why are top loaders rated so much lower than front?
I'm having a really hard time wading through all the various comments and reviews (both here and online generally) as I try to figure out which style (TOP or FRONT) and then, which brand to buy.
I'm was thinking of a TOP loaders but Consumer Reports has ALL top loaders rated so much lower than the front.
TOP loaders: #1 is Whirlpool's Cabrios @ 78 & 77, followed by Bravos & LG @ 75.
FRONT loaders: #1 Kenmore @ 85, Samsung/Kenmore @ 84, and LG/Kenmore @83.
So, 1.) I'm concerned about the frequent mentioning of tangling w/top loaders. And 2.) I'm puzzled by why the top loaders are generally getting poorer reviews.
I want the machine to:
- clean well
- be gentle when needed
- not leave the clothing tangled
- quiet/low vibration (given it's location on the 2nd floor)
- I'd also love the option to select a shorter/quick wash
Can you tell me why you picked TOP over a FRONT, or why the FRONT over the TOP??
I know there are many many out there that love their Miele and the reviews tend to be stellar, but unfortunately I think it's cost-prohibitive for me.
Comments greatly appreciated :)