I have had this washer for approximately one year. I purchased it when I moved into my apartment. I have nothing, but good things to say about this washer. It was inexpensive, it provides quality cleaning, and is easy to use. Energy Efficiency I have not noticed a significant change in my electric bill due to running the washer. Cleaning Time This washer takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to do one extra large load of laundry with a double rinse. I do not think this is bad at all. I can get a load of laundry done in two hours if I stay on top of it. Performance I think this washer does an excellent job removing stains, keeping colors bright, and freshening the clothes. I have never had any issues with getting a stain out of my son's clothes, the colors stay turn on the clothes, and my clothes look, feel, and smell clean. Ease of Use This washer is very easy to use. It has a knob for the size of the load. It has a knob for rinse/extra rinse. It has a knob for cycle preference. I like the fact that you can double rinse your clothes after using fabric softener as my son as very sensitive skin and I want to make sure all of the detergent and fabric softener is removed before he wears the clothes. Design The design is simplistic which I really like. You have your knobs on the back and the top loader is easy to use. It is plain, but I like it. Durability I have had no issues with my washer in the year that I have owned it. i do approximately six loads a laundry per week so my washer gets a lot of use.