So, in this article, I'm gonna compare two most premium washing machines, the Whirlpool ACE XL and IFB TL RSS Aqua. 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.

Whirlpool ACE XL (left) and IFB TL RSS Aqua (right) Washing Machine Comparison.
Whirlpool ACE XL (left) and IFB TL RSS Aqua (right) Washing Machines.

ARTICLE CONTENT

  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: Whirlpool ACE XL vs IFB TL RSS Aqua

1. Basic Information

ParameterWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
BrandWhirlpoolIFB
Dimensions (LxWxH)94 x 56.7 x 102 cms59 x 57 x 95 cms
Weight38 Kg35 Kg
Model Year20182020
Capacity10.5 Kg6.5 Kg
Best forUp to 8-9 peopleUp to 4-5 people
FunctionalitySemi-automatic Top-loadingFully-automatic Top-loading
Energy Ratings5 Star5 Star
Body MaterialPlasticMetal
Motor RPM1400720
Warranty on Product2 Years4 Years
Warranty on Motor10 Years4 Years
Where to buyBuy on AmazonBuy on Amazon

In the comparison of basic specs, I found that IFB TL RSS Aqua washer has lesser capacity, motor RPM than Whirlpool washer. In addition, the Whirlpool washer has higher motor warranty. But, LG washer is fully-automatic, means, it consists of bare minimum human intervention compared to semi-automatic washer. In addition, the wash quality of fully-automatic washer is considerably good than semi-automatic one.

Winner: Whirlpool ACE XL Washing Machine.

2. Technologies used in Washing Machines

ParameterWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Technologies3D ScrubTriadic Pulsator Wash and
Belt Drive

In the comparison of washing technologies, I found both are nearly same.

  • 3D Scrub technology: This technology provides perfect triple motion for clothes to remove dirt effectively and efficiently. For that, it consists of 3D Turbo Impeller with rotary stem and 3D scrub pads.
  • The Triadic Pulsator gently removes the stubborn dirt. The powerful Swirl jets will dislodge dirt from every corner of the fabric. And, its mechanical centre punch action pushes the dirt out of clothes.
  • Belt Drive: It uses belt and other intermediary parts in power transmission. It’s almost opposite to the direct drive. And, it’s also way inefficient and ineffective compared to direct drive.

Winner: Draw.

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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.

FeatureWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Door LockNoYes
Child LockNoYes
High-Voltage protectionNoYes
Smart DiagnosisNoNo
Wash DelayNoYes
Inbuilt HeaterNoNo
Auto Load BalanceNoNo
Water Level SensorNoNo
LCD Touch PanelNoNo
Jog DialNoNo
Auto RestartYesYes
Foam detectionNoNo

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

ParametersWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Other features3D Lint Filter,
Turbo Dry,
Hard Water Wash, and
10 Stain removal
Aqua Energie,
3D Wash,
Aqua Spa Therapy, and
Deep Clean

In this face-off round of features, I found that the Whirlpool washer lacks almost all important features.

  • Aqua Spa Therapy: It’s the combination of 4 processes: Hydrate, exfoliate, cleanse and rejuvenate. It basically pamper your clothes.
  • Deep Clean: It let the washer stays tough on stains but gentle on fabrics.
  • Aqua Energie: Using this feature, the water is energized by inbuilt device. As a result, the detergent gets dissolve uniformly to offer better wash.
  • 3D Wash: It’s a system to let water flow dynamically, which soaks clothes thoroughly to deliver excellent wash.
  • 3D Lint Filter: It has unique triple layered filtration process that allows effective collection of lint, so that, the clothes come out clean and fresh after every wash.
  • Hard Water Wash: This feature gives better dirt and stain removal even in hard water conditions through unique wash program.

Winner: IFB TL RSS Aqua Washing Machine.

Read more about features of washing machine here.

4. Wash Programs

Whirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Total wash programs58

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.

Whirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Delicate, Gentle, Normal, Normal Plus, Stainwash.Power Wash, Smart Sense, Express, Jeans, Delicates, and Tub Clean.
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 forWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Mixed LaundryYesYes
Baby's clothesNoNo
Blanket/DuvetNoNo
CottonNoNo
SyntheticNoNo
Sports wearNoNo
Bacteria removalNoNo
DelicatesYesYes
Rinse/Rinse+SpinNoYes
Quick WashNoYes
WoolNoNo
Addition of more wash programsNoNo
Comparison of wash programs.

In the comparison of wash programs, I found that Whirlpool washer lacks lot of wash programs compared to IFB TL RSS Aqua. In addition, both washer lacks a very important wash program called Download Cycle. It let you download additional wash programs using Wi-Fi connection.

Winner: IFB TL RSS Aqua Washing Machine.

5. Energy and Water Consumption

ParameterWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Energy Consumption-0.0113 Indian unit per kg per cycle
Water Consumption-21-22 L per kg/cycle

Winner: IFB TL RSS Aqua Washing Machine.

6. Noise level

ParameterWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Noise level during Washing--
Noise level during Spinning--

Winner: Draw.

7. Washing Machine's Drum

ParameterWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
Drum MaterialPlasticStainless Steel
Drum Type--

Winner: IFB TL RSS Aqua Washing Machine.

8. Prices in India

ParameterWhirlpool ACE XLIFB TL RSS Aqua
PriceRs 15,200Rs 18,790
EMI starts atRs 716 per monthRs 885 per month
(Price Source: IFB, Whirlpool) Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change.

Winner: Whirlpool ACE XL Washing Machine.

9. Conclusion

After comparing Whirlpool ACE XL and IFB TL RSS Aqua washing machines at 8 different points, I found that IFB TL RSS Aqua washer is quite advanced and has higher wash programs and features. But, it has old technology called Belt Drive, which is less efficient in energy saving than Smart Inverter. When it comes to functionalities, IFB washer is fully-automatic. So, if you want more capacity at a cheap rate, then and then only you should go for Whirlpool washer else IFB is better.

FINAL WINNER: IFB TL RSS Aqua Washing Machine.

You can visit Amazon to buy either of them.

Whirlpool ACE XL Washing Machine

IFB TL RSS Aqua Washing Machine

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