"Don't bet on this Samsung to wash stains away"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Don't bet on this Samsung to wash stains away
This $899 top load Samsung washing machine has a lot going for it, at least at first glance.
It has a large 5.2 cubit foot capacity, which can easily fit all your dirty clothes It has 13 cleaning cycles and works with Samsung Smart Care.
An app that's supposed to help troubleshoot potential problems with your washer without you having to sit on hold forever with customer service.
Its main feature though is its built-in sink so you can pre-soak particularly stained items or simply handwash them It's a clutter space saver, but a niche option that likely won't appeal to everyone.
You'll pay more for it too.
No, $899 isn't terribly expensive for a top loader, but it's a lot to spend on a washer whose only significant feature is an integrated sink you might not want.
It's also missing settings found on less expensive models like delay wash.
This Samsung washer doesn't do a good job removing stains either.
In fact it earned one of our worst performance scores to date.
Look elsewhere for a washer that cleans well and offers a good overall value.
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