The maytag proformance is a wonderful product that is well worth the price. My family was tired of the old top loading washers which eventually became loud and shook the whole laundry room. We took a chance and bought the maytag performance washer which ended up being the washer of our dreams. Its quiet and very very efficient. You wouldnt guess it, but with the front load washers, you can actually load in more laundry than the top load washer and dryers. It even seems that they clean the clothes better too. The maytag performance requires less water per cycle, which saves a good amount of money. It also uses less detergent which is great because it saves less trips to the store to buy more. Another great feature with the maytag performance is that it has suds detection and has some way of preventing it from becoming filled with suds. This washer is filled with many options that a regular washer just does not have. Options such as delayed start, 3 soil levels, time release detergent settings and many more. Overall this is a great washer well worth the price that does much more than anyone could ask.