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Washing machine buying guide

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Electrolux’s washing machine buying guide will help you choose the unit you need for your clothing, towels and bedding. Size, capacity, laundry habits, special programs and safety features are key things to consider, so let this buying guide help make the right choice simple for you.

Size guide

Physical size and household size are two things to consider. 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. 

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


Is it just the two of you or do you have a family of 15? Electrolux washing machines range from five to 10 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. 

Laundry layout

Stacked front-loader washer dryers 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 and 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.

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.

  • UltraMix prevents visible detergent residue*.
    • ActiveFlow lifts clothes to prevent tangling.
    • AutoLevel reduces water by use 25%*.
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  • CyclonicCare gives gentle yet powerful cleaning.
    • Prism drum minimizes friction and tangling.
    • Inverter motor is quiet, efficient, and durable.
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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.


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  • AutoDose for precise dosage, less wear and tear*.
    • SensorWash with AI removes 49 different visible stains*.
    • No more visible detergent residue with UltraMix*.
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  • SensorWash with AI removes 49 different visible stains*.
    • No more visible detergent residue with UltraMix*.
    • HygienicCare removes 99.9% allergens and germs*.
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  • No more visible detergent residue with UltraMix*.
    • HygienicCare removes 99.9% allergens and germs*.
    • EcoInverter motor uses 50% less energy*.
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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. 

Cleaning your washer

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.

Features & settings

Delicates care you can trust 

Electrolux’s specialised Hive Drum 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 30%, meaning less ironing, more living, but can also refresh clothes through its innovative odour absorption function. 

Clean with clean 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. 

Automatically-tailored washing programme

The SensiCare system automatically optimises the programme for the actual laundry load to save resources and avoid overwashing. Smart sensors save the time, water and energy used, while ensuring even small loads are washed with precision.

Removes 49 visible stains

Electrolux washing machine will help you to cleanse all kinds of stubborn stains with ease, saving your time for pre-treatments. Our SensorWash technology is innovative in detecting dirt and soil levels with the usage of AI sensors, and then it will adjust the cycle time accordingly. This technology makes it possible for our washers to effortlessly remove 49 different visible stains, including oil, red wine, mud and chocolate.

No more over-washing

Our AutoSense technology adjusts the time, water and energy consumption according to the load size. This prevents overwashing, hence reduces the wear and tear on your garments since they are washed in the proper time with the right amount of energy.

Add clothes during the cycle

Have you ever realized that you've left a sock in your laundry basket only when you started a wash cycle? The AddClothes function lets you pause the wash to add forgotten items up to 15 minutes after the beginning of the cycle.

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. 

Laundry accessories

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  • Kit for stacking washer-dryer with pull-out shelf.
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Washing machine FAQs & tips

  • Question 1: 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.

    Delicate: 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.

  • Question 2: 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.

  • Question 3: 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.

  • Questions 4: 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.


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