Overall I really like the washer but it's odd clanks and whirring noises during use make me a little leery. Energy Efficiency Seems to use less water but does run longer so I'm not sure how efficient it is. Cleaning Time Takes longer to run through a cycle than my old washer. Performance My clothes do come out clean and smelling good. And, they are wrung out better. Ease of Use Couldn't be easier. Just load, select water level, cleaning cycle and pull knob. Design Seems to be a good design. Durability At this point, I'm not sure. Only time will tell.