I have been using my Whirlpool Duet Washer for about a year now and I have to say it has changed my laundry washing habits tremendously. I am able to put a large load of laundry up and I am reminded when it is done by the beep. One of the best aspects of this washer is the product tray. This is a pull out tray with compartments. One compartment is for the laundry detergent (HE laundry detergent is recommended for this washer), either powder or liquid. There is another for fabric softener and a thrid for liquid bleach. Depending upon the cycle you choose the machine pull from that tray the product it needs during the the cycle. No more running to the machine and adding fabric softener.
I have this washer stacked with the whirlpool duet dryer and love the ease of using this machine.