I love my estate washing machine! After shoping around for my first wasing machine I decided to go with the Estate because it fit our budget! Not only is this washer priced right after 2 years of washing clothes for an active family of 5 I have never had a problem with it at all. Energy Efficiency I was a little worried about our energy bill but it didn't go up as much as I thought. Cleaning Time I has good time options. Performance The washer performs great. I haven't had any issues with it not even with the balancing.