When Samsung invited me to spend the day at their ‘smart apartment’ to try their new AI-driven laundry appliances I’m pretty sure I fired back ‘YES!’ in about 0.06 seconds. A whole apartment to myself with no kids, no dogs and intelligent appliances! When can I move in?
I do not own a dryer, and my washing machine is about 90 years old. It floods my kitchen and makes a rude knocking sound every spin cycle that leaves me in fear it may be its last. I packed up my twins’ copious quantities of filthy daycare clothing with gusto, then marvelled at the bottom of my laundry basket – a sight I’d not seen in about four years.
Laden with bags of tiny avocado smeared t-shirts and paint-splattered leggings, I strode into that smart apartment like I was checking into a five-star hotel. With my clunky antiquated appliances and reliance on the weather to dry all things, tackling the washing usually takes me a whole weekend.
The thought of Samsung’s shiny new machines quite literally taking a load off me was thrilling. Yes, this is what my life has come to.
My first thought was how sleek the laundry room looked. The Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer stack seamlessly on top of each other (the Bespoke Laundry Stacking Kit to thank for that, which is sold separately), and I LOVE them in black. So modern and stylish, making my vintage whitegoods look even more archaic. With 12kg capacity I could fit what would undoubtedly be two loads in my machine into one single wash. I’m already impressed and I haven’t even turned it on.