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LG & Electrolux Washers Go Head-to-Head

by Olly Mason

Best Overall: Electrolux Laundry 4.3 Cu. Ft. Island White Front Load Washer (EFLS527UIW)

Best Overall: LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer (WT7300CW)

Best Budget: Electrolux Laundry 4.3 Cu. Ft. Island White Front Load Washer (EFLW427UIW)

Best Budget: LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. White Front Load Washer (WM3400CW)

Best Large Capacity: Electrolux Laundry 4.4 Cu. Ft. Island White Front Load Washer (EFLS627UIW)

Best Large Capacity: LG 5.2 Cu. Ft. Graphite Steel Front Load Washer (WM8100HVA)

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Electrolux Washers | What to Expect 

LG Washers | What to Expect

Our Picks

LG and Electrolux — two international brands that have become staple manufacturers of appliances for homes across the U.S. Because of their reputations, determining which brand is best when it comes to washers isn’t an easy decision; while LG washer reviews may be a better choice for some, others may favor Electrolux washer reviews depending on needs, budget, style, and performance. In this article, we’ve placed each lineup of washers shoulder –to-shoulder to see how each fares against the other, including highlights, tradeoffs, and our personal list of favorite products from each brand.

We’ve Compared Them for You!

In a side-by-side evaluation of LG versus Electrolux washers, here’s how the two brands compare*.

Attributes LG Electrolux
 
Washer Type
‣ Front Load 
‣ Top Load 
‣ Washer/Dryer Comb 
‣ Pedestal Washers
‣ Compact 
‣ Front Load 
‣ Compact 

Widths (in.) 24 ‣ 27 ‣ 29 24 ‣ 27
Exclusive Options
‣ TurboWash3D 
‣ TurboWash 360 
‣ LG ThinQ 
‣ 6Motion Technology 
‣ Allergiene Cycle 
‣ TurboDrum 
‣ LuxCare 
‣ Perfect Steam 
‣ Adaptive Dispenser 
‣ SmartBoost 
‣ Perfect Balance 
‣ Luxury-Design Lighting 
Largest Capacity (cu. ft.) 5.8 4.4
Stackable Options Yes Yes
Smart Washers Yes No
Energy Star Models Yes Yes
Warranties (select models) 10-year Inverter Direct Drive Motor  10-year motor ‣ Lifetime tub 
Starting MSRP Price $749 $999

*Features and prices based on current products

Electrolux Washers

For Electrolux, the mark of a modern laundry room starts with selecting a front load washer. In fact, the brand manufactures front loaders exclusively, so shoppers can count on these models to be water- and energy-efficient.

While selection may be limited compared to LG’s vast catalog of washers, all Electrolux front load washers are built for saving space with stacking capabilities, including the Electrolux compact 24-inch washer. Additionally, each model is certified for Energy Star performance, providing one more way for buyers to save with the brand.

At the core of every Electrolux front load washer is innovative technology that gets clothes cleaner. Signature features across the lineup include the Electrolux Adaptive Dispenser that accepts every type of detergent — the only one of its kind on the market — plus LuxCare and SmartBoost technology.

  • LuxCare: Enhanced agitation, temperature control, and load sensing for superior cleaning.
  • SmartBoost: Before detergent enters the drum, it’s mixed with water to improve performance.

Pros & Cons

To sum up the considerations and highlights of shopping Electrolux washers, take a look at this roundup.

Pros:

✓ All models are Energy Star certified

✓ Select Best of Year models (source: Reviewed.com)

✓ Every model comes with Electrolux LuxCare performance

Cons:

✗ Less capacity compared to LG

✗ Limited selection

✗ Only front load washers

✗ No smart washers

LG Washers

A laundry room equipped with LG appliances is one that’s ready to handle all the messes of life. Ranked as a top-three brand for its top loading washers for 2020 (according to J.D. Powers), LG also manufactures some of the best front load washers on the market, offering a full catalog of high-performance washers. In its entirety, LG washers also include WashTowers, SideKick pedestal washers, and washer/dryer combos for a full list of buying options to satisfy the needs of every shopper.

LG’s abundance of selection is directly matched by the capacity each model offers. Whereas Electrolux full-size washers tap out at 4.4 cubic feet, LG washers start at 4.3 cubic feet of volume up to a mega capacity of 5.8 cubic feet, allowing users to wash large loads less frequently.

