It cleans my clothes well. The spin cycle really gets a lot of the water out, decreasing the dry time needed. However, I feel like it has longer wash cycles than my top loader did. I also have to be extra careful not to use too much detergentor and always use he detergent) or I will have to rinse the load again. Energy Efficiency My light bill stays low no matter how many loads of laundry I wash. Cleaning Time Cleaning cycles are long, and I often have to do an extra rinse cycle. Performance It gets my clothes clean. I rarely ever have issues with unbalanced loads. The spin cycle removes a lot of the extra water making dry times faster. It usually gets stains out well on the first was. I just wish the wash cycles were a little faster! Ease of Use The settings are simple and easy to understand. Design It's relatively small, but still holds a lot of clothes. It looks nice and sophisticated. Durability I have had no issues with this machine. It has held up well through many loads of laundry.