Amazingly fresh clothes without wasting water! This smart washing machine uses load-sensing to make sure it uses the right amount of water for the clothes you are washing. You can tell it what type of clothes (or blankets) you are washing and how dirty they are and it will use the best cycle for them. You can also customize your cycle and use the settings you think are best! And by customize i mean FULLY customize! You can pick from cold, cool, warm, warmer, and hot water for each part of the cycle. You can also designate light, normal, or heavy soil. Load your High Efficiency (HE) concentrated detergent in the pull out drawer, fill the bleach cup if you like and tell it to go. The drum will spin part way around and do a little wiggle to sense the weight of the load; it does this a few more times and then starts adding water to the exact volume needed to clean your clothes the best. No wasted water and no wasted time - most loads take less than half an hour. The spin cycle is so powerful they come out mostly dry already. There is also a neat magnetic door stop where you can leave the door slightly open to prevent mold and mildew buildup on the inside by allowing it to dry in between uses. You can also get a handy drawer to go underneath and lift the unit up to a nice comfortable height. Energy Efficiency Very efficient with water, probably with electricity as well. Cleaning Time 30 minutes or less for most loads. Performance Works great, clothes smell great! Ease of Use Very easy, highly customizable if desired. Design Very nice to look at, no need to hide it in a closet. Durability Still new but so far so good.