It’s like the fridge, the washer, the dryer, then everything else.
Because laundry is a major part of most of our days –something is either being washed or needing to be washed at virtually every moment, so having a washer and dryer system that can handle the load (lol, pun intended!), is super important.
When we started searching for our washer and dryer suite for our new home a few months ago, I had a laundry list (hahaha, again!) of things I needed. We did months of research (aka going to Lowes and Home Depot every weekend and staring at them longingly) and stalking department store sales.
We went back and forth about it for weeks wondering if it was worth the hefty price tag and then one day we wondered into Sears after and just pulled the trigger on the Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry system.
In the end, we decided it would probably be the best long term fit for our family and I’ve not been disappointed.
Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry Laundry System Review
The capacity is impressive.
Here is the one thing you need to know about me and my laundry habits above all else: I wash large loads. A number of factors contribute to this truth: 1) We are a family of five, 2) I have 3 sons and a husband who spend a portion of every single day engaging in high level physical activity. Meaning they work up quite a stink in their clothing, and they have to change multiple times each day, 3) I loath doing laundry and seek to engage with it on as limited a basis as possible and, 4) I am not a laundry precisionist. In fact, I wash our clothing more by owner, and less by color or type as suggested, in order to eliminate both mix ups and time needed to put away. It may not be the best strategy for preserving the look and quality of the clothing, but the way my life is set up, I am more concerned with preserving my time and sanity to really worry about it. Plus, all of their clothing is a mix of athletic wear and cotton anyway, so how much special attention can it need?
But I digress…
When it comes to the FlexWash washer, I have not been disappointed with its ability to wash large loads without sacrificing cleanliness. In fact, DudeDad has commented several times that he has never enjoyed such fresh smelling laundry as he has since we purchased the Samsung FlexWash washer.
It washes quickly.
I’m often shocked at the expected time displayed when I cue up a load. I’ve yet to have a load that required more than 50 minutes of washing and I’ve done everything from a load of socks to bedspreads in it.
The top washer and dryer are pretty darn handy.
I will admit, at first I doubted it. I felt like I wouldn’t have a need for small loads or the delicate cycle. But, then I remembered my life as a mom of three athletes -we are constantly washing a uniform of some type. For those who have laundered several types of uniforms, here are two truths I’m sure you’ll agree with: parts have a way of miraculously disappearing in the laundry, and keeping the name and number affixed can be something of a challenge.
The top washer and dryer eliminate both of these issues.
I often throw an entire basketball uniform into the top washer, team socks included, for a quick wash. The “active wear” cycle takes about 27 minutes to run, and then another 30 or less in the regular dryer. You can wash that uniform someone “forgot” was dirty in no time and still make it to the game. And we find ourselves scrambling and screaming around the house searching for the team socks way less frequently.
When it comes to drying, the delicate top dryer means that I will never again be the mom to a son whose jersey says SOC R (instead of soccer) thanks to a hot dryer mishap. The top dryer uses a delicate, flat, air drying system that means all of your most precious attire remains intact.
On a side note, I don’t use the top dryer as often as I thought I would. I don’t purchase delicate clothing –not for my kids or myself, so really the only thing we ever dry in the FlexDry top dryer is our uniform jerseys. And, because it only really fits one item at a time, we still have many of those that have to be left to hang dry. While it comes in handy, it’s not a must-have feature in our home.
FlexWash washer comes with steam power.
And, if you’ve ever dealt with aggressive grass stains on white lacrosse shorts, you will weep tears of joy when you see how well a steam cycle with a little OxyClean inside works. Without pretreating (a thing we all know rarely gets done because you don’t remember to wash the stupid shorts until the night before the game when you discover them all stinky and crunchy and stained in the bottom of your son’s lax bag where they’d been balled up since last Saturday).
The FlexWash washer might be smarter than you.
At least when you use wi-fi to connect it to your phone. That way you can turn it on when you’re half way to work on the train when you remember you forgot. And, with wash alerts, you can kiss those days of having to rewash a load because you left it sitting for two days goodbye.
Now, if only we could get it to sprout arms and actually load the washer on its own.