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The Key Household Appliance You Need For Extending The Life Of Your Luxury Clothes

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Currys' customers rate Samsung washing machines as the top choice for caring for your clothes - but which models come out on top? We get to grips with the best machines for your budget and needs in 2021. 

Whether it’s because we’re growing up and want to look our very best, or because we’re hellbent on being more sustainable, plenty of us are investing more in our clothes. That means less disposable, trend-led fast-fashion, and more premium forever pieces designed to be treasured for years to come. And it’s not just those with a massive budget that are splashing out either. A growing number of shoppers are seeking out designer threads second-hand, ready to give them a new lease of life for a more eco and bank-friendly way to upgrade their wardrobes.

But looking after luxury items requires a little more care and know-how if you want to get the very best out of your most grandiose garms. There’s plenty you can do, from steering clear of heavy scents and red wine drinkers to storing your finery in vacuum packaging for perfect preservation. But the best clothing care really starts at square one with the wash – and a premium washing machine that is fit to care for dainty delicates and process posh fabrics is a crucial part of that. 

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The main things to consider when buying a washing machine are the types of clothes and fabrics you're washing, the volume of laundry you’re likely to do, spin speed, and a reputable brand. We’re also a big fan of tried-and-tested customer reviews, which is exactly why we headed straight to Currys in our quest for the best washing machines to care for our luxury clothes. Currys give real-life customers the opportunity to review their purchases, and they’re a seriously valuable source of information if you’re second-guessing your choices.

Instantly, we can tell that Samsung is the best washing machine brand on the market right now regardless of your needs. But according to Currys customers, there are three standout 5* Samsung models that lead the way when it comes to delivering a seriously premium wash. Here we at Octer get to grips with the best clothes-pampering models for every budget and need.



Our biggest pet peeve when it comes to washing is missing one (often important) item out when we’ve already set the cycle in motion. Samsung Addwash machines have an exclusive door making it super easy to add garments you may have missed once the wash has started – and it’s also a best-kept secret for looking after luxury items that require a gentler touch. By adding precious items later in the cycle, they are exposed to a shorter cycle length and a softer spin. The Addwash model also boasts energy-saving Ecobubble technology, mixing air, water, and detergent to wash your clothes better at cool temperatures – another important way to better care for clothing - so you can save money on energy bills while you're at it. Not to mention with the 22 programs to choose from, you know your clothes are in safe hands.

SAMSUNG AddWash + Auto Dose WW90T684DLN/S1

Want all the benefits of the Addwash, and then some? Enter: the Samsung Addwash + Autodose. This model is a top option for sustainability and will save you money on your bills as a result, whilst the automated approach to detergent will condition your clothing in the most optimum way for a soft, clean finish that keeps them fresher for longer. You won't have to waste detergent and manually clean the drawer either, as The Stay Clean drawer ensures that detergent is sent to the drum more efficiently for deeper cleaning – powerful water jets get rid of any residues. Customers love how quiet this machine is, plus the ability to use the SmartThings App to choose a recipe for your clothing – for example, t-shirts and jeans combined – to work out a wash and temperature that works best.


Samsung QuickDrive WW90T986DSX/S1

Time is a big selling point when it comes to washing machines since cheaper models only offer long cycles which can chew up delicate clothing over time. As you can imagine by the name, the Samsung QuickDrive WW90T986DSX/S1 is a fast wash superstar – it can do a 5kg wash load in just 39 minutes with no compromise on the wash quality using its patented drum technology. It’s also smarter than your average appliance: AI Optimal Wash mode uses sensors and artificial intelligence to give you the best washing results with minimum effort. Similar to the Addwash + Autodose, it controls exactly how much detergent to put into your wash, which means it's kinder to clothes, the environment, and your bank balance. Not to mention you can also control your washing machine remotely with your smartphone via the SmartThings app. It’s an investment, but one worth making – particularly if you’re looking to extend the life of your clothes over time.

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