Electrolux Washing Machines Review
If you’ve ever wanted a slice of Sweden, but can’t afford a European holiday, then have you considered buying an Electrolux washing machine? Electrolux is a Swedish company that makes all manner of home appliances, including refrigerators and vacuum cleaners. But when it comes to washing machines, it only deals in front loaders. Relegating top loaders to yesteryear, Electrolux’s front loaders are tech-forward and eco-conscious. So, what’s in the range and are Electrolux washing machines good value for money?
Electrolux Front Load Washing Machines
Electrolux currently offers six front loader washing machines. Models range from 7.5kg in size to about 14kg, with prices ranging from about $1,000 to $1,700. While manufacturing has ceased in Australia and has moved to Thailand, we imagine that Electrolux still imposes its quality control on its Thai factory, so quality should still be what you should expect with the brand.
Here’s the line-up of front load washing machines from Electrolux:
- Electrolux 7.5kg Front Load Washer, Quick 15 Option (EWF7525DQWA) − $999 RRP*
- Electrolux 8kg Front Load Washer, Daily 60 Program (EWF8024CDWA) − $1,199 RRP*
- Electrolux 9kg Front Load Washer, Daily 60 Program (EWF9024CDWA) − $1,299 RRP*
- Electrolux 9kg Front Load Washer, SensorWash (EWF9043BDWA) − $1,449 RRP*
- Electrolux 10kg Front Load Washer, AutoDose, Wi-Fi (EWF1041ZDWA) − $1,699 RRP*
- Electrolux 10kg Front Load Washer, SensorWash (EWF1042BDWA) − $1,699 RRP*
Electrolux Washing Machine Models & Specs
Electrolux (EWF7525DQWA) Front Load Washer − Quick 15 Option
Among the six models, you will find the 7.5kg ‘Quick 15 Option’ front loader with a maximum spin speed of 1200RPM. Its key features include Quick 15 and Daily 60 fast wash programs, an extra-large 3XL drum opening, and intuitive full-touch controls from left to right.
The Daily 60 fast wash is boasted for washing larger loads (up to 4kg) ‘faster’, in an hour, while the Quick 15 program can wash a daily 1.5kg load in just 15 minutes, which is ideal for households short on time. Beyond these features, this model is also equipped with:
- High spin, less dry time: The higher spin speed extracts more moisture from your clothes, therefore cutting on drying times. You can also adjust the spin speed to your preference.
- Delay/end option: This function allows you to plan ahead and get your wash cycle to finish whenever it’s convenient for you. Goodbye wet and wrinkled washing sitting in your machine! You can also use it to time your washing during off-peak electricity times for example.
- Auto water level sensing: This detects and monitors water levels in the tub to ensure your machine uses enough water for the load and also reduces water wastage.
There are 14 different wash programs in total, plus extra programs available using the Electrolux Life app. A major bonus of Electrolux front loaders – including this one – is that you can add extra clothes mid-cycle. This is a common gripe among front loader owners, so having this on-deck is a really handy feature. However, it can only be used when the water level is below the door and on programs where the water temperature is lower than 60°C. Nevertheless, it’s still an option to have for that one sock that always gets left behind.
The (EWF7525DQWA) model is said to reduce energy needs by up to 50% with a powerful EcoInverter motor, that’s backed by a 10-year warranty. The Electrolux AutoSense system also featured with this model is said to adjust water levels and washing times in proportion to the load size, aiming to minimise energy consumption.
- RRP: $999*
Electrolux (EWF1041ZDWA) 10kg Front Load Washer − AutoDose & Wi-Fi
The AutoDose system, Wi-Fi enabled 10kg washing machine features the latest AutoDose technology, with automatic detergent and fabric softener dispensing, an UltraMix system for a gentler clean at lower temperatures and Vapour Refresh options. It comes with a maximum spin speed of 1400RPM.
