Where To Rent Washing Machine In Ottawa/Gatineau?

Not many companies in the Gatineau-Ottawa area offer rental of laundry units (washer and dryer). While some companies will charge you outrageous prices, there is only one company I found that offers reasonable prices for rental of washer and dryer.

EL Appareils

Previously known as Electro-Loc, the company offers rental of laundry combo (washer and dryer) for around CAD $50 per month. As per the reviews, you get a brand new washer/dryer for rental when you use their service. Additional service and tax charges apply so give them a call and confirm if they have any specials going on.

The company now also offers buying packages for single-family and multi-family units.

You can give them a call at (819) 410-2575

Depending on the time of the year, it can take weeks or months for your appliances to be delivered by the company, so I highly recommend that you make your reservation as soon as possible.

Is it worth renting an appliance?

The answer really depends on how long you are planning to reside in the unit. If you are just looking for appliances for maybe a few months then renting might make sense from a convenience standpoint.

However, if you are staying for a long period, I would recommend that you buy whatever appliances that you need. There are many stores in Gatineau that sell used appliances at affordable prices. These stores offer 90 day guarantee on the appliances and can save you quite a bit of company when compared to buying a new washer/dryer.

Never go for rent-to-own options!

I found that there are certain companies that offer you to rent an appliance and if you complete the lease period, you get to own the appliance. DO NOT DO IT! It usually ends up costing multiple times more than if you had just purchased the appliance upfront.

1 thought on “Where To Rent Washing Machine In Ottawa/Gatineau?”

  1. If you are renting an apartment/condo, you can try asking your landlord/apartment if they can provide you with appliances as that might turn out to be cheaper sometimes!

    Also, if there is a previous tenant, in some instances they might be willing to just sell you the appliances that they have which could turn out to be a very nice deal!


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