A washing machine is one of the most important appliances you can own because having clean clothes is essential to everyday living. When shopping for a washer, there are a number of very good brands you can buy -- but two of the best are LG and Electrolux. LG has only been making washing machines since the 2000s, but Electrolux has been doing it since the mid-1900s, and both companies continue to innovate with their latest models. That means faster cycles, better washing performance, and better energy efficiency. Here are some of the best features of each company's washers.
Reliable and Durable: LG
South Korea-based LG was founded in 1947 but didn't start making large appliances like washing machines until 2003. Despite being relatively new to the game, LG has built a strong reputation for producing washers that are reliable and durable. LG washers rank first in the American Customer Satisfaction Index ratings for both product and service quality, which says a lot about the product's reliability in a market with such strong competition and many competitors. LG is always adding innovative features to its washers, which helps the brand earn its reputation for being so reliable.
Most front-load washers only have one motion -- tumbling. But LG has come up with 6Motion™ Technology, allowing the drum to tailor each load using a combination of up to six unique motions -- rolling, stepping, swinging, scrubbing, filtration, and tumbling. That gives you the option of very gentle motion for delicates all the way up to powerful cleaning for fabrics that are really soiled. And with LG's NeveRust™ stainless steel drum, you can be sure your drum will always look and perform as good as it did the first time you used the washer. You don't have to worry about your LG washing machine being noisy thanks to the LG TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system, which minimizes the unit's noise and vibration to give you smooth and quiet cycles. Minimizes vibration also minimizes the wear on the washer's components, ensuring the unit's longevity. If you like connected appliances, you can get help remotely with the Smart Diagnosis™ feature available through LG's Smart ThinQ application for your mobile devices.
Say GoodBye to Stains: Electrolux
Founded in 1919, Sweden-based Electrolux manufactured its first washing machine in 1951 and has earned a reputation for stain-fighting power in the decades since. Because Electrolux washers are so good at getting stains out of your clothing, they are ideal for white-collar work clothes and families with messy kids that require a machine that can get out even the toughest stains. If you're wondering why Electrolux models are so good at getting out stains, it's due to the innovative stain-fighting technology the company has come up with.
Units equipped with the LuxCare® Wash System give you a thorough clean with improved wash actions, temperature control, and smart load sensing. You can combine that with the company's StainSoak™ option, which customizes the wash program to the specific stain you select, to make sure your items are getting cleaned properly and to their specific needs. The StainTreat feature provides a quick initial wash to certain wash cycles to use any stain treatment cleaner or detergent within the Pre-Wash chamber before the chosen wash cycle begins. And if you want your white items looking brand new, you can opt for the Optic Whites™ cycle, which prevents the redeposit of dirt and other residues and helps keep your whites whiter than the normal cycle with bleach.
LG and Electrolux aren't the only good brands of washing machines
If you want to keep your options open, we have a number of top washer brands that are right up there with LG and Electrolux for reliability and the ability to get stains out of your fabrics. Whirlpool, Maytag, and Samsung are just a few of the other brands we offer that may be right for you. Feel free to reach out to our helpful, knowledgeable staff who can help you choose the washing machine that best meets your needs.
How long does a washer last?
You can typically get about 10-15 years out of a washer, especially if you go with a good model from a reliable brand and perform routine maintenance on the unit.
How do you know if your washer is going bad?
Some signs that may be an indicator that your washer is going bad include if it's making more noise than usual, the drum doesn't spin at the end of the cycle, or the water doesn't drain properly.