Selecting the right washer and dryer can be overwhelming. Ideally, you don’t want to break the bank, but at the same time, you don’t want to miss out on convenience features. Samsung and Electrolux washer and dryer models are designed to fit in any budget and they are remarkable brands at the cutting-edge of cleaning performance.
To give you the most clarity and to ensure you choose the perfect model for your needs, we’ve compiled a list of the best Samsung and Electrolux front load washer and dryer models, comparing their features side-by-side.
Overview of Samsung and Electrolux Washer & Dryer
Samsung washer and dryer have dominated the US market for the past several years thanks to their innovative features and modern designs. In our showroom, most people can’t help but notice the Samsung FlexWash washer and dryer which can run 4 loads simultaneously.
Electrolux washer brings home best-in-class cleaning and stain removal capabilities. Electrolux focuses exclusively on stackable washer and dryer technology. Professional test companies regularly rank Electrolux as a top brand for laundry care.
You can configure both Samsung and Electrolux front load washer and dryers side-by-side or in a stackable format. With these machines, there’s no need to worry about placing them on the upper floors of the house because both Samsung and Electrolux washers come equipped with the latest anti-vibration technology. In addition, quiet operation is another hallmark of both brands.
Important Features To Look Out For When Buying a New Washer and Dryer
1) Cleaning and Drying Performance
There have been significant changes in washers and dryers over the past few years. The trend towards front load washers is because they generally perform more efficiently, permit stacking, and a have sleek, modern look. Both Samsung and Electrolux produce good-looking modern washers with many innovative features.
Samsung washers come with up to 14 dedicated wash cycles and 12 wash options. These include PowerFoam, which penetrates deep into fabrics and gets better results on stubborn soils. Steam is useful especially if you have family members with allergies as it increases the washer’s water temperature, boosts cleaning power, and dissolves detergent more effectively. Self Clean, removes dirt and bacteria from your machine, and MyCycle, saves your favorite settings. A typical high-efficiency washer takes about 80 minutes to complete a load, but Samsung’s 36-minute Quick Wash delivers the same performance in less than half that time.
LuxCare and SmartCare are the names of Electrolux’s innovative wash systems. They have carefully programmed tumble rotations, and precise temperature controls to protect fabrics. SmartBoost pre-mixes water and detergent – and can also mix fabric softener and bleach – for deeper cleaning. Electrolux also has a steam option, Perfect Steam, which targets tough stains.
Note: according to manufacturers, machines that feature steam tend to consume less water and energy than conventional models.
In our busy lives, it’s helpful to have to have the ability to shorten the amount of time it takes to do laundry. Catering to this need, Electrolux offers models that clean your clothes in just 15 minutes.
Washers are not the only ones gaining innovative features – manufacturers are also boosting the capabilities of dryers to cover all your needs.
One of the most common new features is Sensor Dry, which adjusts the dry time according to how wet your clothes are, preventing over-drying, protecting fabrics, and saving energy. Both Samsung and Electrolux come equipped with this feature.
Another common feature for both brands is Steam, which gently dries and removes wrinkles from clothes for easier ironing. It’s also highly useful for eliminating bacteria and odor.
2) Energy Efficiency
These days, efficiency is a crucial concern, and many designs share a similar goal: save energy. Most brands, including Samsung and Electrolux, are determined to use less, protect the environment, and keep money in your pocket.
Products with the Energy Star label meet the government’s energy efficiency regulations and use less water and electricity. Almost all front load washers have this label, and more and more driers are achieving this mark as well.
Electrolux prevents unnecessary water usage with an Automatic Water-level Adjustment System that adapts according to the amount of laundry. Also, Electrolux has an Electronic Temperature Adjustment System that keeps the heat stable, preventing overheating and decreasing the amount of electricity needed.
Samsung also produces washers and dryers with the Energy Star label. Besides using less water and electricity, Samsung’s SuperSpeed Cycle is one of the best on the market for quick, 36-minute washes.
3) Noise and Vibration
An essential concern, especially for those living in smaller apartments, is noise and vibration. You might imagine that machines loaded with laundry, spinning at 1300 RPM could be loud; however, both Samsung and Electrolux have made significant strides in developing new technology to ensure quiet, stable machines.
Both Samsung and Electrolux have excellent anti-vibration systems. Samsung models with VRT Plus technology cut vibration by 40% compared to their regular washers. This technology utilizes a unique tub design and individual sensors to balance loads and keep washers as silent as possible.
