I purchased the Kenmore Elite 5.0 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer last year for our cabin. I was looking for something small that would get my laundry clean but something that wouldn't take up so much space. I found this washing machine to be perfect. I have used this washing machine, not only for my laundry but for rugs and blankets. No matter what I wash in it, it always comes out clean and I never have to rerun a load. I like how quite the washer is. I hardly even know it's running. The best thing about the machine is how easy it is to use and operate, unlike some of the other machines that I have considered buying. The machine has been very energy efficient. I haven't noticed any changes in my electric bill. If my washer went out today, I would most definitely purchase the exact same Kenmore Elite Top-Load Washer again. I would highly recommend this machine to everyone. It's the best machine available for the price.