The impressive Samsung WF53BB8700AT front-load washing machine (available at Samsung for $2,098.00) adds another winner to Samsung’s Bespoke line of appliances. While it falls short of the top spot among the best washers we’ve ever tested, it’s a close second. This Samsung washer has unique features that you won’t find anywhere else. It looks better and outperforms the average washer in terms of scrubbing out more stains despite having shorter cycle times. A feature set uses steam to sanitise and unwrinkle clothing, operates quietly, and can be stacked on top of its paired dryer in a laundry closet to save space. Because of its massive 6.1-cubic-foot drum, you’ll need to run wash cycles much less frequently than you would with most other washers. This is a fantastic washer with a solid warranty. If you’re still looking for options, we recommend the Electrolux ELFW7637AT; while it has fewer extras, it has even better stain-fighting strength.
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CONS AND PROS
Wash cycles that are quick and efficient
Other features include steam and stackability.
The on-board controls can be difficult to understand.
There are no volume controls for the loud chime, only on and off.
The first thing that strikes you about the Samsung WF53BB8700AT is its stunning design. Its softly lit LED control panel, bold lines, and slightly rounded edges scream quality.
Its Smart Dial is located in the centre of the console and is flanked by LED indicators. A pull-out detergent drawer is located to the left of the dial.
When the door is opened, the spacious stainless steel drum of the Samsung WF53BB8700AT is revealed.
Information on the Samsung WF53BB8700AT Washing Machine
38.7″ x 27″ x 34.4″ Dimensions (H x W x D)
6.1 cubic feet of capacity
Brushed black and silver steel finishes are available.
Cycles: Normal, Heavy Duty, Super Speed, Small Load, Delicates, Towels, Bedding, Outdoor, Activewear, Denim, Wool, Colors, Perm Press, Eco Cold, Steam Bulky, Steam Allergen, Power Steam, Power Rinse, Spin Only, Rinse+Spin, Self Clean+
Options for the cycle include five temperature settings, five spin speed settings, five soil level settings, Super speed, Extra rinse, and Pre-soak.
Modern Bespoke design, MultiControl, high-capacity drum, 28-minute Super Speed 2.0 wash, Smart Dial, steam wash, Self Clean+, VRT Plus noise and vibration reduction, drum light, 20-year inverter motor warranty App support for Samsung SmartThings
Samsung DVE53BB8700T matched dryer
Samsung WF53BB8700AT User Guide Front-loading Washing Machine Instructions
What we enjoy
For the price, it provides quick and effective cleaning power.
While we like the look and feature set of the Samsung WF53BB8700AT, the core functionality of a washer is scrubbing out stains.
Fortunately, the WF53BB8700AT does not disappoint in this department.
When we tested the Samsung WF53BB8700AT in our lab, we found that it performed well for its price point, outperforming the average washer. Most of the time, the difference between average and above-average performance is only a few percentage points. While these differences are minor enough that they would be difficult to notice after a single wash, they can add up over time, resulting in a faster loss of brightness and clothes that look dingier.
The Normal and Delicates cycles outperformed the average washer’s cleaning capabilities by these margins, but the Heavy Duty cycle of this Samsung washer really impressed us. It cleaned approximately 4% better than average. Again, while this may not be obvious after a single wash, you will notice a much slower buildup of dinginess over time.
When you consider time, the performance of the Samsung WF53BB8700AT becomes even more impressive. The WF53BB8700AT not only outcleans the average washer, but it does so in a fraction of the time.
The average Normal cycle takes about 54 minutes and the average quick cycle takes 32 minutes. During testing, the Samsung WF53BB8700AT’s Normal cycle took just 45 minutes and its Super Speed cycle took only 25 minutes. This is even faster than the advertised 28 minutes.
These fast cycle times mean this washer is quite efficient at cleaning. While this is good for your clothes, it is also good for the environment because less electricity is wasted.
Its massive wash drum is ideal for larger families, and it comes with some added benefits.
The massive wash drum of the Samsung WF53BB8700AT front-load washing machine is one of its main advantages.
Whereas most washers have about 4 cubic feet of laundry space, the WF53BB8700AT has 6.1 cubic feet. The ability to wash 50% more laundry will undoubtedly reduce the frequency with which you will need to run a wash cycle.
This is impressive enough, but the Samsung WF53BB8700AT has a few additional features that set it apart from the competition. To begin, it has an internal LED that allows you to see what you’re doing even in a dimly lit laundry room, ensuring that no sock is left behind.
The drum of the Samsung WF53BB8700AT also has a few features that combat issues that front-loaders have historically had: mildew buildup along the interior gasket and noise from heavy vibrations.
By combining a powerful water jet and a high spin speed, the Self Clean+ feature helps remove dirt and odor-causing bacteria that have accumulated in the drum and along the interior gasket. The SmartThings app will also notify you when it is time to start a Self Clean+ cycle, which occurs every 40 days.
The VRT Plus system aids in vibration reduction, resulting in noticeably quieter operation.
Its steam features aid in sanitising, refreshing, and loosening fabrics.
Steam is one of the more popular modern laundry innovations. Temperatures of 150°F or higher are typically harmful to your clothing because they dry out thread fibres, making them brittle and more susceptible to wear and tear damage.
