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Consumer Reports Washers & Washing Machines

If you are planning to buy a new washing machine, why don't you do it now? Today might be the right time to check out Consumer Reports Reviews on Washers before you buy a new one.  

While it is true that the washing machines released a few years ago were not able to comply with the energy standards, we found out from the Consumer Reports that washing machines recently released were a lot better. 

Emilio Gonzales, the tester in charge of the Consumer Reports' test tested different types of washing machines that include top-loader and front-loader. Part of the test was the tough stain test that checks the washing capability of the washing machine. 

By using different clothing with stains on them, different substances were used to check how well the washing machine could wash them. 

Also, the gentleness of the washing machines in washing the clothes was tested by the Consumer Reports. Clothing with precise cut holes was included in the test. 

The number of loose threads was then counted after the washing. Gonzales said that the more the loose threads were, the less gentle the washing machine was. 

It was found out that front-loaders were gentler than the top-loaders. Aside from that, front-loader machines save more water and energy. However, most of these washing machines were pretty hard on the budget because they generally cost more than $1000 but the best buy title went to the GLTF2940F or the Frigidaire washer that costs around $650. 

While the cycle times of the top-loaders were shorter and these washers are relatively cheaper than the front-loaders, their cleaning ability is not as good as front-loaders. Celia Kuperszid-Lehrman from the Consumer Reports said that although, front-loaders are better than top-loaders, during the test, they discovered some top-loaders that are almost as good as front-loaders. 

Another title holder of best buy was the G.E. top-loader model number WJRE5500GWW that costs around $480. 

Both the Frigidaire washer and the G.E. top-loader have high washing capacity which means you have got to do fewer loads. 

However, you should know that front-loaders washcloths longer than the top-loaders do as it has approximately 1.5 hours or more wash cycle. But this excepts the Frigidaire top-loader because it only has more than one hour of wash cycles. 

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