I purchased this machine about a month ago and I am very happy with it. The machine washes well though you need to be careful not to overfill. I initially purchased the machine because I was tired of having dog/cat hair all over my clothes from the community washer. I've washed everything from every day clothing to my bed sheets (Cal King bed, not all at once) to bathroom towels. I live in a small apartment and move the unit to the kitchen area when in use. Most of my clothes I hang to dry...what I need dried I take to the laundry room. There is not area to put the laundry soap or fabric softner...I usually put the soap in first as the water is filling and I purchased a downy ball to use the fabric softner. This machine is great for a small family (there are only two in my home). I would recommend this portable washer to friends.
San Diego, CA