We have owned this Frigidaire dishwasher for 6 years! (I suppose it is about time for this supposedly invincible machine to need replaced, although it's not showing signs of that at all! It truly looks and functions like it did new! It is NSF certified, meaning it sanitizes 99.9% of bacteria...that is so important to me, and I truly sense more cleanliness compared to the last one I owned. Noise Level My house is ridiculously thin-walled, and my two-year-old son's room is beside the kitchen; his bed being no more than 6 feet away. He is an extremely light sleeper and I run the dishes all the time while he sleeps. It has never in two years woken him. This really says something, because if you open the fridge, he'll usually wake! Cleaning Time Very average- no complaint. Depending on the cycle you choose, it runs 1.5-2 hrs. Loading Flexibility It comes equipped with a removable silverware holder, and multiple spaces for plates, large and small, including a handy option on both upper and lower racks to fold the rows of spindles down, allowing space for larger or awkwardly shaped items. Performance I would say it does a very good job getting the dishes clean! No extra scrubbing required. Design Looks very professional and sleek with my matching kitchen appliances. Durability As mentioned, I wonder if and when it will ever break!