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Samsung WF431ABP Review

Features stain removal powers better than most other washer we’ve seen.

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Introduction

The Samsung WF431ABP is quite an expensive washer, selling for around $1000. Though some of its wash cycles took a good amount of time, the Samsung WF431ABP is one of the best washing machines we've ever tested when it comes to stain removal. It also handles delicate items superbly, saving fragile clothing from an untimely demise. Compared to other units, however, the Samsung WF431ABP is pricey to run and doesn't do as good of a job getting rid of loose dirt.

Design & Usability

The Samsung WF431ABP has a simple, straightforward control system with large buttons.

We found the Samsung WF431ABP to be very easy to use.

The main control on the front of this washer is the cycle selector, a large round knob that rotates to select the cycle. The chosen cycle is shown with a red light. This selector is easy to rotate, but it takes a lot of turning to go through the long list of cycles. We found the Samsung WF431ABP to be very easy to use, with the detergent dispenser and doors easy to open. The main door does require quite a lot of force to open and to push closed, though, so it might be slightly difficult for older users or those with limited mobility. The controls are well-labeled and easy to use, with large buttons (especially those for power and start/pause) in an intuitive layout.

Performance & Features

The Samsung WF431ABP had some of the best stain removal performance we've ever tested.

The Samsung WF431ABP did an excellent job removing a wide range of stains.

The Samsung WF431ABP did an excellent job removing a wide range of stains. Its Normal cycle outpaced many similarly priced competitors. This Samsung was a bit too dainty with the delicates, though. That's good news for folks who don't want to see their sewn-on lace trim pulled apart, but bad news for stain removal. The Delicates/Hand Wash cycle was the worst of the cycles we tested on this washer at shifting stains. Still, even at its worst the WF431ABP did a better job than many other washers we've tested.

On features, there's nothing that can't be found on other higher end washing machines. However, there is a dizzying array of wash cycles to chose from. Everything from a Deep Steam to Wool can be had.

Conclusion

The Samsung WF431ABP has superior stain shifting ability, doesn't damage delicate clothes and remains user friendly.

The Samsung WF431ABP did an exceptional job in removing stains like blood, cocoa and red wine. It also outperformed many other washers at removing oil and sweat. The Samsung WF431ABP also does a good job protecting fragile items from damage from harsh agitation. You'll get cycles galore with this washer. Curiously, there's no dedicated Cotton cycle, but you can create one with the customizable My Cycle feature. Also on board are steam, self-cleaning and sanitizing functions, plus a feature that makes the soap look all foamy during wash cycles.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
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