7 Differences Between Top-Load and Front-Load Washers that You Need to Know

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It’s time to buy a new washing machine, but which do you choose: the traditional top-load washer, or the stylish front-load washer?  Both have their advantages and disadvantages and choosing between the two usually comes down to personal preference. The top-load washer, referred to as the traditional washer, is believed by some to be the more well-known and reliable choice, while front-load washers are known for their stylish design, convenient features and energy efficiency.  To help you decide which washer is right for you, we’ve outlined some of the biggest differences between the two below.

Here are the top 7 differences between top-load washers and front-load washers:

Size and Space

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Easy Appliance Cleaning!

While you’re cleaning everything this holiday season, don’t neglect your appliances! It’s sometimes easy to forget these things need to be cleaned periodically in order to continue to function optimally and keep the air in your home fresh. While this is important, not everyone has time to deep clean every item in their house. So here are some quick, easy ways to get your appliances sparkling without losing the whole day.

Dishwasher

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Wipe down the sides with an all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar. Then remove the bottom rack, and pour a cup of vinegar on the bottom of the machine. If you’re feeling frisky, sprinkle a 1/4 cup of baking soda on there.

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How to Prep Your Kitchen for Thanksgiving

Having the family over for Thanksgiving? With everything from cooking and cleaning to decorating your home, prepping for the holidays can be a lot of work. Don’t get caught up in kitchen with tedious tasks… spend more time with your family and celebrate all that you’re thankful for! Use our prep tips to help #keepfamilyfirst, all while being the king or queen of the kitchen this holiday season.

1.) Cleaning the Kitchen & Appliances

  • Vacuum the day before company arrives… don’t worry about cleaning the day of!
  • Organize and clean your refrigerator in advance to make room for leftovers… they’re the best!
  • Tidy up the kitchen. Put away anything that looks messy or might get in the way.
  • Clean your
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Appliance Halloween Costumes

If you or your children are still struggling to figure out what you want to be for Halloween this year, what about being a refrigerator, oven, or other home appliance? They’re inexpensive to make and most of the materials can already be found around your home. Here are some great appliance costumes we found on the web:

Washing Machine

Couples idea: If you and your significant other are going to a Halloween party, why not dress up as a laundry pair? Washers and dryers come in a variety of colors and styles and you even can go as a designer pair. Or, if you want to be both yourself, what about going as a washer/dryer combo?

Ovens

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Get It Right the First Time: a How-To Guide for Matching Power Outlets & Plugs

Matching appliances and electronics to the correct power source is a concern for many homeowners. There is nothing worse than purchasing a new appliance, bringing it home, and finding the plug and socket do not match. Understanding your home’s plug types and electrical needs can be a little confusing, so eliminate that stress by learning more about the different options you may find in your home.

110 volts vs. 220 volts

These are the 2 distinct types of power sources you will find in your home. The important difference is the amount of potential energy, or voltage, the socket is able to supply to the device plugged into it.

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Amazing Advances in Appliances to Make Your Life Easier

As the world gets smarter, so do our appliances! Brands like Samsung, Whirlpool, and Beko have come up with some innovative advances to make our daily responsibilities more convenient. Here are some of the coolest ones that are setting new standards for home appliances!

Samsung Family Hub

Samsung Family Hub

This is everything you never knew you needed in a refrigerator. It takes a picture of the inside of your fridge every time the door closes, so you can check the contents on your smart phone while you’re out shopping. Download apps to order groceries, look up recipes, leave notes for the family, share photos, play music, search the internet, and even mirror whatever you’re watching on your Smart TV!

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3 Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Organized

Sleek. Purposeful. Efficient. These are a few of the adjectives we hear most often about Bosch appliances. Yet for many of us, these words are not an accurate description of our kitchens at home. We love our kitchens and the possibilities associated with what we think is the most important room in the home, but the truth is that keeping the space clean and organized is hard work. There must be an easier way to maintain a peaceful, calm, and organized kitchen!

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Spend Less Time Washing Dishes

May 18th is No Dirty Dishes Day! The point of today is to not have any dishes to clean for the entire day. If you ever wanted to spend a whole day eating in restaurants, today is that day! This is a great excuse to take a break from one of the most tedious daily chores and enjoy work-free dining this one time.

For every other day of the year, you can reduce time spent washing dishes by trying these tips to lighten the task.

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1. Load your dishwasher correctly. Make sure your dishes are facing toward the center, where the sprayer is. Put your silverware in with the handle down, and separate each item as much as possible. … Read more...

Five Ways to Take Your Laundry Room to the Next Level

It’s time to get excited about your laundry room! With prices slashed on washers and dryers, now is the perfect time to revamp this part of your home that is so frequently overlooked. Here are some solid ways you can seriously up your laundry game.

1. Decals.

This is a super inexpensive way to make your space a thousand times more fun. They’re easy to apply, look awesome, and frequently contain puns!

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2. Signs

They’re like decals, except they come with more variety (and portability).

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3. Add some color!

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Shopping to fit your laundry space

Laundry Space Collage

It’s time to get clean! Choosing a new washer and dryer set can be a big investment in both space and money, so it’s important to consider the features of your laundry area—as well as the features of your machines of choice—before you buy. Do you have a large, dedicated laundry room that can fit a side-by-side configuration or are you looking to maximize the cleaning capacity of a smaller space in your home? Whatever your future laundry location, we can help you find the perfect pair.

Before you shop, measure the space

Before you fall in love with any machine, it’s important that you determine the exact size of the space that you have to fill. Beyond the … Read more...