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How to Choose a Laundry Machine You'll Love

February 12, 2021

"Home is where the heart is." While this is true, home is also where the laundry and dirty dishes pile up. So, what is the key to seeing your home as a haven rather than an endless chore list? Enlist the right help.

LG front load laundry pair in white

We are talking about your home appliances. With all the convenience and technological advancements available, taking care of your home is not like it used to be; and neither is selecting laundry machines. It is no longer a one–size–fits–all world and it wasn't too long ago when top load washing machines were the only option available. Now front–load washing machines have taken the world by storm.

So, which one is the perfect match for you? You will need to take a few things into consideration before making your decision.

What is Your Lifestyle and Family Size?

For homes that can get away with doing only a couple of laundry loads each week, both front load and top load washers are viable options. If you tend to do laundry more frequently, you might want to consider that:

  1. Top load washers typically have more longevity
  2. Front load washers can be more to maintain and troubleshoot

Are You On a Budget?

While the upfront cost of a front load washer is generally more expensive, you can expect to see lower utility bills due to the decreased amount of water and energy needed.

What Type of Clothing Do You Wear?

If most of your clothing is made from delicate fabrics, you will appreciate the tumbling action of the front load washer that mimics washing clothing by hand. While high–efficiency washers are also gentle, traditional top load washing machines still use agitators which can cause tearing of fabrics during a wash cycle.

Is Ease of Use Important to You?

The door on a front load washer is lower to the ground than a top load. If you have a hard time bending over, then a high–efficiency top load washer might be right for you. Otherwise, both options are incredibly user–friendly.

We Are Here to Help You Fall in Love With Your Appliances, Again

We want to make you feel happy and comfortable in your home. Stop into one of our 12 locations to shop in person and work with a product expert to find the appliance that you will love for years to come, or you can shop online at

Howard's offers free next–day delivery on purchases over $399 within qualified zip codes scheduled before 5p.m. in the Southern California area. Contact us today for more information or to have one of our experienced product expert help you find the perfect home appliances for your space.

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