I wash 10-14 loads of laundry a week. When my repair guy came to fix our old machine (a 25+ year old Maytag), I asked him for suggestions about a new washing machine. Without skipping a beat, he said, "Get a Speed Queen". I am so glad I followed his advice. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles on this machine, but it cleans clothes effectively and runs well. I've washed everything in this machine, from delicate sweaters to shower curtains to blankets. Everything has come out fine. Especially on the "Eco" setting, it spins clothes nearly dry. Unlike a lot of newer machines, you can choose the "Eco" setting to spray with water for the rinse, or choose "Heavy Duty" to fill up the tub for the rinse. This is really helpful for cleaning truly dirty items such as pet bedding that might not get fully clean with a spray rinse. This washer is fast, efficient and hard working. What more could I ask for in a washing machine?