Story: Household management

Top loader (4th of 5)

Top loader

By the 2000s washday was a thing of the past. Electric washing machines, like the one being loaded in this 2012 photograph, could be filled in five minutes and left to run through a wash cycle. The spin function, which removed much of the water from the clothes, left them ready for an electric dryer or an old-fashioned washing line.

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Megan Cook, 'Household management - Inside work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39693/top-loader (accessed 20 February 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013