clean as opposed to the agitation of traditional models.
|Front Loading Models: Typically, the newer front loading washers clean better and are more energy efficient than the best high-efficiency top load models. One of the most appealing advances that some front loading models offer is load monitoring: The washer determines the amount of water for the load based upon the weight of the clothes. The washer partially fills with water and cleans by lifting the clothes up to the top of the tub and dropping them back down into the water. Large loads are easily cleaned with high-efficiency detergent. The spin cycle reduces drying time by extracting moisture much better than traditional models and anti-vibration technology reduces vibration and maintains quiet performance.|
|Compact Models: For those who have space concerns, compact models fit the bill, affording everyone the convenience of washing clothes at home. Stackable models can fit into spaces the size of a small closet and other compact models are great for apartments and condominiums, or one- and two-person households. Top loading and front loading compact models are also options in tight spaces. Several manufacturers offer “all in one” washer and dryer units that combine washing and drying functions in one appliance.|