Updated 1 Aug 2014

Electrolux

EWW12832

Snapshot: The Electrolux EWW12832 washer-dryer has an 8kg washing capacity and 5kg drying capacity. How well does it clean and dry your clothes?

EWW12832
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1999

Join us now for instant access

Join more than 100,000 members today and you’ll get:

  • Independent info
  • Thousands of test results and research you can trust
  • Everything in one easy place
  • Expert support a phone call away if things go wrong
Join Consumer Now Log in

Test results

Overall score
71
Overall washing
?/10
Overall drying
?/10
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10

Good points

  • Good overall performance.
  • Good dirt removal.
  • Very good rinsing.
  • Good gentleness.
  • Very good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • OK energy efficiency.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has sensor and timer drying.

But

  • No cycle for hand-washable woollens.
  • Poor drying-cycle time.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Washing (70%): includes dirt removal (50%), rinsing (20%), gentleness (10%), water efficiency (10%), spin efficiency (10%).

Drying (30%): includes drying time (40%), energy efficiency (40%), ease of use (20%)

We tested washing and drying performance using a 3.5kg load. Our research has found this is about the average amount people wash at one time regardless of their machine’s capacity.

We washed specially stained swatches attached to a load of sheets, towels and pillow cases using a normal cold wash cycle. After washing, we measured how much dirt was removed from each swatch. We did this with a spectrophotometer (which measures how much light reflects off the swatches). It’s more accurate than the human eye.

We then ran a drying cycle (also with a 3.5kg load) and measured how much energy was used to dry the load as well as how long it took.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1999
Origin
Thailand

More test results (/10)

Water efficiency
8.6
Spin efficiency
7.0
Energy efficiency
6.1
Drying time
3.6
Ease of use
8.3

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
8.0 / 5.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 67
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
50
Noise (dBA)
62
Wash cycle time (min)
103
Dry cycle time (mins)
188
Wash + dry cycle time (mins)
298
Wash + dry cycle water use (L)
75
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual washing running cost ($)
20
Annual drying running cost ($)
120

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Cold
Auto-sensing water level
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction