This is a great machine overall! It cleans exceptionally well and it has such a large capacity that you can wash king size comforters, area rugs, car mats, pillows, or other really large items. You can wash a ginormous load of towels or clothes and it cleans exceptionally well. You add your detergent, bleach, and fabric softener into the pull - out drawer at the beginning of the wash cycle and you don't have to come back to tend to it or come back to add anything. The bleach dispenser doesn't dispense the bleach until the second fill, and then it adds it slowly while water is added by the machine to the bleach in the dispenser, thereby preventing towels from getting bleach spots on them. I bleach even my colored towels and, though I realize that the bleach will cause them to fade over time, I don't want obvious bleach spots on my laundry. I love that you can choose a longer or shorter wash cycle, different and varying wash and rinse temperatures, a 2nd rinse, a longer spin cycle, spin only, and anything in between. The short cycle cleans regular laundry well and is only 16 minutes. One of the things I especially love about this washing machine is that it spins the clothes so well that they dry in record time! Usually, drying clothes takes twice the time of washing a load, but not after the spin cycle on this washing machine! The cons I have noticed are quite annoying...the first of which is that the door latch breaks very easily. You cannot simply close the door abruptly/quickly, and certainly can't "slam" the door shut by simply swinging it shut. I've had guests do this and the door latch breaks EVERY TIME. I finally got tired of calling a repairman to come fix it that I ordered the part (the latch) from an online appliance part distributor/company and it is a simple fix...just unscrew the two screws holding the latch on and screw on the new one. Also the washer will soon smell musty unless you keep the door open at all times when not in use.