EIFLS55IIW Review


Electrolux EIFLS55IIW Electrolux
EIFLS55IIW

IQ-Touch
Capacity: 4.2 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Spin Rate

1200

RPM
Energy

3.1

Factor MEF
Water

2.7

Factor WF
Cycles

22

and Options
Price

$262

Per Cu Ft

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Electrolux EIFLS55IIW

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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning Steam-cleans and sanitizes clothes. Steam is very effective in gently removing tough stains, sanitizing garments, reducing allergens, and getting clothes really clean. Helps soften clothes and prevent wrinkles during high speed spin cycle.
Spin Maximum washer spin rate is 7% higher than average. Higher spin RPM wrings more water out of clothing, shortens dryer time, and saves on overall washer-dryer energy use. Ranks in the top 45% of new clothes washers for BETTER moisture removal.
Energy Energy Factor is 10% higher than average. Washing machines with higher Energy Factors are more efficient and will save you money by using less energy. Ranks in the top 35% of new clothes washers for BETTER energy efficiency.
Water The EIFLS55IIW Water Factor is 23% lower than the average new washing machine. More efficient washers have lower Water Factors and will use less water to operate. Ranks in the top 5% of new clothes washers for BEST water efficiency.
Cycles Cycles and options are 10% higher than average. Operating flexibility can be important if you have diverse fabrics and soil conditions within your family. Ranks in the top 45% of new washing machines for BETTER program variability and selection.
Price Based on the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), the cost per cubic foot of capacity is about average for a new clothes washer and is rated GOOD for price efficiency. Washers can often be purchased on-sale 10%-20% under MSRP.  


Electrolux EIFLS55IIW Washer

Electrolux EIFLS55IIW



Performance Ratings
Steam Steam Cleaning - Generates steam that deeply penetrates clothing to remove grime and achieve a cleaner wash. Gentler on fabrics than other stain-removing wash cycles. Produces a softening affect that reduces wrinkles from high spin rates.
Sanitize NSF Sanitize Cycle - Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) P172 Protocol to effectively sanitize clothes. Reduces 99.9% of microorganisms and ensures there is no significant carryover of bacteria into future loads.
Allergen No Allergen Certification - The EIFLS55IIW is not certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) or the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to reduce allergens such as dust mite and dander with high temperature water.  
Temp
Control
Auto Temp Control - Automatically regulates the hot and cold water supply to ensure that the wash water is at the proper temperature for the cycle selected. On cold winter days the hot water runs longer or more often to compensate.
Heater Internal Water Heater - Includes an internal water heater that can boost water temperature beyond your home's hot water tank. Helps maintain optimum temperatures throughout each cycle. Hot water is the key to really getting your clothes clean.
Water
Level
Automatic Water Level - Designed with sensors that detect the load size and then adjust the water level to achieve the best cleaning and rinsing performance. Convenient feature that eliminates guessing and saves water costs.
Drum Stainless Steel Wash Drum - Stainless steel is a durable wash basket material that resists corrosion, stains, and chipping. It is superior to porcelain or plastic. Over 90% of new washers produced today have stainless steel drums.
Vibration Added Vibration Control - The Electrolux EIFLS55IIW is advertised to have advanced features to help control vibration and related noise. Details of these anti-vibration features are not readily available and the true effectiveness is unknown.
Wash
Type
Drum w Paddles - Front load washer with a rotating drum and paddles that lift and drop clothes. Very effective washing mechanism compared to the older agitating machines. Gentle on clothing and uses significantly less water.
MSRP $1099 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is about average for a new washing machine and is rated GOOD for overall price. In addition to the MSRP, it's also beneficial to evaluate cost efficiency by comparing price per cubic foot.  
Motor 1 Year Warranty - Standard one-year parts and labor warranty on the washer drive motor. The drive motor is one of the more expensive components to replace and several brands offer longer part warranties of up to 10 years. Warranties are subject to change.  


