(madison, wisconsin, USA)
We purchased this washer and dryer combo last month and are very pleased with the results. It's efficiency definitely beats our old washer. I am very impressed with the effectiveness of both the washing and drying, for I almost assumed that it would be good at one and bad at another.
The unit itself is very small, but it has so many choices that it makes up for it. Also, it does wash loads very quickly. However, the drying time always ranges somewhere in between 45 minutes to an hour, a lot longer than a traditionally vented drier, so if you are used to a traditional dryer that is generally a separate unit, you most likely will be upset with the dry time.
Back to the washing though, you can control how much water you use for the cycle which is nice when trying to be efficient. I am a little concerned on how available parts are and also how hard getting it fixed will be. This combo is definitely geared to smaller apartment spaces, which is evident from its size.
Overall, I'd say the range of temperature control, choice of water flow amount, wash time, wash efficiency and wash ability, the washer side is very positive.
However, the noisy drying, the slow process, and the wait make the drying part pretty weak. Also, to repeat, a very big concern with maintenance.