‘I think I’m a little bit in love’ – Me when the delivery guys pole up with the Samsung WW9000 Ecobubble to my house last week.
This washing machine looks like no washing machine I have ever used, or even seen before. It’s sleek sophisticated design just oozes style with its clean lines. The fitters/delivery guys removed the packaging and slid it into its space in my utility, and straight away, it looked perfect, far better than my old washing machine. No ugly buttons, or thin plastic drawers for washing powder, it looks like a power house of clothes cleaning.
It was very easy to plumb in, and took the same amount of time as the standard machine that I had before. The fittings, worked perfectly with our existing ones.
It has a 5″ one-touch colour touch screen, the hub really for this machine, as everything (apart from turning it on and off manually) is controlled from here.
It was easy to set up, I simply turned it on and followed the instructions on screen. So I set the language, date and time, *Auto Dispense (I’ll cover this later) and set the washing machine to auto update, thereby making it easier for any updates, or any bugs to be fixed automatically so I need not worry. This took approximately 1 minute in total to do. I was then prompted to run the Callibration, which helps the machine work out the weight of each load of washing, so that it can set the cycle time. Again this was very quick 2 minutes maximum, you just need to remember to do this whilst the machine is empty. The machine then powered down.
*Auto Dispense : is the amount of detergent and softener added to each wash. I live in a very hardwater area, so I was able set this on the machine, huge bonus points for this Samsung, at last a company who understand this. It also allows you to change the concentration of softener. So if your usual brand is a high concentrate, you can change that here too.
Now whilst I’m taking about the Auto Dispense, I thought I would explain that with the Samsung WW9000 Ecobubble, you need never add laundry detergent and softener to each wash ever again. At the bottom of the drum is a slide out draw, that you can add both detergent and softener to.
Once you have taken the Auto Dispenser out, you simply fill, and relock the dial, and place back in your washing machine. So simple, and I thing at least 20/25 washer before I would need to do this again!
If you would rather add the detergent yourself in each wash…maybe you prefer to use powder even, then Samsung provide you with Aqua Pebbles so you can do this to.
The last thing I set up was the Smart Control
Oh we couldn’t wait to start testing this out. Smart Control lets you remotely control and monitor your Samsung washing machine using an App* on your smartphone. From anywhere inside or outside the house where there’s a wireless network, you can instantly start or pause it and keep an eye on cycle selections, remaining time and finishing alerts when the cycle is complete.
*This App is available for iPhones and Android devices and can be used whilst on a wireless network.
- So in conclusion so far I have loved the ease at which the washing machine was to set up. I fell in love with its design and the fact I can load it up with detergent and forget about it. I really love that the door and the drum are large, so it’s so easy to use, and big enough to put a large (10kg) load in. Now I am going to put it through its paces, I’ve tried a couple of the washing cycles so far, and the one overriding thing has been how silent it is, but I shall cover more on that in my more detailed review later.
- The Samsung WW9000 // WW10H9600 : £1,700 RRP. I was given a machine in order to carry out my review. For more information, to order or to find stockists, please visit the Samsung website.