Just a tip before buying when considering, download the manual and to glean what it entails to operate and maintain. I include the links below. From here you can more or less see how easy it is to operate.
The ES-U106H is a holeless tub which lessens chance of mould growth and saves up to 40% water compared to their conventional top loader and prevents damage to laundry esp where in a hole tub it would snag the laundry's load fabric.
Another thing is how Sharp simplified the holesless washer since they introduced it in 1992. Many iteration are developed according to markets from the common 4 washing course to the high end 7-9 wash programs/course (with voice navigation).
Certain functions are an optional process sub-step within a wash program / course where allowed rather than a separate wash program itself:
(pre-)soak, reserve, fragrance and auto-clean.
After a washing program/course is chosen, pressing the soak function and choose how long to pre-soak (between 5min - 24 hours) the laundry items before the main wash course starts. Very major step in user convenience. Ditto with fragrance and reserve (wash completion delay). Tub auto clean can be toggled on or off which when activated washes the inner tub before the last spin/dry cycle.
Both can customise wash level with different modifiable parameters according to their features. However, the warranty on the Toshiba is quite generous.
This post has been edited by halcyon27: Feb 2 2018, 07:49 AM