I have had the Kenmore White 4.2 cu. ft. Front-Load Washing Machine /w Steam for over a year now and I still love it. The washer is very energy efficient. It uses much less water and much less detergent. It has numerous wash cycle, water temperature and spin cycle choices. One of the main advantages of this washer is that the high velocity spin pulls most of the water out of the clothes so that they dry much more quickly. The number of choices can be overwhelming, but there is the option to create and set your favorite cycle, and you can easily and quickly select that option. I always add in an extra rinse, just to make sure all the soap is rinsed out, since so little water is used in the process. Even though I've had the washer for a year, I have never used the steam cycle and am not sure why I purchased that feature. This washer has a large capacity and has done a very good job cleaning clothes. So far we have had no trouble with it whatsoever.