Though this dishwasher does fine for basic washing and moderate use, I found that it was just too loud to handle. I wear hearing aids and I thought it was excessively noisy, so that should really tell you something. It isn't a spectacular enough dishwasher to make up for that kind of sound. It was just too disruptive. Noise Level As I mentioned, it was just far too loud for my taste. It was loud enough that it made it hard to hear the TV from a room away. Cleaning Time The cleaning time is pretty average, maybe a hair slower than I would prefer. Loading Flexibility I had a little trouble fitting everything even when I wasn't cramming it full. I wish it were a little easier to fit things into it. Performance Performance is pretty average. Sometiems I had to rewash items with heavier stains on them. Design The design isn't really anything to write home about. It's not really unattractive and not really pretty. Durability It did hold up pretty well against our heavy use. We used it at least once a day, oftentimes twice, and it stayed strong.