I am not impressed with this washing machine. The clothes take FOREVER to wash (at least an hour on NORMAL mode, you can't fit much in it because they'll start falling out of the front, and when you're done washing, you have to carefully take out a few items at a time or else your freshly washed clothes will end up on the floor. Energy Efficiency Seems to use the same amount of energy as any other washer I've owned. Cleaning Time Takes an HOUR on NORMAL mode! I tend to stick to very small loads, which takes about half an hour. Performance The clothes get very clean. This washer even removes pet hair, which can be a hassle to wash away with other washers I've tried. Ease of Use Very easy to use. Design The front loading feature is a total pain. You can't fit much into the washer, because clothes will start falling out, and when your clothes are clean, they tend to fall onto the floor as you're trying to pull them out to put them into the dryer. Durability I've had a few mechanical hiccups since I've owned this washer, but no major repairs have been made thus far.