There are several benefits to buying a top-loading washer, including the ability to load and unload your clothes with less bending and no kneeling. These machines aren't prone to mold and mildew buildup because water doesn't pool near the door. They also tend to be more affordable and have faster wash times. If you do a lot of laundry, top-loader washing machines without an agitator can cut down on the time you spend doing laundry because of their larger capacities. If you're looking for a matching laundry pair, you might want to consider electric dryers or gas dryers at Best Buy.
Our best top-load washer features.
When considering purchasing a top-loading washing machine, some features to consider include wash cycles, which adjust water temperatures and spin speeds according to the type of fabrics and soil level of your clothing. Based on the weight of the clothes in the load and selected cycle, high-efficiency top-load washing machines automatically adjust the water level. Also, an internal thermostat checks the water while its loading and, if needed, will adjust the inflow of water. Models with different temperature settings can accommodate a variety of fabric types, helping to prevent shrinking and color leaking. If some clothes get overlooked on laundry day, you can use a quick wash setting to clean a small number of items in a hurry.
Top-load washer capacities.
Whether you're buying as a single person or for your large family, capacity is an important factor to consider. Additionally, a washer is a long-term investment so think about your current situation and whether that might change in the future. A regular capacity washer is between 3.1 and 4.0 cubic feet. If you're having trouble picturing cubic feet, imagine your laundry in terms of weight.
A regular-capacity washer can take 12 to 16 pounds of clothes.
A large-capacity model, which is between 4.2 and 4.5 cubic feet can hold up to 20 pounds of laundry.
Machines with an extra-large capacity of 5.0 cubic feet or more can wash things like a king-size comforter and the sheet set in one load.
Getting started with your top-loading washing machine.
Once you've decided on the best top-loading washer for your needs, you need to determine how to get it home and set up. Best Buy can provide you some peace of mind by taking care of both with our appliance delivery and installation services. In addition to getting the washer functioning correctly, you'll also want to make sure you have the necessary parts and washer accessories.