Montreal (Qc) CANADA, July 24, 2007 - Model Released photo- A young asian woman use high efficiency (HE) detergent to wash clothes in a front loader washing machine.
Front-loading washing machines use:
40 to 60% less water
30 to 50% less energy
50 to 70% less detergent
Most of the energy used for washing clothes is consumed for heating the water. A typical top-loading washer uses about 40 gallons of water as compared to only 20 to 25 gallons in a front-loader.
The gentle tumbling action of a front-loader is much easier on clothes than the twisting action they receive in a top-loader.
The typical top-loader machine spins at about 600 rpm (revolutions per minute). Many front-loading machines spin faster -1000 rpm to1600 rpm. This forces more water out of the washing.
Therefore, front loaders reduce drying time considerably because they spin much faster.
In Europe, more than 90% of washing machines are front-loaders, compared with less than 5% in the U.S.
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