Convenience Ratings
Capacity 4.2 cu ft - Interior capacity is 9% higher than average. Larger washers generally cost more, but if you have a big family, or want to do your wash less often, they can save you time and money. Ranks in the top 25% of new washers for LARGER load size.
Periodic
Tumble
No Periodic Tumble - After the wash cycle completes there is no extended tumbling of the clothes. Periodic tumbling, especially with circulating air, keeps the clothes fresh if you are delayed in transferring them to the dryer.  
Time Remaining Time Display - The Electrolux EIFLS55IIW includes a digital time display at the top of the washer that shows estimated remaining cycle time. Just glance at the display while you're working and plan your time accordingly.
Delay Delay Start / End - You can program the wash cycle to start or end several hours later when you wake up or arrive home. Allows you to organize laundry chores around your schedule, or take advantage of lower, off-peak, utility rates.
Dispenser Detergent, Softener, Bleach Dispenser - Bleach, fabric softener, and detergent can be preloaded into the Electrolux EIFLS55IIW dispensing trays and automatically released by the washer at the optimum time in the wash cycle.
Settings 15 Temp-Soil-Spin Settings - 5 Temperature, 5 Soil, and 5 Spin settings. Higher than average number of settings for these key items on a new washer. More settings provide added flexibility for a wide range of fabrics, stains, and conditions.
Quick
Wash
18 Minute Quick Wash - In a hurry? Forget to wash a garment for today's special event? This washing machine has a fast wash cycle that can have your clothing ready in much less time than regular cycles.
Wash-Dry No Overnight Wash & Dry - Like most washers, this model does not have the unique capability to both wash and dry your clothes overnight. A few washers can continue to tumble the clothes and circulate drying air after the wash cycle has ended.  
Drum
Light
Drum Light - Illuminates the wash drum area when loading and unloading clothes. Helpful in poorly lit rooms or just to alleviate shadows that can hide items like socks which go missing until the next wash cycle.
ADA Not ADA Compliant - Does not comply with Federal American Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Controls and operating mechanisms are not within the defined reach distances, or they cannot be easily operated with one hand.  
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - This washing machine is not Wi-Fi Enabled or Wi-Fi Ready. It cannot be remotely programmed, operated, or diagnosed through a home Wi-Fi Internet connection or Smartphone. It is not Smart Grid or Smart Meter capable.  
Detergent
Supply
No Detergent Reservoir - Like most washers, this machine does not have a reservoir that holds a large supply of detergent. A Few brands such as GE, Maytag, and Whirlpool offer new washers with multi-day detergent and fabric softener storage.  
Reverse
Door
Reversible Door - One of the few front load washing machines with a flexible door that can be switched to open from right-to-left or left-to-right. Handy feature when moving to a new home or changing the washer location.
Stackable Stackable - Front load washers can be stacked vertically with a companion front load dryer. If you have a small laundry area this is a very convenient feature. It also places the dryer at shoulder level for easier loading.


Energy & Water Ratings
Energy
Star V7
Energy Star V 7.0 Unknown - Qualification status for Energy Star Version 7.0 is currently unknown. Washer IMEF and IWF test values are not yet available for new Energy Star criteria that became effective March 7, 2015.  
Energy
Star V6
Energy Star V 6.1 Qualified - Meets federal ENERGY STAR Version 6.1 test criteria for washing machines that's been in effect since February 1, 2013: Modified Energy Factor (MEF) >=2.0 and Water Factor (WF) <=6.0
Most
Efficient
No 2015 Most Efficient Award - The Electrolux EIFLS55IIW has not earned Energy Star's Most Efficient rating for 2015. Only 20%-25% of new washers meet Energy Star's strict criteria for superior water and energy efficiency.  
CEE
2015
CEE 2015 Status Unknown - IMEF and IWF test values are not yet available for this washing machine. The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) 2015 Tier I, II, or III classification is based on these values and is therefore currently unknown.  
CEE
2011
CEE 2011 Tier 3 - According to 2011 standards, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) lists the EIFLS55IIW as a CEE Tier 3 washer. Tier I is equivalent to Energy Star, Tier II is more efficient, and Tier III is super-efficient.
Energy
Guide
238 kWh - The Energy Guide label lists an estimated annual electricity usage of 238 kilowatt-hours. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of usage are in accordance with the older Energy Star Version 6.1 procedures.
Water
Usage
4467 Gal - Energy Star lists an estimated annual water usage of 4467 gallons. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of water are in accordance with the older Energy Star Version 6.1 procedures.


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