This washer is okay. I love the washing options and the fact that it has an allergen removal cycle. I do not know why the machine does not always properly spin all the water out of bulky items even when 'bulky items' option is selected. Sometimes when the cycle is done I have to ring out the bath mat, blanket or towel. Even after an additional spin/rinse cycle, I am still left with a sopping mess. Other than that, clothes come out clean and I like the cycle options. Cleaning Time Cleaning times do take a while, but with less water, and so it is worth it.