Washing machine buying guide

This buying guide will let you know how to choose a good and durable washing machine for your clothing, towels and bedding. Size, capacity, laundry habits, special programs and safety features are key things to consider but what else? Read our washing machine buying guide to learn important information and helpful tips to buy a washing machine.

In case you are looking for a washing machine with dryer, here is our Washer dryer buying guide.

1. Washing machine size guide

Physical size and household size are two things to consider when choosing a washing machine. Firstly, precisely measure where you want the washing machine to fit, also considering space for opening the door or lid, and power and hose connections.

Some can be wall mounted if your laundry area is limited, or a washer dryer combo purchased. Then consider your household size and washing frequency for the load capacity. Here’s a guide on how to choose washing machine size:

●  4 - 6 kg: On the smaller side
●  7 - 8 kg: Average in size
●  9+ kg: On the larger side

2. Tips to choose washing machine capacity

Is it just the two of you or do you have a family of 15? Electrolux 1 tube washing machines range from 7.5 to 12.5 kilograms for dry clothes (a washing machine with eight-kilogram capacity can take up to 40 shirts at a time).

With clever features like our direct spray washing technology, which adjusts water and energy consumption according to the size of your load, you can rest assured that there will be no energy or water wastage.

●  1 - 2 people: A 4 - 6.5kg washing machine suits single or small households fitting around 5 outfits or 5 towels per load.
●  3 - 4 people: A 7kg - 8.5kg washing machine suits medium households, fitting around 7 outfits or 7 towels per load.
●  5+ people: A 9kg or bigger washing machine suits large households, fitting 8+ outfits or 8+ towels per load.

3. Laundry layout & washing machine installation

Stacked front load washing machines are a great space-saving option for smaller laundries or European laundries, aka those concealed behind cabinetry near the kitchen or bathroom.

Meanwhile an under-benchtop side-by-side washer dryer set-up can give you more bench space, as could a combo unit. Wall mounted units again offer more productive floorspace. Consider your needs when laying out.

Once considering the precise space requirements of your unit, including power supply, and door or lid openings, you’ll also need access to hot and cold water and adequate drainage, either a sink or standpipe for installation.

4. Types of washing machines

Top load washing machines

Top load washing machine is designed with a door on the top of the machine. With this layout, you don’t necessarily need to bend over while doing laundry since you load from above. And especially, you are free to add or remove items in the middle of the cycle.

Choose a good and durable top load washing machine from our best-selling Electrolux top loaders:

  • CyclonicCare gives gentle yet powerful cleaning
  • Prism Drum minimizes friction and tangling
  • TubClean keeps your machine hygienically clean
  • CyclonicCare gives gentle yet powerful cleaning.
  • Prism Drum minimizes friction and tangling.
  • TubClean keeps your machine hygienically clean.
  • CyclonicCare gives gentle yet powerful cleaning
  • Prism Drum minimizes friction and tangling
  • TubClean keeps your machine hygienically clean.

Front load washing machines

Unlike top load washing machines, front loaders come with a door at the front which opens one side of the drum into which washing is placed.

In most regions of the world, high-end washers are often of this type. Most commercial and industrial clothes washing machines worldwide are of the horizontal-axis design as well.

Choose a good and durable front load washing machine from our best-selling Electrolux front loaders:

Read our Blog post about Key differences between front load and top load washing machines for more helpful information.

Besides, depending on washing tub type, washing machines are also categorized into single tub washing machines and twin tub washing machines. Both types of washers are popular to Indonesian households. More details regarding single tub and twin tub washer comparison can be found in Washing machine FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

5. Washing machine features & settings

Here are some factors to consider when choosing either a front load or top load washing machine:

Delicates care you can trust

Electrolux’s specialised Hijab and Batik program protects your treasured garments, using a reverse cradle action, for a reduced wrinkle wash.

A comprehensive clean

Designed to protect every fiber, Electrolux’s UltraMix technology optimally blends water, detergent and softener before entering the drum, conserving the life of your clothes.

