This washing machine has been a very good one. I have 5 people, including 3 children, in my household, so we have lots of laundry and it has really kept our clothes clean and in good shape. I am on a tight budget so I do a lot of hand me downs. This washer has helped with that. Cleaning Time It's very time efficient. Performance My friend has a new front load washer and even though I have had mine top load for a few years, mine seems to work just as well as hers does. The clothes always come out clean every time and I am very satisfied. Ease of Use This washing machine is very easy to use. The simplicity of the wash options is nice. It is not confusing like some can be. Design I love simple things. It is easy to operate and I love the top load! Durability I have had mine for years and I have never had a single problem with it! I have a husband that works on coal trucks and I have 3 little boys, so I have lots and lots of dirty clothes to wash and it has always cleaned them well no matter what I put it through.