I love this dishwasher. It gets the dishes super clean (be sure to use something like jet dry) I never have to worry about residue of any kind. This is top quality and helps me by saving me all the time it would take to hand wash the dishes. it is a wonder on pots and pans (you will have to remove anything stuck or burnt to the pots and pans before putting them in.) This is well worth the end results. Noise Level It is fairly quiet and never bothers me, after 9 pm it still makes too much noise 4 him to sleep. I just don't agree with him. Cleaning Time I really do not mind the time it takes although it is an appropriate amount. I just want the dishes clean and sterile. The time for this is reasonable. Loading Flexibility There are many different ways to load this for the best outcome and personal preferance. Performance As I said, this is a top notch machine. It is also made by Kenmore, a high quality company. Design A little plain, but that is my personal preference of how I like all my house hold machines and appliances. Durability I never had a problem that has needed any professional to come out. It is as good today as the day I bought it.