I didn't have a dishwasher in my old house so I was super excited to move into a house with a dishwasher. Obviously, I don't have a ton of experience to compare this one to. It does the job. If i use the more expensive detergents the glass comes out clean, if i use a cheaper one glass gets cloudy. I usually rinse the dishes pretty well before putting them in the dishwasher or food stays stuck to them but as long as they're rinsed well dishes come out really clean. I don't use a rinse agent and that doesn't make a huge difference. Noise Level It's not a quiet as some others, but it's background noise. It doesn't interfere with whatever else is going on Cleaning Time It seems like a long time to me but I guess that's how long it takes no matter what washer you use (according to other people I've asked). Performance Good as long as you use the more expensive detergents and rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher Design it looks good in my kitchen Durability Nothing has broken in the year we've had it and it isn't showing any wear and tear.