Are Bosch Top Load Washers Better Than Front Load Washers?


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Bosch does not manufacture top load washers -- only front load washers. Bosch washers are considered to be some of the most energy-efficient on the market.

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Are Bosch Top Load Washers Better Than Front Load Washers?
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Bosch front load washing machines are known for their quality construction and efficiency, both in energy and water. In fact,the U.S. Department of Energy once awarded Bosch as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the company's work in producing efficient appliances. This energy efficiency is due in part to Bosch's EcoSmart and ActiveWater technology that adjusts water levels according to the size of the load, determined by sensors located in the machine. Not only is it efficient, but it cleans well too by heating water up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit to kill all germs. It also contains cycles for all types of clothing from allergy rinse to babycare.

There are a few drawbacks to Bosch washing machines, such as the fact that Bosch does not produce top loading models that tend to be less expensive than the front loading ones. These washing machines can also be a little bit pricier in comparison to other machines with the same features, although the Bosch warranty and quality construction more than make up for the difference. Another drawback is that none of the Bosch washers as of 2015 utilize steam for cleaning, a feature that is becoming more popular.

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