So, in this article, I'm gonna compare two most premium washing machines, the LG FHT1408ZWL and IFB REW. The comparison will cover some basic information like dimensions, weight, model year, very important information like Capacity, Warranty, Features, Wash Programs, Energy Consumption, Water Consumption, Noise level during washing and spinning, Drum information, different kind of technologies used in, Price and EMIs in India.

In addition, I will also conclude the comparison by declaring the final winner. So that, you can get a clear idea about the better product.

LG FHT1408ZWL (left) and IFB REW (right) Washing Machines.
LG FHT1408ZWL (left) and IFB REW (right) Washing Machines.


  1. Basic Information
  2. Washing Machine Technologies
  3. Features
  4. Wash Programs
  5. Energy and Water Consumptions
  6. Noise levels
  7. Drum information
  8. Prices in India
  9. Conclusion

Washing Machine Comparison: LG FHT1408ZWL vs IFB REW

1. Basic Information

Dimensions (LxWxH)60 x 55 x 85 cms59 x 57 x 95 cms
Weight60.5 Kg35 Kg
Model Year20202020
Capacity8 Kg6.5 Kg
Best forUp to 6 peopleUp to 4-5 people
FunctionalityFully-automatic Front-LoadingFully-automatic Top-Loading
Energy Ratings5 Star5 Star
Body MaterialMetalMetal
Motor RPM1400720
Warranty on Product2 Years4 Years
Warranty on Motor10 Years4 Years
Where to buyBuy on AmazonBuy on Amazon

In the comparison, the LG FHT1408ZWL washer is higher in capacity and motor RPM compared to IFB REW. In addition, other parameters like weight is comparatively half than FHT1408ZWL variant.

Winner: LG FHT1408ZWL washing machine.

2. Technologies used in Washing Machines

Technologies6 Motion Direct Drive,
Smart Inverter,
Direct Drive, and
Smart Inverter Direct Drive and
Triadic Pulsator

In the comparison of washing machine technologies, LG FHT1408ZWL wins the face-off because of higher number of technologies compared to IFB REW.

Winner: LG FHT1408ZWL Washing Machine.

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3. Features

There are 12 features that should be present on every washing machine to get above-the-mark performance. These features makes the washing machine fully-automatic. Some of them are responsible for safety also.

Door LockYesYes
Child LockYesYes
High-Voltage protectionYesYes
Smart DiagnosisYesNo
Wash DelayYesNo
Inbuilt HeaterYesNo
Auto Load BalanceYesYes
Water Level SensorYesYes
LCD Touch PanelYesNo
Jog DialYesNo
Auto RestartYesYes
Foam detectionYesYes

In addition to the above features, both washing machines also have other features which are unique and brand-specific. They are as follow.

ParametersLG FHT1408ZWLIFB REW
Other featuresWi-Fi Connectivity,
Allergy Care,
Tumbling Movement, and
Jet Spray.
Lint Tower Filter,
Smart Sense,
Deep Clean, and
Aqua Energie.

In the comparison of features of both washers, I found that IFB REW lacks advance features such as Wi-Fi control through Smartphone app, Jet Sprat, and Tumbling movement. On the other hand, Deep Clean and Smart Sense are the inbuilt features and most common in the front-loading washing machines.

Winner: LG FHT1408ZWL Washing Machine.

Read more about features of washing machine here.

4. Wash Programs

When it comes to numbers, LG FHT1408ZWL washing machine has 14 wash programs whereas IFB REW has 8 of that. And, you can also add up to 20 additional wash programs in LG's FHT1408ZWL variant.

Many brands give different names to wash programs despite the job is gonna same. You can take the example of ExpressWash, Speed 14, Quick Wash, and like wash programs. Wash programs are often named liked they're very unique.

Brands like IFB gives the name based on technology and job whereas LG gives names to wash programs based on the job they gonna perform. Samsung is also same to LG.

Wash programs of both washers are as follow.

Cotton, Cotton+, Mix, Easy Care, Duvet, Allergy Care, Baby Steam Care, Sports Wear, Gentle Care, Delicate, Stain Care, Silent Wash, Speed 14, and Download Cycle.Aqua Save, Express 30, Heavy, Delicates, Smart Sense, Wash, Rinse, and Spin.
Different kind of wash programs.

But, to decide the winner of this face-off, we've to compared both washing machine in terms of capabilities to wash certain types of laundry. In other words, We've to check for wash program's presence for different kind of laundry and wash quality. So, here it is in the below table.

Wash program forLG FHT1408ZWLIFB REW
Mixed LaundryYesNo
Baby's clothesYesNo
Sports wearYesNo
Bacteria removalYesNo
Quick WashYesYes
Addition of more wash programsYesNo
Comparison of wash programs.

The matter still doesn't get end here. The LG FHT1408ZWL has a very unique wash program called Download Cycle, using which, you can download up to 20 additional wash programs (provided that the washer is connected to the working Wi-Fi network).

Such kind of functionalities are unavailable in IFB REW Top-loading washer. In addition, It also lacks wash programs for Sports Wear, Baby's Clothes, Wool, Mixed Laundry, and many more.

Winner: LG FHT1408ZWL Washing Machine.

5. Energy and Water Consumption

Energy Consumption0.08 units per kg/cycle~0.0113 units per kg/cycle
Water Consumption8.2 L per kg/cycle21-22 L per kg/cycle

Winner: LG FHT1408ZWL Washing Machine.

6. Noise level

Noise level during Washing54dB48dB
Noise level during Spinning74dB74dB

Winner: IFB REW Washing Machine.

7. Washing Machine's Drum

Drum MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Drum Type--

Winner: Draw.

8. Prices in India

PriceRs 37,590Rs 17,000
EMI starts atRs 1,823 per monthRs 800 per month

Winner: IFB REW Washing Machine.

9. Conclusion

After comparing LG FHT1408ZWL and IFB REW washing machines at 8 different points, I found the FHT1408ZWL is quite better and reliable. It comes many features, premium design, high washing capacity. It has also some unique features that you will find in no other brands' washers. When it comes to price, the IFB REW top-loading washer is affordable on first basis.

If I had to make choice between two, I will opt for the FHT1408ZWL variant.

FINAL WINNER: LG FHT1408ZWL Washing Machine.

You can visit Amazon to buy either of them.

LG FHT1408ZWL Washing Machine

IFB REW Washing Machine

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