Buying a new washer and dryer can be a real headache, especially when you’re looking for something that can keep up with the demand of your busy lifestyle. Both LG and Electrolux manufacture really great washing machines in the “large capacity” category. However, each brand has options that may suit your needs better than the other.

LG’s front load steam washer offers the most wash features, WiFi connectivity, and the Sidekick (a second washer in the pedestal for small loads). Electrolux’s front load washer has fewer features but is well-known for its effective stain removal features and energy efficiency. Keep reading to learn which washer is better in a standoff between LG vs. Electrolux front load washers.

LG vs. Electrolux Front Load Washers

LG WM5005HKA Ultra Large Capacity TurboWash Washer

MOST NOTEWORTHY FEATURE: Fully Loaded! Tons of wash cycle options & smart grid accessible.

If you’re looking for a washer that will do it all, then the LG WM5005HKA model is a great choice. With an Ultra Large Capacity, this washer can handle your California King Comforter and extra large loads. Don’t have a huge load? No problem. This washer is also compatible with the LG Sidekick (WD100CK), an add-on washer that is perfect for really small loads and delicates.

Pricing: LG’s suggested retail price is $1,599.99. You can find earlier models of this same washer without the Wi-Fi compatibility starting around $1,100.

Some of the highlighted features include:

  • 14 Wash Cycle Programs including a Cotton/Normal setting, Permanent Press, Delicates, Sanitary, Allergiene, BrightWhites, Towels, Sportswear, and Bedding.
  • 14 Options including a Prewash, Delay Wash, Extra Rinse, Child Lock, Wi-Fi Connect, Remote Start, and more!
  • 5 distinct wash temperatures including an extra hot, hot, warm, cold, and tap setting.
  • 5 Spin Speeds
  • Elevated Angled Door (no bending over to loading the machine from an awkward position).
  • Automatically adjusts the water level to load size.
  • 4 Tray Detergent Dispenser to hold prewash detergent, Main wash detergent, bleach, and fabric softener.
  • Access to Smart Grid, Smart Access, Smart Adapt, Energy Monitoring, and Laundry Starts.
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty, 10 Years Motor Warranty, and Lifetime Warranty on the Drum.

Learn more on the LG Product Website here.


Electrolux EFLS617STT Front Load Steam Washer with LuxCare

MOST NOTEWORTHY FEATURE: The most effective stain removal with SmartBoost.

If you’re looking for a washer that is the leader in energy efficiency, then look no further. The Electrolux Front Load Steam Washer was certified Energy Star Most Efficient. According to Energy Star, this washer meets the strictest criteria of efficiency, saving consumers 40 gallons of water every week (compared to to other high-efficiency top load washers).

Have a messy bunch? This washer is perfect for active families. With features like extra large capacity and StainSoak to eliminate stains, you’ll get everything you need to keep your household clean.

Pricing: Electrolux’s suggested retail price is $1,199.

Some of the highlighted features include:

  • 10 Wash Cycle Programs including a Normal setting, Delicates, Heavy, Quick Cycle (15 minutes), StainTreat, and more.
  • 10 Options including Add Steam, Freshwater Rinse, Stain Pretreat, Clean Washer, and more.
  • 4 distinct wash temperatures including sanitize, hot, warm, and cold.
  • Stackable (can be stacked on dryer or pedestal EPWD157STT.
  • Automatically adjusts the water level to load size.
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty, 10 Years Motor Warranty, and Lifetime Warranty on the Drum.

Learn more on the Electrolux Product Website here.


What do you think? Who wins the standoff between LG vs. Electrolux front load washers? Leave us your opinion in a comment below.

Justin Duby

Justin Duby

Justin Duby, a Grants Pass native, opened Just-in Time Appliance Repair in 2014 after working with his grandparents in the appliance repair business for almost 10 years. Justin attends various training programs throughout the year to keep his skills sharp.

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