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

1. Basic Information

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
BrandWhirlpoolWhirlpool
Dimensions (LxWxH)56 x 54 x 98.5 cms94 x 56.7 x 102 cms
Weight30 Kg38 Kg
Model Year20202018
Capacity7.5 Kg10.5 Kg
Best forUp to 5-6 peopleUp to 8-9 people
FunctionalityFully-automatic Top-loadingSemi-automatic Top-loading
Energy Ratings5 Star5 Star
Body MaterialMetalPlastic
Motor RPM7401400
Warranty on Product2 Years2 Years
Warranty on Motor5 Years10 Years
Where to buyBuy on AmazonBuy on Amazon

In the comparison of basic specs, I found that Whirlpool ACE XL has higher washing capacity, motor RPM, and warranty compared to Royal Plus variant. But, the ACE XL variant is semi-automatic, means, too much human intervention required. So, the wash quality is compromised.

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine

2. Technologies used in Washing Machines

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
TechnologiesDirect Drive,
Hard Water Wash,
Zero Pressure Fill, and
6 Sense Technology.
3D Scrub

When it comes to technologies, I found that Whirlpool Royal Plus washing machine is has more advanced technologies compared to ACE XL variant.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Door LockYesNo
Child LockYesNo
High-Voltage protectionYesNo
Smart DiagnosisNoNo
Wash DelayYesNo
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 PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Other featuresSpiro Wash,
Express Wash,
Aqua Store, and
Magic Lint Filter
3D Lint Filter,
Turbo Dry,
Hard Water Wash, and
10 Stain removal

When the features of both washer are compared, I found that Whirlpool Royal Plus has quite unique and advanced features.

  • Spiro Wash: This unique feature washes clothes in a unique circular motion giving it a complete through wash, thereby offers 20% better cleaning.
  • 123 Wash: It’s kind of feature which has made the washer extremely easy to use. It consists of three buttons – Power, Program, and Start/Pause.
  • 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.
  • 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: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine

Read more about features of washing machine here.

4. Wash Programs

Whirlpool Royal PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Total wash programs125

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 PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Daily, Heavy, Delicate, Whites, Stainwash, Eco Wash, Woollens, Bed Sheet, Rinse + Dry, Dry, Wash Only, and Aqua Space.Delicate, Gentle, Normal, Normal Plus, Stainwash.
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 PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Mixed LaundryYesYes
Baby's clothesNoNo
Blanket/DuvetYesNo
CottonNoNo
SyntheticNoNo
Sports wearNoNo
Bacteria removalNoNo
DelicatesYesYes
Rinse/Rinse+SpinYesNo
Quick WashNoNo
WoolYesNo
Addition of more wash programsNoNo
Comparison of wash programs.

In the comparison of features, I found that Whirlpool ACE XL washer lacks almost all important wash programs compared to Royal Plus variant. 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: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

5. Energy and Water Consumption

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Energy Consumption0.0126 Indian unit per kg/cycle-
Water Consumption21-22 L per kg/cycle-

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

6. Noise level

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Noise level during Washing63dB-
Noise level during Spinning72dB-

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

7. Washing Machine's Drum

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
Drum MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Drum Type--

Winner: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

8. Prices in India

ParameterWhirlpool Royal PlusWhirlpool ACE XL
PriceRs 16,240Rs 15,200
EMI starts atRs 764 per monthRs 716 per month

Winner: Whirlpool ACE XL Washing Machine.

9. Conclusion

After comparing Whirlpool Royal Plus and Whirlpool ACE XL washing machines at 8 different points, I found that the Royal Plus variant is quite advanced and has higher wash programs compared to ACE XL variant. In addition, it also offers a pretty good quality wash compared to semi-automatic variant. And, because of fully-automatic functionality, Royal Plus variant of Whirlpool washer involves bare minimum human intervention. When price is concern, the ACE XL is a bit cheap to afford.

FINAL WINNER: Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine.

You can visit Amazon to buy either of them.

Whirlpool Royal Plus Washing Machine

Whirlpool ACE XL Washing Machine

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