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Samsung sinks all of its efforts into one featureThe sink attached to Samsung's WA52J8700 washing machine will likely make or break your buying decision.
[MUSIC] Top load washing machines tend to be pretty standard, but this model by Samsung, the active wash model for $1199 bucks is actually kinda cool. For starters it has a built-in sink that you can see under this transparent lid. It's basically for pre-soaking, pre-washing, hand washing. It handles all of your delicates. Then when you're done you lift up the sink, water pours into the main basin and then drains out of your regular drain. It's kind of neat. If you actually are the kind of person that uses a sink for handwaving. Me myself, I tend to skip that and just use the hand wash setting that's already built into the machine. But it is a neat feature that you really don't see anywhere else. Also, in terms of performance, it did good but not great, so if you're looking for a top performer, I would keep looking. The other thing that kind of bugged me was the location of the soap dispenser down here. It actually runs like flush with the sinks and when you try to open it, it jams. You actually have to lift up the lid and the sink and then you can access the dispenser, but it's still kind of weird and Been cumbersome to get to. I do like the overall design and if you like the sink but don't already have one in your laundry room, this is a model I would definitely recommend. [NOISE]