Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings)

Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings)

Front load washers by Whirlpool and Electrolux are designed to accomodate every type of clothing and every busy schedule. But when it comes to considering higher echalon brands, numerous special features can cause confusion rather than clarity.


In this review we will compare and contrast the Whirlpool WFW94HEA and the Electrolux EIFLS60, highlighting key differences between the two. (If you’re curious about other options, take a look at this article covering the best front load washers of 2014.)

EIFLS60 and WFW94HEA: Similarities

These two powerhouse units have a long list of features in common, which include:

  • 4.3 cu ft drum capacity – the largest in the industry
    • Fit more in each load & do laundry less
  • Option to pause wash cycle to add extra garments
  • Cycles & options:
    • Steam, Delicates, Allergen, Delay Wash, and more…
  • Ultra quiet during operation
  • Automatic water level adjustment
  • Energy & water savings and efficiency
  • Optional stacking kit for vertical configuration
  • Optional pedestal drawer for added height
  • Free 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

If you have a large family, you’ll love that the drum capacity allows you to do more laundry in less time. If you have allergies, the allergen cycle will help rid your clothes of irritants like pet dander. The energy and water efficiency is gentle on our environment, and the quiet machine operation is perfect for those late night laundry cycles.

However, unlike knowing the similarities, reviewing the differences should help you decide which of the two best suits your needs.

Electrolux Front Load Washer



The Electrolux brand is well-known and highly dependable, and the EIFLS60 is one of our best-selling washing machines. It maintains superior performance and is perfect for laundry rooms with a professionally designed look:

  • Signature arc design
    • our customers love the sleek facade
  • Touch-2-Open spring action doors
    • it shouldn’t take elbow grease to open your washer
  • Highly customizable
    • reversible doors let you customize your laundry room arrangement
    • the “My Favorite” feature stores your favorite settings
  • Fastest “fast wash” cycle in the industry
    • 15 minute wash cycle, for those on-the-go days

We mentioned its aesthetic appeal above, but we’ve found that photos don’t do the machine justice. There are also elements of the unit you just cannot see in a photo – like the retractible cycle selecting nob located in the top-center.  If you’re interested in this unit, visit a retail store and see it in person.


Whirlpool Front Load Washer



This is a true luxury unit – the Rolls Royce of washers. It is well-suited for busy people. With normal wash, fast wash, and overnight washer/dryer capabilities, you can do laundry whenever and however you need to:

  • 12 hour FanFresh Option offers maximum flexibility
    • after main cycle, an energy efficient fan cycles fresh air into the gasket
    • leave clothes in the washer for up to 12 hours
    • prevents mold and slowly dries clothes
    • wash and dry a 2 lb load overnight and have clean clothes by the morning
  • Reliable construction
    • Made in America with highest quality materials and testing
    • button tested with 50,000+ clicks simulating lifetime ownership
  • Precision dispense technology
    • cleans clothes better while using less detergent
    • use as little as 1 tbs of HE detergent per load

Matching dryers: WED94HEACWED94HEAW

Choosing between these washers will inevitably boil down to their differences. It will also depend on the individual needs of your and your family. We hope this article provided you with helpful information. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to ask us on Twitter or Facebook. We would be happy to talk with you about your laundry concerns!

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