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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Browse our range of Electrolux washing machine accessories such as covers, filter, washing stands, and drain hose. Equip your washers with our genuine accessories.
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.
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.
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.
Most washing machines have similar features as follows:
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.
Having trouble with your washing machine? Looking for a manual? Head to our support page we are here to help.