Samsung's FlexWash
The coming CES 2017, which runs from 5-8 January in Las Vegas, is not just a place to check out new TVs and virtual reality headsets. Believe it or not, home appliances also take up a good amount of floor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year, Samsung is rolling out an intriguing washing machine.

Not that many may not be interested in washers and dryers, but Samsung’s new FlexWash washing machine and FlexDry dryer actually seem worthwhile.

Besides folding clothes, which feels like slow agonizing torture, having to do two separate loads for whites and colors is a huge pain. But Samsung just solved that problem with the dual-loading FlexWash.

FlexWash is a standard front-loading washer with a smaller, separate top-loading washer on top. A single water line feeds into the machine, which then splits off into the two washing tubs. None of the water in the top or bottom tubs touches each other, which means anybody can wash and bleach their tighty whities and gym socks in one tub and wash their jeans in the other at the same time.

Users can also wash clothes in hot water in one tub and more delicate fabrics in the other with cold water. It’s a big time saver and should help cut down on laundry time by a good margin.

Like the FlexWash, the FlexDry has a large front-loading tub and a smaller top-loading tub, which can be used at the same time for separate types of clothes.
The main, front-loading tub is where the user will dry their normal clothes, while they can use the top tub to quickly air-dry things like sneakers, sweaters and anything else they wouldn’t normally throw in their dryer.

Users don’t have to necessarily use the two tubs at the same time, either. The top tub, which uses recirculated air, can be used on its own if they need to dry off their running shoes after a quick jog in the rain. If they just need to dry their best "going-out shirt" for the evening, they can pop it into the main tub.

Like Samsung’s other high-end washer and dryers, the FlexWash and FlexDry both feature Wi-Fi connectivity, so users can receive updates when it’s time to switch over their laundry or throw in the fabric softener.


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