Skyscraper anti-vibration systems inspired Electrolux’s Perfect Balance. Electrolux trusts this system so much that the Second Floor Guarantee is provided: Electrolux machines work so silently on the second floor that you won’t notice the sound while you go about your day downstairs.
4) Size, Configuration & Ergonomics
When buying a new machine, it’s important to measure your space first. Washers and dryers come in a variety of sizes, and both Samsung and Electrolux produce compact, or full-size stackable washer and dryer models.
Best compact washer and dryer models come with a 24-inch width and 2 to 2.5 cu. ft. capacity. Although they may be smaller, they keep the same features and performance of full-size machines.
Helpful Tip: Compact dryers are almost always ventless and 240V electric.
Full-size washing machine standard width is 27-inches and a 4.3 cu. ft. to 5.5 cu. ft. in term of volume capacity. Depending on height and depth most washers fall into this category. However, if you need something bigger, there are also mega-sized washers that have a 29-inch to 30-inch width and up to 6.0 cu. ft. capacity. Both Samsung and Electrolux have full-size washers, and but only Samsung produces mega-size.
Just like wash performance and other features, design plays a crucial role in choosing a new appliance. Samsung’s futuristic designs stand out – with circular lines and polished exterior, it provides a sleek and modern look. Optional pedestal drawers are available for full-size and mega-size Samsung appliances for additional space and storage. Reversible doors are not obtainable on Samsung washers, but it is possible to reverse doors on their dryers.
Samsung’s FlexWash washer is a 2 in 1 unit that has a full-size front load main washer plus a 1 cu. ft. capacity top load washer for delicates and small loads. This appliance is useful when, for example, you have a full load of laundry, but only a small amount of whites. You don’t have to wait for the first load to finish – you can wash them at the same time. Unfortunately, Electrolux does not produce a 2 in 1 machine.
Most recently Samsung released a control panel kit that you can strategically place between the dryer and the washer in a stacked setting. This kit combines controls at the eye level for ease of use.
Electrolux’s classic designs in white, and titanium appear more modest than Samsung but are still sleek and modern, especially with the IQ Touch Control system panel. Electrolux has the world’s first adaptive dispenser that accepts PODS. Usually, dispensers only permit liquid or powder detergents, but Electrolux made theirs allow all three. Electrolux washers have a pedestal option for additional storage, and both Electrolux washers and dryers have reversible door options.
5) Connectivity – Smart Appliances
Smart solutions are gaining popularity, and the appliance industry is steadily adapting more into their machines. For washers and dryers, the most popular smart solutions are smartphone and tablet applications that allow you to control and monitor your appliances and see maintenance alerts. Samsung is one of the leading innovative technology developers in the world, and it’s no surprise that Samsung has integrated smart solutions to their appliances.
Samsung has a dedicated smartphone application: the Samsung Smart Things App. With this app, you can control and monitor your washer remotely. Samsung also has an AI laundry assistant, Q-Rator, to help you plan laundry and give wash receipts for different kind of fabrics, so you don’t need to worry about wash time or temperature. Q-Rator also updates you about maintenance and gives you other useful tips.
Electrolux has not started integrating smart solutions to its washers and dryers yet. We don’t know if we will see smart solutions soon, but to follow industry trends, it might be a good idea to get started!
Our Top Samsung and Electrolux Washer & Dryer Picks
Both Samsung and Electrolux products are part of our coveted best washer and dryer rankings. Below are some of the products we think are remarkable from each brand.
1) Samsung Washer w/Large Capacity: WF50A8800AV
Samsung WF50A8800AV brings all Samsung’s best features to your home. This full-size washer has a 27” width and an impressive 5.0 cu. ft. capacity. It is equipped with 14 wash cycles and 13 wash options to fight against all soil types. It doesn’t matter how stubborn the dirt, with the help of PowerFoam, Samsung can remove even the toughest stains.
Samsung’s elegant design shines. The AddWash door allows you to add forgotten laundry after the cycle is on. You no longer need to pause the cycle or wait for the next wash if you realize you’ve forgotten something. SuperSpeed cleans a full load of laundry in around 36 minutes – an excellent option for people who want to wear their favorite clothes right away but have little time. The smart options make your life easier – you can easily monitor and control your machine from other rooms in the house. Overall, this washer comes with plenty of features to add comfort and convenience to your life.
Stackable gas and electric dryer pairs are available. Samsung DVG50A8800V is a 7.5 cu. ft. vented gas dryer with a steam option. This efficient dryer has 14 cycles, sensor dry and smart features. Samsung DVE50A8800V is the electric version sharing the same features and success.
