I love my new front loader washer. This is my first "fancy" washer and I am absolutely am in love. For the first time ever I have been completely motivated to do and stay caught up with my laundry. It's absolutely fascinating for my two children to sit and watch the clothes wash. When the water starts pouring they yell "it's raining!" And the control locks is an added bonus so that the washing goes without interruption. I also like all the added feature for the specific type of load you are washing. Another added bonus is the money I am saving. Not only am I saving on energy, but this machine also allows me to use my homemade laundry detergent, which saves me even more. Cleaning Time Depends on the type of wash you select. It can take up to 1 1/2 hours, but that is for my very soiled loads. Performance Clothes come out clean every time! Ease of Use I didn't have to read my instruction manual to operate, although I am sure it is encouraged. Design Completely transformed the look of my laundry room.