This is a very good machine (I have the 18 kilos washing /10 kilo drying version). It has some drawbacks, but as this is the Israeli market, with a selection that
consists overwhelmingly of small 60x60 machines as per the European standards, in Israel it should get a 5 star recommendation for those who need to do a lot of laundry or wash big items. In the US the options are probably better. Only major drawback is the long drying time, which can last from 7-10 hours or more (it lacks the newest Heat Pump technology, without which it loses one star in this review). Energy usage, as per calculations, is similar to regular tumble dryer, because of lower watts per hour. Bottom line, it is a buy if you need to wash a lot of laundry or want to wash and dry large items such as king sized comforters at home (instead of paying a laundromat to do it).
Does the job, if a bit slowly. Can wash and dry, easily 20 kilos a day (2*10 kilos /day).
Great for very large items that can't be washed in a small drum sized machine.
Lacks hest pump energy efficient drying. If it contained this tech, it would an easy 5 stars.
Slow drying time.
No huge dryer on the Israeli market that can dry 18 killos of laundry. That would be amazing for those who want to run one load of 18 kilos every other day or some such.