Man, it is funny watching Electrolux ride the review that they received from Reviewed.com
for their new Ei24id50qs dishwasher. Reviewed.com…that’s the outfit that accepts advertising right?
Never saw an ad in Consumer Reports….whatever
I have the 50 series on display and it looks nice from the outside and when you open the door it looks good on the inside…then you start moving racks around and the thing seems flimsy.
I’ll need to bring one home and run some tests on it before saying that this can run with Bosch (which Electrolux is marketing it as).
We’ve sold a few, I’ll need to contact some of those customers and see what their on the ground experience is with the product. Dems the experts folks, not us dummies in the showrooms!
In this installment we will tackle the “50” and “55” series of laundry products from Electrolux.
Here’s the scoop – the “50” actually shares many features that it’s upper-crust brethren offer. And who said it was a glorified Frigidaire piece! And if you want to step up to steam then the “55” is your move.
Enjoy the post, and as usual ping me with any questions, or better yet, come visit us in beautiful and bucolic Yonkers!
It’s time to break the Electrolux front load laundry line down, piece by piece, sku x sku.
This is the overview, upcoming segments will deal with the following:
EIFL50Hiw – the intro model
EIFLS55HiiW – the budget model
EIFLS60JIW – EIFLS60LT – the value model
EWLFS70JIW – EWFLS70JSS – the Uber model.
It’s time to demystify, clarify and destroy any and all inaccuracies out there in web land. On guard!
Today I wrote up a beautiful Electrolux package for a couple. Even though they have the utmost confidence in their decision, there was some wavering going on at the 11th hour on one product – the fridge. Now if you Google “Electrolux french door refrigerator problems” you will be hit with an avalanche of comments that basically paint a more garish picture than Linda Blair’s bedroom in the Exorcist. As we wrapped up the sale, the wife implored me to give her as much updated info on the ELX fridges as possible. I told her everything I knew – the models with water and ice on the door were unmitigated disasters for several years, Electrolux did NOT do a good job servicing customers who were snake-bitten, but eventually they opted for a nuclear solution and rebuilt the fridge from the ground up.
So what you were left with is a new fridge as of Spring 2012 with a dummed-down icemaker.
I’ve sold a number of fridges in that time and haven’t had one hiccup. My former Elx rep told me that the last of the bad fridges had moved out of warehouses in the Spring of 2012 and that everything was clean from that point on.
If you really want to save a dime (or two) and still get a fridge with a ton of storage capacity and that also looks cool, I would consider the Frigidaire / Electrolux twins. These are a pair of all fridge/all freezer that ideally are conjoined with a trim kit and made to look like one big-ass 64″ fridge. The cool thing is that Electrolux offers them in 3 flavors. First you have the Frigidaire version FPRH19D7LF:
Then you have practically the same fridge under the Electrolux badge, with a nearly $700 upcharge.
Stepping up you go to Icon which is considered their pro offering. Prices now travel north of $2000 each and what you are getting are different handles and badge. Also in the Electrolux models the door bins are adjustable.
We don’t sell a ton of these but folks who purchase are always singing the twin’s praises after owning them for quite a bit. What’s not to love? Reputable company, solid construct, designer look without their price tag.
Frigidaire 32″ All Refrigerator. Buy the connect kit and merge with a 32″ all freezer!
This is one line of appliances that has befuddled me for years.
Are you in? Are you out? Are you high end? Are you middle class on steroids?
Where’s Kelly Ripa?
It’s shame that there has been so much confusion (and a muddled marketing message) on Icon because they are good products (yes, they work and they look nice) and there is a large breadth of product to choose from. My lil’ snoop at ELX has told me that the company is committed to Icon and there will be a major refresh on the way in 2014.
Good news, now check out the current offerings right here, served up Appliance Dude style…
Ok, here we go now…much as I did last fall, I took a short vid of my Electrolux salesman talking
about the new french door fridges which are about to come out. Yes, that is the truth…they are on the verge of coming out – I’ve been told they will be in dealer showrooms next month.
In this clip you will see the standard depth 28 cu ft with NO ice/water in the door. The fridge is loaded with
features – LED lighting, soft close doors, glass spill-proof shelves….quite frankly it is a beautiful fridge…let’s just hope it works!
PS – the sounds cuts out somewhere in the middle of the clip but comes on again shortly thereafter.
Sound is overrated anyway…it’s all in the pics!
A few weeks ago I cut a post detailing the incredible value to be had in the Electrolux steam washers and dryers since they cut prices in early Jan.
While breaking down the differences between the top of the line “70” series and the step down “60” series I forgot to mention one key difference.
UPDATE – March 4 2012
OK here is what Electrolux has handed off to me.
1 – new fridges will be available around mid-March. (I will be seeing them (again) next Friday at my regional appliance buying show so I will take some
more pics and vids and try to get some more info from Elux).
2 – Here are some skus, I should have product info on www.curtos.com at the beginning of this week.
Counter Depth Wave touch Models: ( I have a video of one of these below) EW23BC85 – dispenser model
EW23BC80 – non dispenser
Standard Depth Wave Touch Models EW28BS85 – dispenser
Standard Depth IQ Touch Models EI28BS65 – dispenser
EI28BS60 – non – dispenser
Ei28BS35 – dispenser
The only current model staying in the lineup is the EI27BS26 (dispenser) and Ei27BS16 (non dispenser)
These are staying b/c the icemaker was untouched by the rash of problems that hit Electrolux in the first generation of the
The new fridges should be out next month…fingers crossed!
They look great, here’s to Electrolux getting this right….
Actual video clips of the EW23BC85KS. Shot in September 2011.