CES 2017: Samsung unveils four-in-one laundry system

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 2, 2017, 5:13 pm IST
Updated Jan 2, 2017, 5:13 pm IST
This laundry pair was designed to offer two washers and two dryers in one system.
The FlexWash front-loader is equipped with five cubic feet of capacity — the largest in its class — to handle normal or bulky loads.
 The FlexWash front-loader is equipped with five cubic feet of capacity — the largest in its class — to handle normal or bulky loads.

Samsung Electronics has introduced its FlexWash + FlexDry laundry system, set to be unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. This laundry pair was designed to offer two washers and two dryers in one system. Incorporating a range of core Samsung laundry technologies, FlexWash + FlexDry provides advanced, flexible laundry solution to meet the needs of busy modern families.

The FlexWash front-loader is equipped with five cubic feet of capacity — the largest in its class — to handle normal or bulky loads. Meanwhile, the FlexWash top-loader adds another cubic foot of capacity and is built to wash smaller loads separately from the main load. To power through big laundry loads, users can operate both washers at the same time with different settings.

To dry fabrics, FlexDry has the ability to tackle large laundry loads with the added flexibility to dry a few delicate items at the same time. Users can lay clothes flat in the unique Delicate Rack zone at the top of the dryer and gently dry delicates with a controlled, heated air flow. The special zone adjusts the heat between room temperature and 95 degrees Fahrenheit automatically depending on the type of fabric being dried. The main dryer compartment also uses Samsung’s MultiSteam technology to freshen and disinfect clothes while reducing odors and wrinkles.

According to Samsung research on US consumer laundry habits, 87 per cent of US consumers surveyed sort their laundry into lights and darks, different fabric types, and degrees of dirtiness, while 70 per cent of consumers surveyed run two or more back-to-back washes. The new FlexWash + FlexDry laundry approach was developed to transform the marketplace as consumers discover a more efficient, more effective way to sort on the fly and tackle the laundry process.

The new FlexWash washer uses three core Samsung laundry technologies: SuperSpeed, PowerFoam, and Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT). SuperSpeed shortens wash cycles to as little as 30 minutes from the usual 60 minutes, while PowerFoam technology uses an innovative mixture of water, air and detergent to deep clean event the bulkiest items with the power of foam. VRT is engineered to minimize vibration and keep the noise level down.

For ease of use, the FlexWash washer does not require two separate water lines, eliminating the need to hire a professional to install. Additionally, easy-to-reach top-load areas on each washer and dryer unit allow consumers to more comfortably load or unload laundry. And transparent glass on the top-load compartments makes it simple to check on laundry cycles at a glance.

Finally, FlexWash + FlexDry are IoT-enabled, backed by smart features that will allow users to control the FlexWash + FlexDry machines with their smartphones, using the Samsung Smart Home app. They will be able to start, stop, and monitor every cycle for both machines.

FlexWash + FlexDry are both CES Innovation Award honorees in 2017, continuing a string of wins for innovations including ActiveWash in 2015 and AddWash in 2016.





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