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Is it funny that I'm basing my washing machine decision soley on which type is better for cloth diapers? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I know that Front Loaders are supposed to be better in regards to water efficiency and that they are more gentle on clothes. We have one that we bought new four years ago (the Maytag Neptune). It works fine (there have been a lot of issues with this model, but ours hasn't been affected), it has lots of fancy options. But I definitely have to put the diapers through a ton of cycles to get them clean. I have heard that top loaders are actually better for getting cloth diapers clean.<br><br>
We are moving on July 1st, and we can decide if we want to bring our washer along, or sell it and use the washer that's already in the house we're moving into (it's a top-loader).<br><br>
WWYD?<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Lex
 

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Well, I'm in the unusual situation of having both--I have a 1 yr. old Maytag Neptune in our house and a 10 year old, bottom of the line, Frigidaire washer (our old one) in our guest apartment over the detached garage.......<br><br>
.....I take my dipes over to the apt. to wash them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .<br><br>
It does a better job cleaning and rinses more thoroughly. I do like my FL'er for delicates and I sometimes spin the diapers in it, since it spins better. But the top loader just works better at getting stuff clean--and that's most important when washing dipes IMO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .<br><br>
HTH a little.
 

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That helps A LOT!<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
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This is really interesting--I've always found that my wash comes out a LOT cleaner in my front loader. But, it's a Euro one with an internal water heater and I can wash at 60C (hotter than a US hot wash).<br><br>
Miele now do a US sized FL. of course it will have a Miele price tag...<br><br>
Of course if you already know your existing washer doesn't cope well with dipes, then that's something else!
 
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