There are two types of washing machines in the Indian market-: while one is the front load, other is the top load machine.
Simple and straight difference between the two is the laundry placement. While one has the lid or door in the front so termed ‘front-load’, another laundry is put in from the door or lid placed at the top hence termed ‘top load.’
How they work
If we talk of front-loading washing machine first then remember that the basket in which laundry is placed is situated horizontally. It has paddles that ensure that clothes rotate well in the basket. The friction created by the paddles ensures that even minute dirt is being removed effortlessly from the clothes.
On the other hand, the top-loading machine has a laundry basket placed vertically. There is an agitator device at the center of the machine that ensures that the clothes swirl properly.
So-: If carefully scrutinized then the top-loading agitator does a bit of rough washing if compared to the front-loading paddles, that simply picks the clothes and emerge the clothes in frothy water.
If we talk of loading capacity then in the absence of agitators the front-loading machine has enough space than a top-loading machine. So, it is evident that one can wash enough clothes in one round in a front loading machine.
That is for sure that the front-loading machine costs more than top-loading machine but the former is electricity efficient so consumes lesser electricity making it worth buying. Besides, it has a life span of 10-15 years so once purchased it lasts for several years.
One of the most important advantages that front loading machine has over a top loading machine is that it not only consumes less water but also less detergent. It would surprise you but the front-loading machine consumes half the amount of water consumed by the top-loading machine.
In front loading machine less detergent is used to avoid laundry room being covered with froth.
So overall we would suggest a front-loading machine if your budget permits.