When my Kenmore washer broke my husband and I researched several front loading washers. The Bosch had great reviews and we own other Bosch appliances and decided it would be a good decision to purchase the Bosch front loader. I examined the machine in the store and was happy with the options it had, especially the time delay. We have a septic system and it is important not to use too much water at once so the septic has time to "catch up". So, I can put the laundry in and time the machine to go on at a time when I am not home or in the middle of the night. After getting the machine home and using it a few times, I was disappointed with the capacity size. There are 5 people in my family and my kids play sports so I am consitently doing laundry. I find that I cannot put as many clothes in the washer as I did my old front loader and I cannot fit even a full size comforter in it. Also, when you do a load of socks, they get stuck in the rubber seal and do not get washed. Furthermore, there are times when the barrel doesn't spin properly and doesn't drain all the water so your laundry is too wet to put in the dryer and need to put the spin cycle on a 2nd time.