Just as impressive is the variety of washer performance LG delivers across its lineup. Highlights include:

  • TurboWash3D: A combination of spray jets, agitator action, and tub movement complete a full load in 37 minutes.
  • TurboWash 360: Using five powerful jets, this front load washer cycle cleans a load in around 30 minutes.
  • 6Motion Technology: Enhanced tub action with up to six different methods of agitation.
  • Smart Pairing: Select LG washers can sync with a dryer via WiFi for optimized dry cycles based off the kind of wash.
  • LG ThinQ: WiFi-connected programming from the convenience of a personal device.

Pros & Cons

Like its competitor, LG has its share of features we liked, while others — not so much. Here’s a quick tally of positives and considerations.

Pros:

✓ Large selection of washers

✓ Advanced washer features

✓ Large capacity washers

✓ A good amount of smart washers

✓ Recognized performance from reputable reviews

Cons:

✗ Can be more expensive than Electrolux

✗ Not ideal for small spaces

✗ WiFi-enabled features might not be for everyone

Our Picks:

Best Overall: Electrolux Laundry 4.3 Cu. Ft. Island White Front Load Washer

Front view of Electrolux EFLS527UIW front load washer

With the LuxCare Wash System, a Perfect Steam option, and a large capacity of 4.3 cubic feet, this Electrolux front load washer does fabric care on another level. Unlock even more flexibility on laundry day with the Adaptive Dispenser that takes powder, liquid, or pods, plus 9 cycles to tend to every kind of material in your wardrobe.

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Best Budget: Electrolux Laundry 4.3 Cu. Ft. Island White Front Load Washer-EFLW427UIW

Front view of Electrolux EFLW427UIW front load washer

With a 4.7 star rating from buyers, this Electrolux washer under $900 is a top-performer that’s easy on the budget and tough on stains. Complete with LuxCare Wash System and a Stain Treat option that delivers enhanced wash action and temperatures, this pick was made for premium fabric care.

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Best Large Capacity: Electrolux Laundry 4.4 Cu. Ft. Island White Front Load Washer

Front view of Electrolux EFLS627UIW front load washer

Providing the largest wash tub capacity of its lineup, this Electrolux washer was made for heavy-duty laundry days. Along with LuxCare, SmartBoost technology delivers a powerful stain-fighting performance messes with the option to use the StainSoak feature for enhanced agitation and wash temps to treat stubborn stains. Also found on this model are an Adaptive Dispenser, automatic water-level adjustment, a 15-minute wash cycle, and a Sanitize option for loads that are immaculately washed.

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Best Overall: LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer

Front view of LG WT7300CW top load washer

Fill this LG top load washer to the brim thanks to an impeller design that allows for 5 cubic feet of tub capacity. With the ability to operate remotely from a smart device or by voice, this smart washer with LG ThinQ technology streamlines laundry, while 6Motion Technology and TurboWash3D ensure every load receives premium care. On top of Energy Star certification, ColdWash Technology delivers the performance of warm washes without the cost, while the Water Plus feature gives heavy-duty loads deeper extra water at the touch of a button.  

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Best Budget: LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. White Front Load Washer

Front view of LG WM3400CW front load washer

Big on capacity, easy on the wallet — this LG front load washer under $900 is loaded with features that make this pic a major value. Included are 6Motion agitation, ColdWash technology, plus the option to pair with an LG SideKick for a total of 5.5 cubic feet of wash capacity.

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Best Large Capacity: LG 5.2 Cu. Ft. Graphite Steel Front Load Washer

Front view of LG WM8100HVA front load washer

Cut laundry day down to just a few loads with this mega-capacity impeller washer from LG. A total of 5.5 cubic feet of tub space fits the biggest loads, including comforters, towels, and multiple jeans, and with TurboWash3D Technology, cycles finish in as little as 29 minutes. The addition of 6Motion wash agitation is ideal for tackling heavy-duty washes, while ColdWash Technology means you finally wash clothes in cold with the performance of warm water.

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Conclusion

In the end, LG’s broad pricing, wider appliance options, and list of impressive washer features are a hard bargain to beat. Electrolux is a comparable brand for buyers who are looking to save a little while still getting notable washer performance.

Keep in mind, though, that while LG’s entry-level model is less than Electrolux’s ($799 vs. $999), upgraded models will cost more. Additionally, while LG is a runner-up in customer satisfaction when it comes to its top loaders, the brand’s front load models don’t carry the same badge (at least, not yet).

Regardless of the choice, both brands provide quality laundering that is suited for households with families, high-frequency washes, and heavy-duty loads.

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