So, in this article, I'm gonna compare two most premium washing machines, the Whirlpool Royal Plus 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 Royal Plus (left) and IFB TL RSS Aqua (right) Washing Machine Comparison.
Whirlpool Royal Plus (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 Royal Plus vs IFB TL RSS Aqua

1. Basic Information

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
BrandWhirlpoolIFB
Dimensions (LxWxH)56 x 54 x 98.5 cms59 x 57 x 95 cms
Weight30 Kg35 Kg
Model Year20202020
Capacity7.5 Kg6.5 Kg
Best forUp to 5-6 peopleUp to 4-5 people
FunctionalityFully-automatic Top-loadingFully-automatic Top-loading
Energy Ratings5 Star5 Star
Body MaterialMetalMetal
Motor RPM740720
Warranty on Product2 Years4 Years
Warranty on Motor5 Years4 Years
Where to buyBuy on AmazonBuy on Amazon

In the comparison of basic specs, I found that Whirlpool Royal Plus washer has higher motor warranty, RPM, and capacity compared to IFB TL RSS Aqua. In addition, both are fully-automatic top-loading washer.

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine

2. Technologies used in Washing Machines

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
TechnologiesDirect Drive,
Hard Water Wash,
Zero Pressure Fill, and
6 Sense Technology.
Triadic Pulsator Wash and
Belt Drive

When it comes to technologies, I found both washer are quite advanced. But, Whirlpool has higher technologies.

  • Direct Drive: This technology wastes lots of energy and it’s less efficient and effective than Smart Inverter Direct Drive.
  • Hard water wash: This technology adapt operations for washing in hard water by sensing the water type and cycle to give you up to 20% more quality.
  • Zero Pressure Fill: This technology ensures that the wash tub gets filled 50% faster even if the water pressure is as low as 0.17mpa.
  • 6 Sense Technology: This technology offers 6 kind of senses using inbuilt sensors. The 6 sensors are as follow: Auto Distribution, Load Sensing, Auto Tub Clean, Dry Tap Sensing, Water Pressure Sensing, Voltage Sensing, and Detergent Dosage Sensing.
  • 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: Whirlpool Royal Plus 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.

FeatureWhirlpool Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Door LockYesYes
Child LockYesYes
High-Voltage protectionYesYes
Smart DiagnosisNoNo
Wash DelayYesYes
Inbuilt HeaterNoNo
Auto Load BalanceYesNo
Water Level SensorYesNo
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 Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Other featuresSpiro Wash,
Express Wash,
Aqua Store, and
Magic Lint Filter
Aqua Energie,
3D Wash,
Aqua Spa Therapy, and
Deep Clean

In this face-off round, the Whirlpool Royal Plus washer is a bit more advanced compared to IFB washer.

  • Spiro Wash: This unique feature washes clothes in a unique circular motion giving it a complete through wash, thereby offers 20% better cleaning.
  • Aqua Store: This extraordinary feature allows you to store the water in tub for next wash cycle, so that, it can use it in case of uncertainty of tap water. In other words, it helps a lot to people living in area with so much running water problem.
  • 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.

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine

Read more about features of washing machine here.

4. Wash Programs

Whirlpool Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Total wash programs128

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 Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Daily, Heavy, Delicate, Whites, Stainwash, Eco Wash, Woollens, Bed Sheet, Rinse + Dry, Dry, Wash Only, and Aqua Space.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 Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Mixed LaundryYesYes
Baby's clothesNoNo
Blanket/DuvetYesNo
CottonNoNo
SyntheticNoNo
Sports wearNoNo
Bacteria removalNoNo
DelicatesYesYes
Rinse/Rinse+SpinYesYes
Quick WashNoYes
WoolYesNo
Addition of more wash programsNoNo
Comparison of wash programs.

In the comparison of features, I found both washer lacks very important wash programs. But, Whirlpool washer lacks a unique program called Quick Wash, which can wash your clothes in a very short time. 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 Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Energy Consumption0.0126 Indian unit per kg/cycle0.0113 Indian unit per kg per cycle
Water Consumption21-22 L per kg/cycle21-22 L per kg/cycle

The energy and water consumption are nearly same in both washing machine.

Winner: Draw.

6. Noise level

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Noise level during Washing63dB-
Noise level during Spinning72dB-

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

7. Washing Machine's Drum

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
Drum MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Drum Type--

Winner: Draw.

8. Prices in India

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusIFB TL RSS Aqua
PriceRs 16,240Rs 18,790
EMI starts atRs 764 per monthRs 885 per month

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

9. Conclusion

After comparing Whirlpool Royal Plus and IFB TL RSS Aqua washing machines at 8 different points, I found that Whirlpool washer has higher technologies and is feature-rich. When it comes to wash programs, Whirlpool washer has too many but it lacks a unique and important wash program called Quick Wash, which is present in IFB washer. When it comes to price, the Whirlpool Royal Plus washer is much cheap to afford.

FINAL WINNER: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

You can visit Amazon to buy either of them.

Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine

IFB TL RSS Aqua Washing Machine

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