We bought this washer without reading any reviews and truly bought it from, a well know selling site, because of the price. They were moving and had to get rid of it asap and we needed one asap. But I am so happy we did. We are a family of six so I do launry at least twice everyday. I love the size of the loads the best. I am able to wash my childrens comforters inside of it vs our old one that was smaller. It is a top loader and everyone lately is wanting a front loader but to be its just more work. You can use any soap in the top loaders. I have always loved GE products. They are built right and so far havent had any issues. The washer itself is simple, so if your looking for a bunch of buttons and options this wouldnt work for you. But for doing as much laundry as I do, it works for us! We also bought its brother, the dryer and are just as pleased! Cleaning Time The loads are done quickly! Performance I have never had issues with clothes coming out not dirty. Ease of Use very simple to use Design Its simple, but hidden in a laundry room away from people. Durability GE makes products that last!