It's wonderful in terms of capacity and the fact that it's a top loader with HE capability. However, it's rather noisy. I hope I'll just get used to the noise. Cleaning Time All HE washers tend to take a long time. Performance It does get a lot of water out of the clothes so that drying time is minimal. Durability It's too early to tell. If it doesn't last 10 years or so, it'll be my only Kenmore purchase ever.