Width: 27-inch | Height: 38 3/4-inch | Depth: 34-inch | Capacity: 5.0 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 14/12 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: Black Stainless Steel | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Yes
2) Electrolux Washer w/Advanced Cleaning: ELFW7637AT
ELFW7637AT is the highest-quality washing machine produced by Electrolux. It uses LuxCare to improve tumble movement and provide more efficient cleaning. This washer has 9 wash cycles including the super-fast 15-minute cycle – perfect for people on the go. SmartBoost premixes water, detergent and stain remover for better results against harder soils. It has a 4.4 cu. ft. capacity and most Electrolux washers come with reversible doors. The Adaptive Dispenser accepts PODs, the Perfect Balance system and interior LED are other useful features. Perfect Steam rises from the bottom and softens stubborn stains without damaging fabrics. The pedestal option is also available and sold separately. Overall, it is a reliable machine that delivers high-quality results.
Electrolux produces both gas and electric dryer pairs, both with an 8.0 cu. ft. capacity. They have a Predictive Dry feature that identifies the amount of laundry and adjusts the dry time. This feature prevents over-drying, protects fabrics, and saves you money. Like many washers, Electrolux dryers also have a gentle steam option.
Width: 27-inch | Height: 38-inch | Depth: 32-inch | Capacity: 4.4 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 9/12 | RPM: 1,300 | Color: White, Titanium | Steam Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Enhanced Level, CEE Tier 3
3) Samsung Washer, Compact Size: WW22K6800AW
Remember, compact washers and dryers are different in size, but have the power and features larger machines. In this category, Samsung WW22K6800AW has excellent features, including VRT Plus vibration reduction technology, and the highly efficient PowerFoam. It comes with 14 preset cycles and 8 wash options. This compact washer also has 1400 RPM spin power and a swirl drum for gentle washing.
Pro Tip: Electric dryers run on 220V electricity.
DV22K6800EW is a stackable, vented electric dryer pair. Vented compact electric dryers are not so common as most customers prefer ventless compact electric dryers that don’t require a hole in your wall and air connection going out of the room. Samsung DV22K6800EW has 4.0 cu. ft. capacity, 14 dry cycles and 8 dry options, including sensor dry to measure the moisture level and adjust the dry time. Wi-Fi options, like SmartCare for troubleshooting problems, are available for this dryer.
Width: 23 5/8-inch | Height: 33 1/2-inch | Depth: 27 1/8-inch | Capacity: 2.2 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 14/8 | RPM: 1,400 | Color: Inox Grey | Vented Dryer/Heat Pump: Yes/Heat Pump version (Ventless) available | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Enhanced Level, CEE Tier 2
4) Electrolux Washer, Compact Size: ELFW4222AW
ELFW4222AW has excellent performance and functional capacity for an appliance with 2.4 cu. ft. It has a sharp, professional look. 14 different wash cycles are more than enough for any soil type, including the gentle and efficient steam cycle. It is a very quiet and balanced machine that will not cause any disturbance. Overall, it is an excellent machine worth considering if you’re looking for a compact washer.
Like other washers that we’ve looked at so far, EFLS210TIS also has a dryer pair. Electrolux [ELFE4222AW](https://www.realnapalm.com/electrolux-elfe4222aw.html is a ventless compact electric dryer that has a 4.0 cu. ft. capacity. It works with 220V electricity, and there is no steam or sensor dry option for this dryer. The dryer does not come with many of the innovative features of the compact washer. Electrolux ELFE4222AW is a basic dryer that delivers standard drying performance.
Width: 24-inch | Height: 33 1/2-inch | Depth: 25-inch | Capacity: 2.4 cu. ft. | Cycles/Options: 6/8 | RPM: 1,400 | Color: White or Stainless Steel | Ventless Dryer/Steam: Yes/Yes | Stackable: Yes | Energy Star: Yes
Samsung and Electrolux both produce high-products that will keep your clothes clean, save you time, and keep your energy bill low. And while there are many similarities between these two product lines, it’s important to note the distinctions and determine the specs and designs that best suit your needs and tastes.
Currently, Samsung produces a greater variety of appliances with a broader range of features. It’s also generally agreed that Samsung machines perform better than Electrolux. Maybe it’s no surprise: Samsung is a powerhouse in technological development, and their innovation seems to never stop. Still, Electrolux won’t let you down and will keep your clothes clean and dry.
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