Electrolux’s Editors’ Alternative award-winning $1,349 EFLS627UTT is my primary decide in case you’re in search of a front-load washer. 

It does an distinctive job at eradicating stains, the perfect of any washer we have examined. It additionally retains all the stuff I appreciated about Electrolux’s last-gen 600-series front-loader, the EFLS617SIW. It has a sexy total design, largely resulting from a show structure that makes use of the complete panel. I notably like that the management knob doubles as a digital display, telling you the way a lot time is left on a cycle. 

The EFLS627UTT has a barely smaller capability than a few of its rivals and fewer cleansing cycles. It would not include any good house connectivity options, both. However this Electrolux washer greater than makes up for it with its top-notch efficiency, ease-of-use and detergent pod dispenser — one thing I have not seen earlier than. 

It is a expensive machine, for certain, however it’s nicely value it. 

Observe: At $1,349, you are paying a premium for the EFLS627UTT’s darkish grey end, however you will get the very same equipment in white for $1,199 (mannequin quantity EFLS627UIW). 

How does the EFLS627UTT stack up?

Try the chart under, evaluating the EFLS627UTT to Electrolux’s personal EFLS617SIW and the Samsung WF45M5500AZ:

Evaluating washing machines

Electrolux EFLS627UTT

Electrolux EFLS617SIW

Samsung WF45M5500AZ





Coloration end

Titanium; (white for $1,199)

White; (titanium for $1,199)

Azure blue and platinum; (white for $899)


Four.Four cubic ft

Four.Four cubic ft

Four.5 cubic ft

# of cycles




Power consumption

85 kWh/12 months

85 kWh/12 months

105 kWh/12 months

Dimensions (width, top, depth)

27 x 38 x 31.5 inches

27 x 38 x 31.5 inches

27 x 38.7 x 33.eight inches





The EFLS627UTT is almost an identical to the last-generation EFLS617SIW in terms of primary specs. It shares the identical Four.Four-cubic-foot capability, cleansing cycles, estimated yearly power utilization and dimensions. The one apparent distinction at a look is the 627’s grey end. After all, the 617 additionally is available in grey, however we examined the white SIW mannequin. 

Peek contained in the detergent drawer, although, and you will find an entire redesign. Not solely did Electrolux add a devoted dispenser for detergent pods, the equipment maker additionally modified the form of the opposite current dispensers to raised accommodate pouring liquid soaps, bleaches and cloth softeners. 

Making area for detergent pods (do not eat them, by the best way) within the dispenser is a intelligent response to their rising reputation, however Electrolux had one more reason — SmartBoost. SmartBoost is the identify of a function Electrolux launched with its EFLS617SIW washer and it includes mixing the water and the laundry detergent collectively earlier than they ever attain the primary wash compartment. 

Commonplace observe for pods (earlier than the EFLS627UTT, that’s) included chucking one or two into the washer drum, so there was no alternative for premixing pod detergent and the water — SmartBoost doubtless improves pod detergent efficiency, too (we do not check washers utilizing pod detergent, although, so we will not affirm this). 


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