My maytag started to grow mold so I shopped around for a new washer. After getting tips from friends, I decided to buy a front loader speed queen that just came out with a residential 120V version. It has been eight years and not a single problem. It cleans better than all my previous machines and at 45 min, it's also the fastest. I have since bought two more for my rental houses. Energy Efficiency Two loads a day and hardly noticed any electric bill increase. Ease of Use One dial and two buttons. No flimsy electronics. Design Not a show piece. It almost looks like a commercial machine. Durability It's built like a tank. Three people are needed to move it. All the parts are well designed.