Electrolux is a global brand selling more than 40 million appliances worldwide. The company has more than 50,000 employees and it also has a range of home appliance brands like Electrolux, AEG-Electrolux, Zanussi, Eureka and Frigidaire under the same umbrella. For us, the Electrolux brand has consistently proved to be a reliable company. We’ve used their refrigerators, deep freezers and their air conditioners with absolutely no problems at all. But its time to check their washing machines out and these few Electrolux washer reviews are a must-read if you are planning on buying a washer/dryer combination anytime soon.
A little history: What Make Electrolux such a good brand?
The company was first set up in Sweden to produce the Lux lamp. The lamp became so popular that the company started to diversify into other lighting products. By the year 1910, the company had produced an in-house vacuum cleaner and a refrigerator with innovative new patents. Immediately, the company was snapped up by Axel Wenner-Gren. The popularity of the vacuum cleaner and the refrigerator put Elektromekaniska AB or AB Electrolux permanently on the world market for home appliances. The company rapidly diversified into other markets all over the world in the form of cook tops, microwaves, ovens and grills. Their semi automatic top loading and fully automatic top loading and front loading washing machines are popular all over the world. According to the latest statistics, Electrolux sells one washing machine every ten minutes which is a very impressive feat for such a large company.
Top features of Electrolux washer reviews
The most interesting feature about Electrolux is that it makes special washing machines for each market. For example, the semi automatic washing machine is very cheap and it is sold mainly in the Asian subcontinent. It’s not convenient but the machine cleans effectively, quickly and cheaply. However, if you want convenience at an affordable price, the Electrolux front loader versions are the best. Electrolux has many front loading washing machines in the market at present and choosing just one can be quite difficult. We picked the top machines in different price ranges and we’ve done a few Electrolux washer reviews so that you can pick and choose the right one for your needs. All of their top brands are eco-friendly as they use limited water in their wash cycles. The machines are also specially designed to use soak cycles in between rinses to get all the dirt out.
So here goes-
Electrolux Washer Reviews Best Budget Model
This model was priced about $1000 but Amazon has discounted it to about $750 which is very affordable for a small family. As with every other Electrolux model, this machine is eco-friendly with water reuse and cold water reuse functions. There’s a small computer right on the front which is easily programmable to wash clothes at any setting. The machine looks quite small but its capable of washing bedding, dirty children’s clothing as well as pet bedding quite well. We used the recommended liquid detergent that Electrolux provided and this could be the reason for the cleaner wash. However, the manual does say that any detergent may be used with the machine. Just be careful while loading the machine (it can take about 3-4kgs of clothes) as the Smart Balance sensor refuses to spin if you overload the machine.
Best Of The Best
Almost every front loader cleans clothes with much better efficiency than a top loader and this machine is no different. Its probably the biggest in its class too as it can take about 4.5kg of clothes. According to the Electrolux parent website, this model is 138% more energy efficient than any other model in any class. We particularly liked the fact that it’s huge but it’s very, very silent. The machine has literally minimal to no vibrations at all and it runs very quickly through its entire wash cycle. One cycle is actually timed at 15 minutes which is ideal if you want an item washed and dried quickly. You can also pick and choose options that can be added to the wash cycle like optional steam, jet water streams or a delayed start.
The only drawback we see is the price that starts at a whopping $1400 but if you can afford it; this baby’s a Cadillac.
(This Electrolux washer is also available in white and red.)
We think this machine would be a good investment for a large family. Price wise, it falls roughly in the middle of the budget model and the high end model but with the best features of both. As with every other Electrolux model, this one too has eco-friendly water reuse, cold water rinses, and energy savings built into the machine. Apart from general features, we really loved the 7 specialty wash features. You can add the steam clean option to any of the wash cycles too. If you can’t afford the top-end model but don’t want the budget model either; this is the perfect version for you.
Different models might have different features but Electrolux has made sure that every model is energy saving and time saving to ensure that clothes get cleaned as quickly and efficiently as possible.