Whirpool's front-loading machine costs more than the conventional machine, but the energy savings, cleaning power, and gentle handling may make it well worth the added expense. It has an enormous capacity that can tackle up to 22 towels. It is Energy Star qualified and makes efficient use of electricity and water. This washer gives superior cleaning results with excellent stain removal and less wear and tear on clothes. Unlike many front-loaders, it has a signal to let you know when it is safe to add a garment. It features multiple cycles, with five temperature combinations and numerous speed settings facilitated by a variable-speed motor. The tub is constructed of long-lasting stainless steel, and the water level automatically adjusts to the size of the load.