Better Laundry: Front Load vs. Top Load Washing Machine

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There are times when consulting with industry experts beats any research you can do yourself online. When it comes to a washing machine, everyone has their preference. At Bekins, we do too!

While we offer a variety of styles, we believe front load washing machines clean your clothes the best.


To meet government guidelines for high efficiency, washing machines use less water. Many high efficiency top load washing machines without an agitator will barely move your clothes. Don’t believe us? We took the top off one and recorded it on video. How much detergent residue do you think will be left in this load?

A front load washing machine can use less water and still get your clothes clean. It works on a front load because your clothes will tumble through the small amount of water.

what’s the hesitation?

Some people hesitate to use a front load washing machine because they have heard about some of the old, original versions which had problems with mold. Manufacturers like Whirlpool have largely solved that problem. If you care for your washer properly, you won’t have that issue.

Two simple ways to avoid mold in a front load washer:

  1. Crack the door open when you are not using it.
  2. Use one good brand of high efficiency detergent and don’t use too much of it.


We have a variety of Whirlpool washers and dryers in our showrooms. We appreciate Whirlpool’s American-made products, with headquarters right here in West Michigan.

Whirlpool wall oven from Bekins makes impression in Mason home

Whirlpool Wall Oven in Mason

Homeowners at the new James Edwards Builders home in Mason left our Grand Rapids showroom happy with their purchase. However, the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Bosch appliances perform much better in their home than they ever expected. They are especially impressed with their new Whirlpool wall oven.

whirlpool wall oven improvements

The homeowners said they bought new appliances in a different home within the last few years, which included a combination wall oven from Whirlpool. Yet, the homeowners say Whirlpool’s newest wall oven has improved by leaps and bounds.

“These are so much more superior to what we had,” one of the homeowners said.

Their combination wall oven offers convection cooking on the top and bottom. However, the smaller oven on top requires less space to heat so it cooks food faster. You can also use the top oven as a microwave to cook food even quicker.

The full-sized oven on the bottom works perfectly for larger meals, like your Thanksgiving turkey.

Finally, it features convection conversion. The oven can help you convert your traditional recipe into the correct temperature and time for convection cooking.

The Bekins Way

Our business model is simple. We want you to be so thrilled with your purchase and experience that you not only come back, but also recommend us to others. Makes sense doesn’t it?


The homeowners appreciated the variety of appliances in our Grand Rapids showroom. They also said Appliance Professional Jeff Choponis answered all of their questions. After asking the homeowners the right questions to get a feel for their wants and needs, Jeff told them what he thought would be the best fit for them. They choose the Bosch dishwasher, the KitchenAid electric cooktop, the Whirlpool wall oven, and a finger-print resistant stainless steel Whirlpool refrigerator.

The homeowners said they really appreciated his advice, and the appliances performed even better than they expected once they started using them in the home.

Whirlpool appliances in Mason

TEST whirlpool appliances IN OUR SHOWROOM

Visit our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven. Test Whirlpool appliances in environments that mirror a real home experience. Our Appliance Professionals will be happy to help you find the right appliances for you.