Our rental included one of these Hotpointe dryers. When I first looked at it, I thought that I would never choose to buy a dryer like this, simply from the way that it looks. But after using it for several years, I found that it gets the job done, even if it has quirks and hiccups along the way. Performance Even though it can sound bad when running, it does get the job done of drying clothes without ruining them. Durability This dryer has had a loud squeaking sound off and on for about the entire time that we have used it. It sounds like metal rubbing on metal. I think it may be caused by the drum inside expanding when it gets hot and rubbing on something outside of it, but I have never been able to positively identify it. It can be very irritating as it can easily be heard throughout the entire house (this is one of the hiccups I mentioned). Also, one of the knobs for setting the temperature of the drying has broken off, although you can still turn the pin behind it to make the adjustments. The buzzer has also not worked for several years.