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Laundry that takes care of itself: Samsung’s QuickDrive washer takes the monotony out of your chore

Reduce washing time by up to 50 per cent and energy use by up to 20 per cent, all without compromising on cleaning performance. Brought to you by Samsung

Laundry that takes care of itself: Samsung’s QuickDrive washer takes the monotony out of your chore

Samsung's range of QuickDrive washers and Heatpump dryers is for the busy modern homeowner who values efficiency. Photos: Samsung

Admit it: Laundry isn’t the most straightforward of household duties. Besides the tricky sorting, there’re settings to fuss over and detergent amounts to measure out.

Get it wrong and you might find your favourite tee one size smaller. But do it right and a clean pile of freshly-laundered clothes comes out smelling like heaven.

With the launch of its range of QuickDrive washers and Heatpump dryers, Samsung is hoping to shift the needle for laundry chores by turning the necessary into nice. It does this with a complete rethink by prioritising the busy modern homeowner who values efficiency. After all, what is technology for if not to give one more ease and a better quality of life?

Combining clever engineering, intelligent support and an image refresh, Samsung’s QuickDrive technology nips the biggest pain points about laundry to make you fall in love with it once again.

DO A TRIPLE SAVE

That’s for your energy, time and effort. Samsung’s QuickDrive models are designed with these three pillars in mind because laundry shouldn’t be all that hard, especially when science is on our side.

Leverage frothy power with Q-Bubble technology in selected models. By combining more water shots with robust drum rotations, you get a more penetrative wash in a shorter time. Add more foamy action with QuickDrive’s EcoBubble feature, which transforms detergent into fine bubbles for a more efficient wash while remaining gentle on clothes.  

Cleaner, yes but faster, too? Half your washing time thanks to Q-Drum technology, which also promises lessened energy use by 20 per cent1, earning it its 4-tick water efficiency rating. The clever design of isolated ‘main drum’ and ‘backplate’ parts allows them to rotate independently to generate a powerful wash from the dual forces.

And if you’re really pressed for time, let the Super Speed cycle save the day. Go from dirty pile to clean load in just 39 minutes2 flat, with Speed Spray giving a quick, thorough rinse from additional jets of water injected into an accelerated spin speed.

For those days when you feel like adding extra protection to the wash, Hygiene Steam will sanitise your clothes, ridding them of bacteria3 and allergens4 by up to 99.9 per cent.

WASH SMART

This is AI done right. With multiple sensors and laundry care mapped into its brain, the sophisticated QuickDrive washers take care of your laundry routine like a dream.

Calculations are a thing of the past. AI Wash5 taps into four sensors to accurately assign the optimal water level and detergent amount based on the laundry load’s weight. By monitoring the level of soiling during the wash, it will also determine if additional detergent and washing time are required. And with Auto Dispense, you can store a month’s worth6 of detergent and softener at one go, saving you time and liquid wastage. 

And whether your wardrobe has plenty of delicates or your family goes through towels like they’re at a hotel, AI Control registers and learns your habits, then presents your favoured information and wash cycles first. The generously-sized display with bilingual support (perfect for some elderly parents) displays the most pertinent information at every point meaning tweaks come easily at the press of a few buttons.

For added convenience, look towards Samsung’s SmartThings App with its suite of helpful functions. Wi-Fi Smart Control connects you remotely to your wash with Laundry Planner, allowing you to start up your laundry while at a meeting or during commute. Or let Wi-Fi Smart Control guide your helper at home with Laundry Recipe, to advise her on the cycle. Just input the type of clothing, fabric colour and soil level, and the QuickDrive washers will compute the rest.

THERE’S NO NEED TO AIR YOUR LAUNDRY

According to the Singapore Department of Statistics, the use of dryers has almost doubled in the past decade. We suspect the local fickle weather might have had a hand in this.

But if you’re holding back because of the myth that dryers produce musty clothes and are energy guzzlers, consider it busted. Samsung Heatpump dryers have a 5-tick energy efficiency rating, thanks to  innovative Heatpump Technology that heats air with minimal use of electricity through a heat exchanger that recycles warm air for heating.

Optimal Dry protects your clothes during dryer use using a temperature sensor and moisture sensor to calibrate its performance. The first prevents overheating to preserve your fabrics while the second ensures that clothes are fully dry while optimising drying time and thus, energy use. 

The heat exchange cleaning sensor maintains your machine’s longevity, keeping it in prime working status with maintenance reminders. The drying technology is also supported by Hygiene Care, which uses heat to sterilise anything from garments to soft toys, and eliminates bacteria build-up and 99 per cent of germs7.

APPLIANCE AESTHETICS TO MATCH

You’re a proud homeowner and the last thing you need is an eyesore of a bulky appliance ruining your vibes. Washers and dryers have often been relegated to the darkest corners of the house, both for their utilitarian looks and rumbling presence when being used.

Samsung’s QuickDrive washer and Heatpump dryers fit easily into the new millennial household with their clean, sleek forms. With a tinted window and futuristic display screen, the elegant lines of the machines actually beg to be displayed. The white model looks state-of-the-art in any contemporary home, or you can pick the grey Inox for a bold statement piece.

Digital Inverter Technology means your thorough, energy-efficient clean is powered by strong magnets for a silent experience, allowing room for placement anywhere. Innovative VRT Plus Technology further suppresses the noise and vibration during washes8, supported by a new stable frame design and vibration sensing technology that minimises motor vibrations. 

With tech that outsmarts your laundry and saves you money and time, while offering enviable looks to match, Samsung has finally tipped the scales on tiresome laundry duties with the new QuickDrive washers and Heatpump dryers.

Give your laundry days a new spin with Samsung’s latest range of QuickDrive washers and Heatpump dryers.

1 Tested on WW8000T and Samsung WW6500K. Saves 50% time and 20% energy on cotton (40°C half-load) cycle with washing performance within ±5%. Based on Intertek data.
2 Using Super Speed at default settings with a 5kg load.
3 Based on Intertek test report for the Hygiene Steam course. Removes 99.9% of certain bacteria, including staphylococcus aureus and escherichia coli. Individual results may vary.
4 Based on British Allergy Foundation test report for the Hygiene Steam course. Removes allergens derived from house dust mites.
5 Actual results may vary depending on individual use. ​​​​​​​
6 Based on normal concentration. Number of cycles will increase to 16~20 times when softener of 2X/3X is used. Auto Dispense holds detergent for up to 1 month's washing based on average of 4 loads per week. May vary depending on washing load and settings.
7 Based on independent testing by Intertek. Individual results may vary. 
8Compared to Samsung conventional models without VRT Plus. Only available on certain models with 1,600RPM.

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