Our household always seemed to be replacing the washing and drying machines fairly quickly and more often than we should have been! Finally we purchased this dryer after some research on budget friendly ones. We do roughly 3 loads of laundry during a normal week. So, the dryer gets heavily used. We wash everything from clothing to blankets to towels and pillows. I love that the dryer has different heat settings depending on what material I want to dry. It always has a self timer to set how long you need to load to dry. This has been the only dryer that has dried heavier, bulky items all the way through without needing to be put through a second time. I have noticed that it was very quiet for the first year we owned it and it has slowly gotten squeaky. The belt was replaced and the squeaky noises went away and the dryer was whisper quiet yet again! The lint tray is right on top and super easy to remove and clean so I have no worries or issues with it. Overall, this is a great budget drying machine. It works efficiently and I have never had a complaint about how well it works compared to any others that we have had! I recommend this to any family needing a great dryer for a great price.