The (EWF1041ZDWA) washer is also said to reduce energy needs by up to 50% with a powerful EcoInverter motor, that’s backed by a 10-year warranty. It’s boasted of innovative features such as the Load Sensor, which maximises every load to reduce water and also save time. The Electrolux 10kg washer is also made with convenience in mind and equipped with 14 wash programs (plus extras with the Electrolux Life app), including the Woolmark approved program, plus the Vapour Refresh function, so you won’t be frantically reaching out for an iron after every wash. The ‘Extra Silent’ program is also boasted of a low noise level of 49dB.
It shares some common features with the 7.5kg model above, such as the Time Manager, Jetsystem, EcoInverter, AutoSense system and Add Clothes button. A couple of additional features include:
- Load sensor: LCD display shows actual load weight and gives a recommended detergent dosage.
- LED drum light: This helps ensure you don’t miss getting that red sock out before you chuck in a load of whites.
- ‘MyFavourite’ program: Allows you to save your most commonly used program and ‘speed dial’ it with one button.
- UltraMix: Pre-mixes water and detergent to ‘maximise cleaning power’ at a lower temperature.
Beyond these features, Electrolux washing machines – including this 10kg model – are generally flat-out efficient. With regards to water and energy ratings, expect to see its machines score four stars or more. This large capacity machine scored 4.5-stars for water efficiency (WELS rating), plus five stars for energy efficiency. It consumes 84L of water per cycle and 214kWh in electricity each year (based on one cycle per day). Top loaders of a similar capacity can use up to double this amount! Please note, this product is currently not available to be purchased.
- RRP: $1,699*
Electrolux Washer Dryers
Electrolux also has you covered if space and/or convenience are a concern, with its two washer dryers. They come in capacities of (washer/dryer):
7.5kg/4.5kg Washer Dryer Combo (EWW7524ADWA): $1,050 RRP*
- 10kg/6kg Washer Dryer Combo, Wi-Fi (EWW1042ADWA): $1,599 RRP*
While these prices seem high, keep in mind that you’re getting two appliances in one. While the drying capacities are relatively small, you can’t deny the convenience of having it all in one package. You won’t compromise on features, either, as the list includes Jetsystem, multiple programs, water sensors and the same water ratings. Keep in mind though, that washer dryer combos are best-suited to small households where laundry piles are fairly modest. If you’re a household of four or five people, you could end up in a situation where you never turn it off!
Energy ratings remain high. The 10kg/6kg model consumes just 214kWh, which has decreased by more than half to what its previous generation had – 436kWh for the older 9kg/6kg model. Water ratings are still stellar – the 7.5kg/4.5kg model uses as little as 64L per cycle, earning a 4.5 star WELS water rating. Another major bonus is that you can also add in clothes mid-cycle. When it’s all said and done though, perhaps what matters most is your hip pocket. Are Electrolux washing machines worth the money? We would say so.
Is an Electrolux washing machine a smart move?
Electrolux’s washing machines are a very viable option for a lot of Australians. While not as cheap as, say a Simpson washing machine, many of the Swedish brand’s models rival German giants Bosch and Miele in terms of their features and efficiency. Electrolux’s models also tend to cost about half the price.
Besides moving manufacturing offshore, it’s hard to say a bad word about Electrolux. Its front loaders frequently achieve four or five-star ratings for water and energy efficiency, while packing in a lot of features that make washing your clothes feel less painful. Its models also have a raft of features that won’t wreck your fabrics and some intelligent cycle options for time-poor households. Electrolux also won’t completely break the bank – with many models priced between $1,000 and $1,700. Overall, Electrolux ticks a lot of boxes, but keep open-minded and see what else you could get for your money before diving in.
*Prices taken from Appliances Online and respective retailers, correct as of October 2020.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.
What do customers think about Electrolux Washing Machines?
In 2020, Australian customers gave Electrolux 3 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for front loader washing machines. It got 4 stars for performance, design and quietness.