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Electrolux speeds up cooking and cleaning times

New appliances work faster and have shorter cycles

Published: February 07, 2014 03:45 PM

One of the major themes at Design and Construction Week is appliances that save time for busy consumers. Electrolux showed us a number of new appliances including ovens that preheat faster, cooktops that speed water to a boil and dishwashers, washers, and dryers with shorter cycles.

The Electrolux dishwasher on display has a 30-minute quick cycle that claims to get dishes just as clean as a normal cycle. The company says that consumers have been clamoring for shorter wash times. Consumer Reports is currently looking at a number of these faster cycles to see how they compare to the typical dishwasher cycle.

Electrolux also featured a matching washer and dryer that it claims can launder two outfits in less than a half hour. The washer has a 15 minute cycle and the dryer takes 14 minutes to complete its task. We'd like to test those claims as well in our washer and dryer tests.

But our favorite new feature was the no-smudge stainless steel finish on the Electrolux line, which can save time and effort cleaning up all those fingerprints.

—Michael DiLauro

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