If you are looking for a new front load washer, you should consider the Electrolux brand. The Electrolux name is known for excellence and quality and their laundry equipment is no exception. Their new line of front load washers introduced in 2018 are super efficient and offer above-average cleaning performance and fabric care. These washers offer reliability, smooth and quiet operation, and cycles as short as 15 minutes.
Electrolux updated three full size washer models starting at just $899. In this article featuring thorough Electrolux front load washer reviews, we'll go over the full 2018 model lineup and what upgrades you'll find as you move up to the high-end models. Don't overlook Electrolux when you are doing your research on new washers!
What Do All Electrolux Washers Come With?
LuxCare Wash System: This system has gotten rave reviews. Each washer has a stainless steel drum with improved washing actions and load sensing. Combined with fine-tuned temperature control and cycle timing, Electrolux has created a washing machine with expert stain-fighting abilities and cleaning power while being gentle on fabrics.
Perfect Balance System/Second Floor Guarantee: The advanced anti-vibration technology is so good that Electrolux recommends their washers and dryers for second floor installations, and they back it up with their Second Floor Guarantee.
Reversible doors and 27" platforms: All Electrolux washers and dryers are 27" wide and have reversible doors for flexible installation even in small spaces.
Platinum Star Limited Warranty: Provides three years of coverage on parts and one year on labor, while many other brands may offer just one year of coverage on parts and labor.
10-Year Washer Warranty: All washers come with a 10-year motor warranty and lifetime tub warranty for extra peace of mind.
1. The Base Model - Electrolux EFLW427UIW - $899
First up is their least expensive top-selling stackable washer priced starting at around $899. This model has touch controls and an LED time remaining display, plus reversible doors.
The Electrolux EFLW427UIW 4.3 cubic foot capacity washer is large enough to wash a king-sized comforter and has seven cycles, including a 20-minute Fast Wash, plus options like Stain PreTreat. The maximum spin speed is 1,300 RPM to ensure your clothes spend less time in the dryer, and the dispenser includes sections for prewash as well as detergent, bleach, and fabric softener.
Cycles & Options:
7 Cycles: Heavy Duty, Whitest Whites, Normal, Fast Wash (20 minutes), Delicates, Rinse & Spin, Clean Washer
8 Options: 4 Temperatures, 4 Soil Levels, 4 Spin Speeds, StainTreat, Extra Rinse, Wrinkle Release, Delay Time (Up to 12 hours), Control Lock
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Electrolux EFLW427UIW - $899 (Shown with Optional Pedestal)
2. The Mid-Tier Model - Electrolux EFLS527UIW - $999
For just $100 more, you reach the next tier of Electrolux's washer and dryer offerings. This model has a few upgrades compared to the base model that we'll review.
The Electrolux EFLS527UIW 4.3 cubic foot front load washer includes additional cycles for Activewear and Colors plus an 18-minute Fast Wash. The options have been expanded as well. The Perfect Steam option boosts stain-fighting power with steam that rises from the bottom of the washer to thoroughly penetrate fabrics. There is also a Sanitize water temperature option for handling bacteria and allergens. It features Stain Treat II for an even higher level of stain removal technology for set-in stains. Use Extended Refresh if you can't quickly switch clothes from the washer to the dryer: the washer will rinse and spin your clothes periodically to keep them fresh.
This model also features an Adaptive Dispenser designed to accept detergent pods as well as liquid or powder detergents. It's available in white at $999 or Titanium for $1,099.
Cycles & Options:
9 Cycles: Heavy Duty, Whitest Whites, Normal, Delicates, Rinse & Spin, Clean Washer, plus: Fast Wash (18 minutes), Activewear, Colors
11 Options: 5 Temperatures (including Sanitize), 5 Soil Levels, 5 Spin Speeds, Extra Rinse, Wrinkle Release, Delay Time, Control Lock, plus: Perfect Steam, StainTreat II, Extended Refresh, PODS
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Electrolux EFLS527UIW - $999 (Shown with Optional Pedestal)
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3. The Premium Model - Electrolux EFLS627UIW - $1,099
Take it to the next level with Electrolux's premium model retailing at around $1,099 in white or $1,199 in Titanium. It is slightly larger than the previous models at 4.4 cubic feet.
Electrolux's Smart Boost technology in model EFLS627UIW has impressed consumers: this system premixes water and detergent before the cycle begins to maximize your detergent's cleaning power, adding to this washer's stain-removal strength. Rather than Stain Treat, this model features StainSoak so you no longer need to pretreat: it uses the Smart Boost tech to premix water, detergent, and stain remover for a powerful yet gentle cleaning solution, then soaks the load with it before automatically starting the cycle.
Like the mid-tier model, this option comes with the POD-compatible Adaptive Dispenser. The Fast Wash cycle is shortened to just 15 minutes and the Soil Level selector includes an option for Solid Soil to handle seriously dirty loads.
Cycles & Options:
9 Cycles: Heavy Duty, Whitest Whites, Normal, Delicates, Activewear, Colors, Rinse & Spin, Clean Washer, plus: Fast Wash (15 minutes)
11 Options: 5 Temperatures (including Sanitize), 5 Soil Levels (including Solid Soil), 5 Spin Speeds, Extra Rinse, Wrinkle Release, Delay Time, Control Lock, Perfect Steam, Extended Refresh, PODS, plus: StainSoak
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Base Model: 7 cycles, StainTreat, 20-minute Fast Wash, available in white only
Mid-Tier Model: Cycles for Activewear, Colors, and Sanitize; 18-minute Fast Wash, steam, Adaptive Dispenser, StainTreat II, available in white or titanium
Premium Model: 15-minute Fast Wash, steam, Adaptive Dispenser, Smart Boost washer technology, Sanitize, StainSoak, available in white or titanium
Note that as of this writing Electrolux still offers a previous generation model, the EFLW317TIW, at around $849. Since it comes with fewer cycles and options than the base 427 model, we recommend grabbing one of the 2018 model options - unless, perhaps, you find the EFLW317TIW at a steep discount.
We hope this overview of the Electrolux washer lineup helped you decide whether this brand is right for your needs. They have a lot of fans, and we think the hype is justified! Check out some of those customer reviews or head on out to the store and take a look at these models in person. If you have any questions or something you'd like to share, please leave us a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!
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Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in February of 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.