Ordered this item from Amazon.ca on a Thursday evening, shipped on a Friday and walked to my apartment door on the Tuesday. Within minutes I had a load of laundry on.
Super efficient washer in terms of space, power usage rating and time. Three wash settings, and an excellent spin cycle make this the perfect washer for an apartment. I dry all my clothes (even heavy towels) on a drying rack, as the spin cycle does such a great job.
Worried about drum size? 1 cubic foot does two bath towels, or 10-15 t-shirts, or a pair of jeans and 4-6 t-shirts, etc. A tiny shot of detergent does the trick. The cycle takes maybe 20 minutes.
I also put a strainer in my sink to see what is being sent down my standard kitchen sink drain, and the lint is minimal. I have had no issues with lint on the clothes after a wash.
Another efficiency with this product is the noise level...it is very quiet. I can watch TV or stand over this machine while on the phone, without issue. The spin cycle is the loudest of course, but the machine does not shake on the floor, and the cycle lasts seconds. Should you be in an apartment above someone else, this unit should go unnoticed by your southern neighbours.
Overall, absolutely 5 star rating. I have washed blankets, towels, shirts, socks, jeans, dress pants and shirts and I have had no issue. And of course the water temperature is set manually by you with your taps - and that adds even more potential to the machine. I usually only use cold water, but it's great to know the option is there.
If you're living alone, or maybe with one other person, this unit will serve you well...buy yourself a drying rack at a department store and you're set (Or I suppose you could look at the portable dryers but I did not go that route and I'm happy with that decision). STOP THROWING MONEY INTO LAUNDRY MACHINES...you need your quarters for parking and Mike and Ike's.