However, by incorporating steam into the equation, you keep everything moisturised and pliable, allowing for a more thorough scrub with less damage.
Steam has two major advantages: sanitization and wrinkle reduction. To properly sanitise your clothes, temperatures must be at least 140°F to begin killing pathogens, and additional heat both speeds up and deepens the process. Heat and moisture also help to relax fabrics, allowing them to release wrinkles more easily.
Its numerous controls and smart features enhance the user experience.
The Samsung WF53BB8700AT has a number of features that make it simple to operate this washer (and its paired dryer).
Its Smart Dial remembers your preferences and seasonal usage and uses that information to recommend which wash cycle to use, automatically tell your paired dryer (in this case, the Samsung DVE53BB8700T) which drying cycle is best, and allows you to troubleshoot any issues using Samsung’s smart companion app, SmartThings.
The SmartThings companion app also allows users to remotely start and customise cycles, provides diagnostics, and integrates with Alexa, Google Nest, and other third-party suites.
It is simple to instal in a laundry closet.
The stackability of the Samsung WF53BB8700AT and its paired dryer (the Samsung DVE53BB8700T) allows you to fit both machines into a laundry closet. This is the largest washer and dryer set that can fit inside a laundry closet, allowing you to maximise available space while reducing the frequency with which you need to run wash cycles.
The controls of the dryer (which is stacked on top) would normally be out of reach, but the WF53BB8700AT’s MultiControl feature allows you to use the washer’s controls to operate the dryer when they are stacked.
We like stacked washers and dryers in general because they not only save floor space, but also because unloading a dryer at eye level is often easier than stooping down to a floor-level machine.
What we dislike
The on-board control panel can be challenging to read.
The Samsung WF53BB8700AT doesn’t have many notable drawbacks, but one in particular may affect some users more than others: The digital control panel is angled in such a way that taller people may struggle to read it. This is something we noticed during testing as well as from user reviews.
Basically, the higher you stand above six feet, the darker the panel appears. I was able to detect this effect, but it was minor at my 6-foot height.
Fortunately, the remote control functionality of the Samsung WF53BB8700AT via the SmartThings app helps to make this already minor issue even more minor.
The end-of-cycle jingle is extremely loud and lengthy.
The Samsung WF53BB8700AT end-of-cycle jingle does not sit well with us. It’s both extremely loud and extremely long.
Depending on where your laundry room is located in your home, this could be a blessing or a curse.
The main issue with this jingle is that there are no volume controls, only the option to turn it off completely. We would have liked to be able to select one of several jingles and toggle its volume.
Of course, the appliance’s smart features mitigate this minor complaint: you can choose to receive a notification on the app when a cycle is complete.
Even when the door is closed, the warning sticker is visible.
Though this is a minor flaw, it’s an odd oversight given that the Samsung WF53BB8700AT’s aesthetics are such a strong selling point. When the washer door is closed, a sliver of the warning label can be seen peeking out.
While you can simply remove the sticker, it contains important information and should be saved.
What the proprietors are saying
Because the Samsung WF53BB8700AT is still relatively new to the market, most retailers have fewer than 100 reviews, all of which are positive. As more reviews come in, we’ll have a better idea of how the WF53BB8700AT performs over time.
However, the reviews that have been posted appear to be promising: the Samsung WF53BB8700AT is currently averaging 4.8 out of 5 stars across major retailers.
By far the most common compliment is for this washer’s appearance. Many users appreciate its sleek, modern design and consider it a welcome addition to their laundry rooms. Customers also appreciate the WF53BB8700AT’s quiet operation, overall cleaning power, and extensive feature set.
The Samsung WF53BB8700AT is covered by a variety of warranties. The entire appliance is covered by a one-year warranty that covers both parts and labour.
For up to three years, you can get a replacement stainless steel tub. Parts for the direct drive motor are available for up to ten years.
Furthermore, if your model was assembled in the United States and purchased on or after July 1, 2022, the digital inverter motor may be covered for up to 20 years.
Given that most other appliances have a one-year warranty, we’re thrilled that Samsung goes above and beyond to guarantee key components for such a long time. It contributes to the Samsung WF53BB8700AT feeling like a more long-term investment.
Do you want to buy the Samsung WF53BB8700AT?
Yes, this washer provides a lot for the price, and its long warranty helps you get the most out of your money.
The Samsung WF53BB8700AT is an excellent choice if you want a new, stylish front-loader. It has a sleek, modern design that will fit in with any laundry room decor.
It has excellent stain removal abilities. It has one of the largest wash drums we’ve seen, allowing you to drastically reduce the frequency with which you need to run a wash cycle. On top of that, the WF53BB8700AT has some fantastic extra features, many of which mitigate the minor issues we did have with the machine.
If you’re looking to make an investment in a long-lasting washer, we believe the Samsung WF53BB8700AT makes a strong case. Not only is it a good washer by every metric we consider, but it also comes with a lengthy warranty that covers some of its most important components for up to two decades.
We recommend replacing your washer every 10-13 years, and this warranty may allow you to get an even longer lifespan.
If you’re looking for a more expensive front-load washer, we also recommend the Electrolux ELFW7637AT. While it lacks the looks and many of the features of the WF53BB8700AT, it does provide better cleaning performance.