I absolutely love my Speed Queen Washing Machine. I love that I can chose the water level, the water temperature and even do an extra rinse if I want to. I have no problem with getting enough water in the machine to dissolve powdered detergent, which was a problem I had with a previously owned "energy effecient" machine. There is an eco-cycle for those that want it, however. The cycle time is relatively quick too, approximately 30 minutes. The construction of this machine is heavy duty. It is much more solid feeling...much heavier to move around than previously owned machines. The warranty is excellent too--10 years! My previous energy efficient machine gave out after 3 years with no warranty left. Love, love, love this! Highly recommend!