I was in need of a new washer and originally planned to buy a Maytag, which was what I owned previously. The LG WM2650RA Front Load Washer was recommended by a store employee. I think he was trying to get his commission, but I gave in and bought it. I had it delivered to my home that day and immediately gave it a test run. This is the best washer I have ever owned. I really underestimated LG. The best part of this washer is the steam setting. I have five kids and they get stains on their clothes constantly. I have tried so many products that claim to remove set in stains, but they never work. The steam in this washer got stains out of my 2 and 4 year-old daughters' clothing that had been there for months. I was amazed. The steam setting is very timely, but the results are worth the wait. The spin cycle works better on this washer than my previous Maytag washer also. It seems to spin the clothes longer, which results in less dryer time. I leave the door open when I'm not using it. If I don't, it will smell like mildew and leave your clothes smelling that way. I have done that with all of my washing machines. I recommend this washer to anyone that is looking for one that gets the job done and costs less than the rest.