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Laundry Appliances

Laundry Appliances

Laundry appliances should clean and sanitize your clothes and bedding without shortening their life.  Don’t subject your expensive clothes and bedding to inexpensive laundry thus shortening their life span. Let us help you select the laundry that will fit your budget and save you money over time.

There are several important factors to consider when looking for your new laundry set such as: performance, efficiency, capacity, noise and washing style. 

Washing machines are available in 2 styles:  Top Load or Front Load. Most top load washers clean with an agitator on a vertical axis turning the clothes back & forth to clean. However, some newer top load washers have eliminated the agitator and use an impeller to clean. These units can also rival front load washers for efficiency.  Front loaders use a drum on a horizontal axis and turn the clothes from the bottom of the drum upwards creating a tumbling wash action. Front load washers have become popular due to their superior cleaning ability, efficiency and gentleness on clothing.

Front Load Washers & Dryers 

Pros:

  • Efficiency - use less water, energy & detergent.
  • Larger capacities
  • Higher maximum spin speeds, typically between 1,100 - 1,300 rpm, which extracts more water for faster drying times
  • Gentler on clothes
  • Quieter

Cons:

  • Typically cost more & require high efficiency detergent to prevent oversudsing
  • Some maintenance needed to prevent mold growth from moisture in the door gasket

 

Top Load Washers & Dryers

Pros:

  • Typically less expensive

Cons:

  • Less efficient- typically use 50% more water & 75% more energy
  • Slower spin speed, typically between 750 - 1,100 rpm which increases drying time
  • Rougher on clothes due to agitator
  • Can't be stacked
  • Noisier

Specialty Appliances

While at Capital, be sure to check out our other specialty Laundry Room products and let us help you make your dream Laundry Room one that you will enjoy for years to come!

Rotary Irons are the smart way to iron clothes and linens quickly and efficiently.

Specialty Washers and Dryers: We offer specialty laundry for equestrian, fire house, bed and breakfast and larger washing applications.

Vacuums: We are a vacuum dealer for Miele vacuums.