Experts say the use of sinks should be a thing of the past
Growing up, you may recall your mother or grandmother insisting on hand-washing items of clothing,
mostly in sinks, prior to transferring them to a washing machine for a regular wash cycle. This was often
done to remove stains from light colored garments or handle delicate clothing. This common practice of
soaking and hand-washing clothes in sinks has been passed from generation to generation, and pre-
treatment still remains a part of many households to ensure the cleanliness of clothes and to protect soft
While sinks may appear to be convenient areas to pre-treat garments, this is also where daily routines
such as washing hands or dishes, brushing teeth, and shaving are carried out. According to studies
carried out by the National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), a global public health and safety
organization, sinks have revealed to be storehouses for germs. This is due to the moist environment in
the sink that acts as breeding grounds for harmful bacteria. Hence, the purpose of pre-treating clothes is
defeated the moment garments touch the sink that is covered in various bacteria.
Khaled Nour El Din, Head of CE Division at Samsung Electronics Egypt said, “While the culture of pre-
washing has been sustained across generations, there is a need to raise awareness on the downsides of
using bathroom or kitchen sinks for this purpose. Taking this into account, Samsung has introduced into
the market a revolutionary laundry innovation – the Samsung activ dualwashTM top load washing machine.”
This next generation washing machine boasts a unique built-in-sink, with an embedded washboard and
water jet, thus allowing you to pre-treat clothing in one area. Samsung’s engineers have designed the
sinks with rippled surfaces to ease the process of scrubbing stains off clothes. In addition, the water jet
allows direct flow of water into the sink, thereby evenly distributing detergent.
Following the pre-treatment step in the built-in sink, the clothes can simply be dropped into the drum of
the washing machine. As an all-in-one solution, the Samsung activ dualwashTM eliminates the hassle of
moving pre-treated clothes from one place to another, thereby saving you a considerable amount of
effort. Samsung also recognized that a pet peeve of consumers is cleaning out residue from the detergent
dispenser. The Magic Dispenser™ in the Samsung activ dualwash™ includes a propeller that makes a
powerful water vortex that dissolves and spreads the detergent evenly, leaving no residue on the clothes
or inside the detergent dispenser.
Concerns about the cleanliness of sinks have now become a thing of the past. With this revolutionary way
of pre-washing clothes, along with the convenience of doing laundry in one place, laundry becomes less
of a chore!