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Samsung's double washer cuts down on chore time

Take a tour of Samsung's FlexWash, a $1,899 washing machine with all sorts of fancy features.

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This is Samsung's FlexWash washing machine.

It costs $1,899. This model is only available in the US, but converted, the price is roughly £1,480 and AU$2,550.

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The FlexWash isn't like most washers.

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It has a 5-cubic-foot front-load washer.

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But it also has a 1-cubic-foot top-load washer.

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You can wash clothes in both compartments simultaenously or separately.

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This washer did a good job removing stains. Just take a look at the stains strips before and after a cleaning cycle.

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These fabric strips judge how tough or gentle a washer is on clothes.

The FlexWash did alright, but had 268 attached, frayed threads after running through a cleaning cycle.

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The FlexWash has a black stainless steel finish.

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Its touchscreen control panel is similar to using a smartphone.

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Two different digital displays tell you how much cleaning time is left on both the upper and lower washer.

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Use the large buttons on the center of the display to turn the washer on and off.

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Because the upper washer opens like a top-loader, you can't stack the companion dryer on top.

Instead, these two appliances have to be installed side-by-side.

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This washer works with Samsung's Smart Home app. Start and stop cleaning cycles from your phone.

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Here's a comparative look at the FlexWash's cleaning performance by stain.

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