The washing machine has come a long way, from top loader to front loader, and to combo machine that can do washing and drying. Now, Samsung has added intelligence (AI-powered laundry Assistant Q-rator) and coupled with a fast turnaround time (reduce laundry time by half), I am sure you will be delighted as you read on.
And even the detergent gets special treatment in the name of EcoBubble, a process that froths detergent with air and water before the cycle begins, generating cleansing bubbles that penetrate fabrics and remove dirt.
In my opinion, the only downside is the pricing. Read the Press Release for more information, including how you can try it out yourself.
Samsung Reduces Laundry Time by Half with QuickDrive™ Technology
Singapore – 21 March 2018 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the availability of its revolutionary new washing machine technology QuickDrive™ in Singapore. The QuickDrive™ washing machine provides consumers with the power to reduce the time it takes to complete users’ laundry by half 1, offering them the time-saving solution to do more of the things they love. With the washing machine’s Super Speed setting, completing users’ laundry in just 39 minutes 2, it saves up to 20% energy without compromising on washing performance 1 and energy efficiency.
“Samsung’s latest QuickDrive™ technology is the perfect solution for modern homes as it provides consumers more flexibility and control in managing their time and schedule efficiently,” said Joan Ng, Head of Digital Appliances, Samsung Electronics Singapore. “We are proud to introduce innovations that can help improve consumers’ quality of life without compromising on the quality of our products.”
Improved Washing Performance with Samsung’s Unique Technology
Samsung’s QuickDrive™ technology reduces washing time by up to 50% 1 and energy use by up to 20% without compromising the cleaning performance 1. The unique Q-Drum™ consists of a large main drum and a backplate in the back that rotate independently. Unlike conventional washers that move clothes repeatedly up and down over the course of the cycle, the QuickDrive™ washing machine moves clothes from top to bottom in the drum, and the plate in the back of the drum introduces a back and forth movement. This revolutionary dynamic action powered by double forces quickly, gently and thoroughly removes dirt, delivering an intense and complete wash cycle.
The QuickDrive™ technology was also independently tested and confirmed by Intertek. The test confirms that although washing time has been reduced, the QuickDrive™ technology still provides the same level of cleaning performance and fabric care as existing products 1.
In addition, the new QuickDrive™ washing machine features many of Samsung’s outstanding laundry technologies, such as EcoBubble™ that froths detergent with air and water before the cycle begins, generating cleansing bubbles that penetrate fabrics and remove dirt up to 40x 3 faster than conventional detergent. Users can wash their clothes as effectively in cool water as they would in warm water, saving up to 70% 4 energy.
Smarter, IoT-enabled Washing Machine for User Convenience
Throughout the washing cycle, Samsung’s QuickDrive™ washing machine offers a range of smart and convenient features for users. The IoT-ready washing machine boasts an AI-powered laundry assistant called Q-rator 5, which provides three key smart features that allow users to manage laundry more conveniently and efficiently.
The three key smart features are:
- Laundry Planner 6 which enables users to manage a laundry finishing time, allowing them to have more control of their schedules.
- Laundry Recipe 7 which provides automatic recommendations for optimal wash cycles based on information such as colour, fabric type, and degree of soiling provided by the user. Users no longer need to worry about the appropriate type of cycle to use.
- HomeCare Wizard which monitors the washer by remote, alerting users about potential problems and providing quick troubleshooting support when needed.
The QuickDrive™ washing machine also comes with Samsung’s innovative AddWash™ door, the distinctive access door that gives users the ability to add items at any time during the cycle 8. From a forgotten sock to a delicate item 9 that only needs rinsing, AddWash™ also allows users to add detergent or fabric softener at a later time during the cycle.
With both the Q-rator and AddWash™ features that create a synergistic effect, Samsung’s QuickDrive™ washing machine further enhances the user convenience, making lives better and easier.
Designed for Higher Durability
Equipped with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Technology, the washing machine reduces noise and helps reduce energy consumption 10 while providing exceptional durability 11, backed-up by an 11-year warranty 12. This helps to maintain its impressive washing performance and fabric care in the long-run.
Local Pricing and Availability
Samsung’s QuickDrive™ washing machines are now available in the following variant in all major consumer electronics stores.
Model / Description / RRP
WW80M74FNOR/SP / 8kg QuickDrive™ Washing Machine / $1,549
WW90M74FNOR/SP / 9kg QuickDrive™ Washing Machine / $1,649
From April onwards, Samsung’s QuickDrive™ Combo will be available in the following variant in all major consumer electronics stores.
Model / Description / RRP
WD80N74FNOR/SP / 8kg QuickDrive™ Combo / $1,799
WD90N74FNOR/SP / 9kg QuickDrive™ Combo / $1,899
For more information about Samsung’s QuickDrive™ washing machines, visit www.samsung.com/sg/quickdrive
Samsung QuickDrive™ at Spartan Race 2018
Participants of the Spartan Race 2018 will be able to experience the revolutionary QuickDrive™ washing machine first-hand at the upcoming race! Held at Palawan Green, Sentosa on Saturday, 24 March 2018, Samsung will be hosting a pop-up laundry booth where participants can simply drop off their clothes at the pop-up booth for a quick wash, and collect it after the race.
In addition, Samsung will be organising simple challenges and a lucky draw on the day, where three lucky winners will walk away with a QuickDrive™ washing machine each.
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1 Based on Intertek test results, Samsung WW7800M (QuickDrive™ system) saves up to 50% washing time and up to 20% energy as compared with WW6500K (conventional system), based on Cotton on 40°C course, half load (washing performance within ±3%). Based on Samsung internal test results, Samsung WW7800M saves up to 20% energy as compared with WW6500K, based on Super Speed Cycle 40°C course, 5kg load. Tested in accordance with IEC 60456:2010, individual results may vary.
2 Based on Samsung internal testing of Samsung WW6800M on Super Speed Cycle based on 40℃ course (5kg wash load). Individual results may vary.
3 Based on Springboard Engineering test results, comparing the degree of soil removal without mechanical action using bubble technology as compared with conventional detergent, under certain defined test conditions.
4 Based on VDE Testing and Certification Institute testing of Samsung WF1124ZAC, based on Super Eco Wash (Cold Wash) course (with EcoBubble) as compared with Cotton 40°C course (without EcoBubble). Tested in accordance with IEC 60456 5th edition; individual results may vary.
5 Requires installation of Samsung Connect app on compatible Android or iPhone mobile device, and Wi-Fi® connectivity to the mobile device.
6 The wash cycle will be recommended solely based on desired end time, and may not be appropriate based on the type of fabric or soil level of the clothing articles being washed. User is solely responsible for any consequence(s) that may result from
user’s implementation of the recommended wash cycle, including but not limited to any damage to the articles caused by incorrect or incomplete information provided by the user.
7 User will be solely responsible for any consequence(s) that may result from user’s implementation of the recommended wash cycle, including but not limited to any damage to articles caused by incorrect or incomplete information provided by the User.
8 The AddWash™ door only opens only when the drum temperature is below 50°C.
9 Only fabric items and clothing, detergent and softener can be added.
10 Based on Samsung internal testing of washing machine with Digital Inverter Technology as compared to washing machine with Universal Motor of the same capacity, under certain defined test conditions. Individual results may vary.
11 Awarded a 20 year durability certification by the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies in Germany (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker – VDE).
12 On motor only.