Whirlpool vs Electrolux Front Load Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)
Whirlpool vs Electrolux Front Load Laundry
There are many brands of laundry makers out there and so many models to choose. How do you know which one is right for you? Let me narrow it down for you with two reliable brands. Today I am comparing our most popular front load washers, Whirlpool and Electrolux.
Electrolux has been known for their appliances for decades in Europe, as a matter of fact Electrolux is the leading manufacturer of premium appliances all across Europe. The company focuses on innovations designed based on consumer insight. Electrolux produces for brands like Eureka and Frigidaire.
Whirlpool is an American based company right out of Michigan. It is America’s largest manufacturer of laundry appliances, and recently just surpassing Electrolux in becoming the largest home appliance producer, in the world. In the past, unlike Electrolux, Whirlpool has acquired innovative brands rather than designing and manufacturing their own. Whirlpool Corporation manufactures for major brands like Maytag, Amana, Kenmore, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air.
Here are the clean facts
27” Front Load Washer
- 4.3 cu. Capacity
- 10 Automatic Wash Cycles
- 1,400 RPM
- American Based Company
- Cradle Clean Technology (simulates hand washing)
- 16 hour Fan Fresh Option
- Quiet Spin Technology
- Direct Motor Drive
- $999 after rebate
27” Front Load Washer
- 4.2 cu. Capacity
- 11 automatic wash cycles
- 1,200 RPM
- European based company
- Shortest cycle time (18 minutes)
- Reversible Door
- Interior Lighting
- Suitable for second floor
And here’s the dirt
Truthfully, these are two excellent washers. In terms of vibration, quietness and capability they both have compelling machines. In terms of vibration, however, Electrolux does have a guarantee, but Whirlpool does not. They are both compelling machines, so it really is about the details.
Electrolux is the only brand with reversible washer and dryer doors, so it is not dependent on your plumbing location. Electrolux has a more flush and sleeker look. No depth is added when venting as the vent is housed within the machine itself. For closets and tight spaces, this can be crucial.
Whirlpool is the best known laundry brand in the U.S and for good reason. It has a good track record for service at 8.8% (average is 18-24%), it’s American made. Another unique feature is its direct drive system; in short a DDS uses a simple coupling device to drive the motor instead of a belt and pulley system. This basically helps in energy conservation and noise.
I really like both washers and highly recommend them both. It really just comes down to minuscule details like door restrictions, space and personal style.
For more information about laundry, read the Yale Washer Buyers Guide with information about every manufacturer. We have three:
Vincent Pham has worked in appliance sales for over 10 years. Vincent is a father of four and enjoys travelling and gardening.
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