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Samsung WW22K6800AW front load washer review

With the Samsung WW22K6800AW, you don't need to compromise on features or quality to get a great compact front-load washer.

Samsung WW22K6800AW Front Load Washer Review
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Our Verdict

If you're after a compact washer with the same amount of wash options as larger models, check out the Samsung WW22K6800AW

For

  • 12 cleaning options
  • A good price
  • Impressive warranty

Against

  • Smaller capacity than other models

Looking for the best front-load washer? The Samsung WW22K6800AW has a host of great features and proves that smaller washers can still pack a punch. 

The Samsung WW22K6800AW can do a full load in 36 minutes, perfect for when you need your washing done in a hurry. If you’re looking for something which can tackle heavy-duty loads of difficult stains, the steam washer will penetrate deep into fibers to tackle stains. This steam washer works from the bottom of the machine, not the top like with most washers, which means all your clothes will be fully saturated. 

Samsung WW22K6800AW review: Features  

  • 12 cycle options
  • Self-cleaning 
  • App compatible Smart Care

The Samsung WW22K6800AW has 12 cycles in total, which is a lot for a small washer. This includes washes for wools, allergens and activewear. There’s also 5 spin speeds and 5 temperature settings for maximum customizability. 

Samsung washers boast patented VRT technology which balances the drum interior to make sure it won’t rattle or make noise. There’s also the option for Samsung Smart Care when used with a compatible smartphone, which offers quick troubleshooting diagnosis to help you fix any issues you encounter in a jiffy.

Self cleaning functions will tackle day-to-day grime and remind you to clean the Samsung WW22K6800AW every 40 washes to keep your washer running at optimum performance. There’s also a child lock which means you don’t have to store the Samsung WW22K6800AW out of reach from kids - great for compact spaces.

Samsung WW22K6800AW review: Size & dimensions 

  • 2.2 cu. ft
  • Stackable with a matching dryer
  • Smaller dimensions than the average washer

The Samsung WW22K6800AW is a compact washer with a capacity of 2.2 cubic feet. That’s half the size of the Maytag MHW5630HW and most other models we reviewed, making it an ideal washer if you’re limited on space or don’t need to keep on top of washing for a large family. There’s also a matching dryer, the Samsung DV22K6800EW, which will stack with or sit alongside your washer comfortably. 

The Samsung WW22K6800AW is shorter than the average front-loading washer at 33-inches height. It’s also 24-inches wide and 28-inches deep - great for storing in tight spaces. 

Samsung WW22K6800AW review: Price 

  • A good value option
  • Low-to-mid price for the amount of features

The retail price will be around $900 for washers with the features of the Samsung WW22K6800AW. For a steam wash model with an impressive range of cycle options, this isn’t a bad price to pay for a front-loading washer. However, if size isn’t an issue for you and you want a cheaper model check out the Samsung WF42H5000AW.  

Samsung WW22K6800AW review: Efficiency & warranty  

  • Energy Star certified
  • Average Samsung warranty, with 10 years on the motor

It's not quite as impressive as the LG WM9000HVA, but the Samsung WW22K6800AW is Energy Star certified which means it uses energy efficiently to cut down on your electricity bills. Its estimated annual running cost is $11, which is reasonable even if this is a smaller model. 

In terms of warranty, the Samsung is covered for a year on parts and labor. The steel drum is covered for 3 years and the direct drive motor for 10. A good warranty which proves that the Samsung WW22K6800AW is designed to last. 

Should you buy the Samsung WW22K6800AW?

If you're looking for a more compact front-load washer, the Samsung WW22K6800AW packs the punch of larger and more expensive models but with a small capacity, so you won't feel like you're missing out. There's a great warranty and stackable functions meaning it'll sit in most spaces, and stay there for at least 10 years.