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We got a new washer a year or so ago and one thing we found was that you could get washers with steel bins or washers with plastic bins. Most of the guys that we talked to were REALLY surprised that we hadn't had any rust streaking from our 20+ yr old washing machine and we ended up opting for the plastic tubs. Even with the advances in plastic I have reservations about how long the plastic tub will last, but knowing that appliances are made with built in obsolesence I don't think it matters anyways!