This is our first front loader. We're a family of seven! So laundry is a full time thing for me! I am in love with this washer. Clothes come out so clean, especially with the steam cycles. Runs so quiet I forget it's going, even on the spin cycle. Can really load it up. We wash comforters often and it handles them so well and they come out perfectly clean. I will say that most loads take longer than my previous washer. In between About an hour for a regular wash to two and a half hours for a sanatize cycle. There is a quick wash cycle for lightly soiled items needed sooner that's runs about 19 minutes which works great. Also, child lock options so little Johnny toddler can't go press buttons! Recommend this and matching dryer.