EVERY DAY! The machine is running RIGHT NOW! Do not be fooled by the picture. My washing machine is tiny. I think that they are made small in order to conserve water. Unfortunately, I am not sure that it saves anything as I constantly am having to do laundry. Why do you ask? Well, the German and I both have our "work clothes," our "comfortable clothes," and out soccer / sports clothes, throw in kitchen towels, towels, and other linens, and that makes for a lot of smelly-ness. God, think of what it will be like when we have kids. The horror! Perhaps you understand now why I complain so much.