I purchased the model with the smart dispenser. I love this feature. The only problem I have is that it twist the legs of jeans around and around and twice dirt has stayed in the twists. Cleaning Time This machine does not speed up the washing time. It usually takes longer. I have not used all of the settings yet, you will need to keep the direction handy. Performance At the end of the cycle the chime is quite soft, I usually don't hear it. Them machine also is not quiet but it is not any nosier than my old one. Ease of Use I do wish it would give me a few more combination choices. Design I would like to have the option to lock the panel. My grandkids occasionally get on top and play with the buttons. It would be easy for them to start the machine. I have had to readjust the load as it will get lopsided easily. The machine stops spinning when this happens. Durability So far have not had any repairs. I was told that if they had to repair the same thing twice they would just replace the machine the next time.