While front-loading washing machines do have their advantages, one thing
is better about top-loaders – if you want to add a piece of laundry to a
load that's already being washed, you can just open the lid and chuck
it in. Well, Samsung's new WW8500 AddWash now lets you do the same thing
with a front-loader.
Looking to inject a little more versatility into laundry time, LG has launched a two-drawer, front-loading washing machine that can accommodate small loads, big loads, or both at once.
In 2012, the Scrubba Wash Bag was launched as the world’s smallest clothes washing machine. Now, the team behind it is launching the Scrubba Pack, which also functions as the user’s backpack.
Three years ago we heard about the GiraDora,
a foot-pedal-powered clothes-washing machine created for off-grid use
in developing nations. While many of our readers expressed an interest
in it, the device has yet to reach commercial production. If that's the
sort of thing that turns your crank (or pushes your pedal), though, you
can now order Yirego's similar Drumi.
If you get a particularly nasty stain on a piece of clothing, chances are you'll want to give it a good spot-scrubbing in the sink before throwing it in the washing machine. Samsung has set out to make that pre-washing process easier with the release of a top load washing machine with a built-in sink.