CNET First Look
Samsung WF457 WasherHands-on with the smart controls behind Samsung's new deluxe dryer.
I'm CNET Ry Crist and this here is the Samsung WF457 Washing Machine. Let's take a look. So, at first glance, this is a very sleek machine. It's got this kind of purely white finish and it's got the nice 8-inch LCD touch screen. You turn it on by pressing the power button here and that will bring up this really nice looking backlit menu. Now, this menu has got a lot of utility too. If you look at it, it's got all your cycles over here. You got normal, heavy duty, permanent press, delicate. You've also got some new ones. You've got deep steam, you've got a sanitized mode, where you'll even find that this entire category of specialty cycles and this is a list of cycles that are made for specific types of stain. Cooking and dining if you've got an apron and a lot of spaghetti sauce on it, gardening in the yard, work with grass stain and mud. There's a lot of cool categories you can play with and get a very exact cycle going to get the cozy one as clean as it can be. Another thing that I like, as someone who's always been a little bit of an idiot when it comes to laundry, is that each one of these cycles has a little description here that tells you exactly what it's good for and exactly how you should use it. So, it's kind of idiot proof. In the middle, you've got settings that are specific to the cycle you've selected and over here, you've got some general settings that are good for all cycles. You could trim a light on inside, you can activate smart control mode which tells the washer to connect with your phone and let you control it remotely. We've had a little bit of mixed results getting that to work. It works most of the time but sometimes, not as what we'd like. So, stay tune for some more in depth analysis about that. One other big problem that we have with the app is that it is available on iOS devices and it's available on Samsung Galaxy devices but it's not available on other Android devices. We have a Nexus tab here at the CNET offices and we can't find the app anywhere. So, we're a little bit lift by that. The washer also has this drawer here. If you open it up, you'll find a place to put the detergent, the fabric softener, everything you need and it's really nice if you're gonna pull that out and push it back in out of the way, makes for a much more simple design in the outside, you like that quite a bit. Now, let's take a look inside. We've got about 4.5 cubic feet of space inside of here and that's a great number. That's a lot of laundry that you can do at one load, and that stacks up really well against other smartwatches in this field. If you look inside, you've also got the sort of diamond patterned events and supposed to be more efficient about the way it drains water and soaks your clothing, and they call it a Diamond Drum. Personally, I think that's just a way to use the word diamond and make it sound fancier than it is. It's just stainless steel but it still looks kinda nice. So, I'll give him a credit for that. If you want more information about this washing machine or any others, check out all of our coverage here on CNET, including our washer Buying Guide and a specific review of this, the WF457. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist.