Top Loading Agitator-Type Washing Machines

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014 |

Traditional Washing Machines Still Popular

Get the Best Selection of New Washers at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center

Washing Machine

When choosing a new washing machine consumers are faced with three basic types of washers. Front loading washing machines with horizontal wash cylinders, HE (High Efficiency) top loading washers, and traditional agitator type top loading washing machines. Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center (UAKC) carries all three washer configurations.

washer agitator

washer agitator

Traditional agitator type top loading washers, like Mom (or Grandma) use to have, are the most economical to purchase and the most expensive to operate. They use much more water than either HE top loaders or front load washers. The tub fills with water for the wash cycle immersing the clothes. The agitator chugs back and forth like a food mixer stirring the clothes in the soapy water. The wash cycle is followed by a rinse cycle to remove the soap, which is followed by spinning the final rinse water out of the machine.

Many homemakers swear by their old agitator-type machines, and the major brands, GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Maytag, etc. still make and sell a lot of them. Another brand worth looking at in the top load configuration is Speed Queen. A leader in the commercial laundry field, Speed Queen is a durable product with a heavy duty motor and transmission and a stainless steel tub.

Speed Queen Washer

Speed Queen Washer

While traditional top load washers use more water, they cost less than equivalent front load and HE top load models and they satisfy the desire to have a washer just like the one you grew up with. Some consumers insist that they do a better job of getting their clothes clean.

If you want a traditional top load washer the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center will be happy to help you. Call or visit today for the best selection and lowest prices on washing machines or other major appliances and plumbing fixtures.


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