I love this washer. It senses the type of fabric that you are washing. It determines how much water to use and which wash cycle is needed. I also use way less detergent than I have in the past with other washer. You place the detergent down the center of the washer and any other laundry product you like(such as, Clorox 2) Once the unit is on, the water is picking up the laundry detergent and spreding it amoungst the entire load of clothes. The main things I love about this machine is, the easiness of using it, the amount of water saved per load and that it is an Energy Star model. The other great thing about this machine is the spin cycle is so efficient that drying your clothes takes less time, so all around you are saving money on both laundry product and energy cost. The more money we save these days the better we are.