The Ultimate Top-Loading Washer Efficiency Quiz
by Staff
High-efficiency washing machines have consumers' heads spinning with all the choices available. Knowing how high-efficiency washers work can save you some cash and may help you make an informed purchase. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about top load washers and their energy efficiency.

High-efficiency front-loading washing machines use less:

  • water
  • bleach
  • fabric softener

How does the price of a high-efficiency front-loading washing machine compare to a conventional top-loading machine?

  • less expensive
  • same price
  • more expensive

What kind of laundry detergent should be used with a high-efficiency front-loading washing machine?

  • HE
  • regular
  • hand wash

What style washing machine may you see in a home design magazine?

  • front-loader
  • top-loader
  • stacked

Why may you need to wash fewer loads of laundry if using a high-efficiency machine?

  • smaller capacity tubs
  • same size tubs
  • larger capacity tubs

How do front-loaders use less water to wash clothes?

  • tumbler to cycle clothes
  • non-sudsing detergent
  • both answers

How much water may a high-efficiency machine save compared to a conventional top-loader?

  • 30 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 50 percent

Why may front-loaders have larger capacity tubs?

  • no agitator
  • room for additional capacity
  • both answers

What is a washing machine agitator?

  • component of top-load machines
  • moves the clothes around while washing
  • both answers

Why may items laundered in a top-loading machine need more drying time than items laundered in a front-load machine?

  • less effective at removing water
  • more effective at removing water
  • neither answer