Everyday clothing reinvigorated

Electrolux’s VapourRefresh  cycle not only reduces crinkles and crumpling by 23%, meaning less ironing, more living, but can also refresh clothes through its innovative odour absorption function.

Clean with added hygiene

The HygienicCare option finishes the wash cycle with a soft spray of vapors to remove allergens and germs. Vapours from HygienicCare are at just 40°C, so it is gentler on your fabrics, whilst also saving energy.

Wool washing done for you

Entrust Electrolux washing machines with the independently tested Woolmark Blue certification to replicate hand washing for your wool items, ensuring no shrinkage or misshaping.

Woolcare turned eco

Going through the same certification process as Woolmark Blue appliances, meaning you can rely on gentle wool care, Woolmark Green certified appliances also have the highest levels of water and energy efficiency.

Energy efficiency

Electrolux’s UltraEco System allows washing programmes to run on lower power consumption, allowing your clothes to be washed thoroughly in cold water with up to 70% energy saving.

Fast, flexible cycles

The Quick 15 Cycle offers an efficient, 15-minute wash cycle suitable for single items or a small amount of clothes. Electrolux washing machines also delivers the Daily 39 program which is ideal for your soiled daily loads.


A smart laundry is only one push away with the Electrolux Life App. Connect your laundry appliances to your phone for convenient customised care.

>>> Read more: Things you need to when using an Electrolux front load washing machine

6. Clean your washing machine

To maintain the performance of your washing machine, run a self-clean function regularly. Otherwise, you can manually clean your unit by running a hot cycle with vinegar, scrubbing the drum to remove residue and cleaning the coin trap and drainpipe. To prevent mould and prolong the life of the door or lid seals, leave them open between washes.

7. Washing machine accessories: cover, filter and more

Browse our range of Electrolux washing machine accessories such as covers, filter, washing stands, and drain hose. Equip your washers with our genuine accessories.

  • Extensible Straight End 1.2m to 4m
  • It is flexible and adaptable to every type of installation
  • To prevent the washing machine from being scratched, and has the function of anti-mildew and anti-dust
  • To filter dirt from clothes

8. Register

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9. Washing machine FAQs & using tips

Our Frequently Asked Questions are here to help you know all you need to about the use, maintenance and care of your Electrolux washing machines.

  • What are the differences between single tub and twin tub washing machines?

    While single tub washers are more practical and timesaving thanks to their automatic operation, twin tub washers require manual operation in washing and drying process.

    Single tub washers are also known for being more costly but offer better drying level, meanwhile twin tub washers come at cheaper prices, yet drying rate is far lower.

    Read our blog article to gain better understanding of the differences between single tub and twin tub washing machines.

  • What’s the difference between front-load washers and top-load washers?

    Key difference lies in the door design. While front loaders have a door and laundry is placed inside the drum from the front, top loaders have a lid on top and laundry is added from above.

    Front loading washers are becoming more popular since they not only save space but are also more economical because they consume less water, electricity and detergent.

    >>> Find helpful tutorial videos about Electrolux front load washing machines

  • How do I choose the correct washing machine settings?

    Most washing machines have similar features as follows:

    ●  Regular/Normal Cycle: Advisable for whites, sportswear, underwear, socks and T-shirts. Though efficiently removing stains, Normal Cycle may cause coloured clothes to fade due to strong agitation speeds and hot water.
    ●  Delicates: For lightweight and delicate clothes. Make sure to check the labels as some delicate clothes are “dry-clean only”. This feature is advisable for cotton blend sweaters, linen shirts and dri-fit sportswear.
    ●  Heavy Duty: This is recommended for heavily soiled clothing and muddy items. Heavy duty cycles offer longer, warmer washes and high-speed tumbling to make sure all the dirt is flushed out and removed.
  • Can I add clothes to the front loader washing machine after the cycle has started?
    It is now possible to add clothes mid-cycle with ’Pause and Add Clothes’ function which is available on most Electrolux washing machines. After pressing the button, wait for the door to unlock, add your items and press ’Start/Pause’ to recommence the wash cycle.

10. Support

Having trouble with your washing machine? Looking for a manual? Head to our support page we are here to help.


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