After lugging my dirty clothes to the laundromat for many years, my husband bought me a Kenmore Portable Heavy Duty Washer for my birthday and I am a much happier person now. The convenience factor alone is a good reason to buy a Kenmore portable washing machine. Aside from that reason, it is a good, solid washing machine. A bit pricey for what it is, it was our only choice being that we live in an apartment, and seemed to be the best priced portable available. The capacity is not as large as a full-sized, but does seem to wash an amazing amount of clothes for the size. It rolls very easily, which means it is convenient to move around in my small laundry room. The only issue I had was finding the correct adapter for my sink in my laundry room, as this IS a portable and does not hook up the same way a regular washing machine does. But, an extra trip to the hardware store took care of the adapter problem. I highly recommend this washing machine for those apartment dwellers such as myself.