I grew up in a family where we had to wash our dishes off before we could put them in the dishwasher. Our dishwasher was more of a sanitizer. This dishwasher is amazing. It cleans everything. It has so much pressure that the cups often get turned over and fill up. This can be a little annoying though because then you have wet cups when you take the dishes out. It also doesn't dry the dishes all the way but overall it is a great dishwasher. Noise Level It is a really noisy one. I don't think it is a very expensive model and it gets the job done but I know there are quieter models. Cleaning Time I feel like it cleans our dishes quickly. Loading Flexibility When we first got it I didn't do a very good job loading it but recently I have noticed how much you can get into it. It can hold a lot of dishes. Last night we had a party and it holds almost all the dishes from our party. Performance Cleans really well. Could have a little better drying power. Design It is a little hard to learn to load because it has so many little pokie things (the metal pieces that stick up). Durability It isn't new and I think it will last a long time.