I apologize if this topic has come up before, but I did a search and didn't find much mention of front-loaders.
I'd very much like to try CDing my baby-on-the-way (due Sept.), but I have one of those water-saver front-loading washers. For those of you unfamiliar with these washers, the washer does not "fill up" with water like top loaders, but rather a smaller amount of water is put in (I think about 1/3 as much) to wet the clothes, and a lot of the cleaning is accomplished through the tossing within this smaller amount of water. More friction, less water than normal washers. I've NEVER had a problem with it not getting my regular clothes clean. But soaking is not an option with it.
Anyone out there use a front-loader and have any words of wisdom? Often the manufacturers suggest a special detergent for front-loaders (to avoid oversudsing) which is ridiculously expensive, but I've never had a problem with my regular clothes using Arm & Hammer detergent, which I suspect is pretty low sudsing to begin with.