I had a dish washer in my up stairs kitchen and it wasn't getting any use so I decided to replace it with the Danby Compact Top Load Washer. This is a very compact washer that is great for small loads. Installation of this washer was simple, but I would not recommend using the plastic hose that come with it because it felt very flimsy. Luckily I already had a stainless steel hose installed from the dish washer. The first time I used this device I was surprised by the lack of noise it produced when washing and rinsing. I was also extremely impressed that my clothes were only damp after the rinse cycle. This drastically cut my drying time in half. The only issue I have ever had with this washer is that some times a towel or a pair of jeans will wrap around the agitator and prevent free movement of clothes when rinsing, but they usually work free after a couple of seconds. I would definitely recommend the Danby Compact Top Load Washer because it's efficient, cheap, compact, and most importantly durable.