Our Laundry Room Just Got Fancier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of hhgregg. All opinions are 100% mine.

Let me preface by saying that our laundry isn’t a pretty room. It’s small, there’s no natural light, and it doubles as our utility room because it houses our heat pump, water heater, and water softener. I also store a good amount of my Christmas ornaments on the shelving because, unlike our attic, the laundry is climate-controlled. Oh, and there’s the excessive amount of Duplos that we’re hiding from Owen.

I’ve never put much effort into making the room fancy because I don’t spend much time in there. I need the room to be functional, not overly pretty with a chandelier and all that jazz.

Which brings me to our washer and dryer. For the past 7 years we’ve been using the hand-me-down washer and dryer Brad’s aunt and uncle gifted us when we bought the house. When we got them they were about 15 years old but they ran like champs. Not to mention we were broke and they were free. But they’ve needed more and more repairs as they’ve aged.

So when hhgregg reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out the new Samsung 5.0 cu ft capacity, 8600 ActiveWash™ Top Load Washer and Samsung 7.4 Cu. Ft. Black Stainless Steam Electric Dryer (and keep them) I couldn’t say no. I mean, really, who says no to that?

samsung activewash washer and dryer

I felt like a grandma getting her paws on an iPhone for the first time when it came to working these bad boys.

When you’re used to turning two dials and pushing the start button, a control panel like this can be overwhelming. But I got the hang of it after reading the manual and doing a few loads of laundry.

samsung activewash washer control panel

One of the things I love about the washer is the built-in sink for pre-treatment. It unlatches from the lid and drops down over the drum.

samsung activewash washer 4

I’ve decided that the built-in sink is a must have if you have kids or are prone to spilling things on yourself. It’s also great if you don’t have a sink in your laundry room.

A few weeks ago Owen decided to partake in a little sidewalk chalk action with our neighbor kids. As you can see from the seat of his shorts, he had a grand ole time.

samsung activewash washer 1

The photo below was taken the day before he wore the shorts in the photo above, but you get the idea of what I was working with.

How could I deny that face from rolling around in colorful chalk?

o chalk

After bringing the sink down, I push the water jet button to fill the sink with water.

samsung activewash washer review

I usually soak the piece of clothing with detergent for a while.

samsung activewash washer 2

The sink has ridges like a washboard so I use it to scrub the stains out.

Works like a charm.

samsung activewash washer 3

When I’m done, I lift the sink and the piece of clothing and water fall down into the drum through the opening below the detergent drawer dispenser. Cool, right?

Speaking of the drum, it’s huge. And shiny.

samsung activewash washer drum

The dryer control panel is very similar to the washer. One thing I love about the dryer is all the functions, like refresh and wrinkle away.

I feel so fancy now.

samsung activewash dryer control panel

The dryer is 2016 ENERGY STAR certified, which means it’s eco-friendly and energy-efficient.

samsung activewash dryer

Another cool feature about the washer and dryer is the Samsung Smart Care app, which allows us to troubleshoot from our smartphone. I’ve used it once when I washing bedding. The washer kept dinging and flashing a code on the display. Instead of flipping through the manual, I pulled up the app and diagnosed the problem (too much of the bedding had shifted to one side of the drum, causing it to be imbalanced). We can also control the washer and dryer from our phones whether we’re in the house or away.

samsung activewash washer

I’m all for having a functional (and fancy) washer and dryer pair.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of hhgregg. All opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. Umm… that built-in sink is AMAZING!!! So stinking smart! My sister and BIL are in the market for a new washer & dryer (I think theirs is from the 70s… seriously… SO LOUD!) so I’m going to forward her this post!

  2. Alison S. from Iowa says:

    Great post Chelsea! I really like that built in sink thing now that I see a picture picture and description of how it works (sometimes the commercials don’t help – but a real person’s account does).

  3. Love your chalky baby model! Very pretty washer and dryer.

  4. Well I be a monkey’s uncle. What a cool washer and dryer. Now we need the dryer to fold and put the clothes in our dressers. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cute model and awesome built in sink! I love my Samsung set 🙂

  6. Since I got brand spanking new, top of the line LG washer and drier just a few years ago (and they came with us when we moved!) Im probably a good 10, 20, 40? years or so from getting new ones. But when I do….my new set will have that awesome built in washer sink! What a great idea!
    I also love the chalky baby model-what a cutie pie 🙂

  7. How do you like the washer with no agitator thingy in the middle? I have had friends with similar washers and they say that their clothes get very tangled and twisted together. We will probably need to replace our washer in the next year or so, so I’m very interested in your experience with this specific model.

  8. Ooo la la! “Science fridge” has some new friends! That’s pretty baller. ?

  9. Totally awesome…one day when I win the lottery 🙂

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