The $1,199 Electrolux EFLS527UTT is a wonderful front-load washer. It combines nice design with improbable efficiency and loads of options — together with a devoted dispenser for laundry detergent pods. It did not do fairly as properly at eradicating stains because the Editors’ Alternative award-winning $1,349 Electrolux EFLS627UTT, nevertheless it got here so shut that there is not a lot of a distinction. 

The EFLS527UTT does have a barely smaller inside capability — four.three cubic ft versus the EFLS627UTT’s four.four cubic ft. However, once more, it is too small to note. Get the Electrolux EFLS527UTT: It is an important washer. 

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I actually just like the look of the EFLS527UTT. It has a pretty darkish grey end and you’ll stack the corresponding dryer on prime of it if it’s essential to save area. 

It can save you some cash on this washer should you get the EFLS527UTT in white as a substitute (mannequin quantity EFLS527UIW). It is equivalent to the EFLS527UTT, apart from its white end, nevertheless it prices 100 bucks much less. 

Curious how the EFLS527UTT stacks up towards some comparable front-load washers? Here is a useful chart:

Evaluating washing machines

Electrolux EFLS527UTT

Electrolux EFLS627UTT

Samsung WF45M5500AZ





Colour end

Titanium; (white for $1,099)

Titanium; (white for $1,199)

Azure blue and platinum; (white for $899)


four.three cubic ft

four.four cubic ft

four.5 cubic ft

# of cycles




Vitality consumption

75 kWh/yr

85 kWh/yr

105 kWh/yr

Dimensions (width, top, depth)

27x38x31.5 inches

27x38x31.5 inches

27×38.7×33.eight inches





Clearly the EFLS527UTT is similar to the EFLS627UTT, however Electrolux’s 500-series washer has a barely smaller cubic foot capability and a barely decrease anticipated annual power consumption in kilowatt hours. Each Electrolux washers have a smaller inside capability and fewer cleansing cycles than the $999 Samsung WF45M5500AZ. That is one thing to consider if in case you have a big household (and actually want a larger-capacity washer) and like to select from a bunch of various cycles. 

Not like the Electrolux EFLS527UTT, the EFLS627UTT does not have SmartBoost. In line with this Electrolux product web page, SmartBoost “premixes water and detergent earlier than the cycle begins, maximizing the cleansing energy of the detergent.” 

I used to be certain SmartBoost was the rationale the EFLS627UTT carried out so extremely properly, however, as you may see within the part beneath, the EFLS527UTT eliminated stains almost in addition to the top-performing EFLS627UTT with out it. 


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