Home appliance giant Electrolux to raise pricesElectrolux fridges and vacs to cost more from October
18 June 2011
Customers will have to pay more for Electrolux products - including fridges, vacuum cleaners, ovens and washing machines - after the appliance giant announced impending price rises this week.
Electrolux said it would be implementing price rises of 5-7% from 1 October, due to the increased costs of raw materials and transportation.
Which? refrigeration expert Carole Shepherdson said: 'It's getting increasingly difficult to find good-value appliances. But remember, it's not just about the price you pay - you should also factor in how much an appliance costs to run per year.
'Some small fridges, for example, cost just £12 per year to run - while a large American fridge-freezer like the can cost up to £92 per year to run - that's £460 over 5 years of use.'
If you're in the market for a new appliance, consult our extensive reviews - including vacuum cleaners, fridge freezers and washing machines - to compare typical prices and running costs, and see our latest Best Buys.
What does Electrolux make?
Electrolux is the world's second-largest home appliance manufacturer. It makes a wide variety of products including cookers, washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and fridges.
We've tested several Electrolux products we recommend as Which? Best Buys - so if you're considering buying an Electrolux product, it may be worth doing so before 1 October.