We purchased this dishwasher 5 years ago when we remodeled our kitchen. It's a great dishwasher quite, energy efficient, and durable. We have a active family and it stands up to all the activity. And I must say we have two rambunctious boys and their not so easy on the appliances.. but this still looks and runs like the day we bought it. Noise Level Quiet for the most part unless we have a lot of pans in it. Maybe that our boys load the dishwasher sometimes and their not the best at making sure everything is put in just so kind of gets thrown in there from time to time. lol But overall I don't notice it running. Cleaning Time Doesn't take long to clean pretty fast. Loading Flexibility I'd say its very flexible on loading as I stated earlier my boys sometimes just stick stuff where ever and we never have a problem with everything fitting and getting clean. Performance Performs really well. Design like the design it's stainless steel and it doesn't get fingerprints all over it so a plus. and the inside is nice and roomy to fit everything in, in one load. Durability Two teenage boys need I say more. LOL But seriously this thing seems to be standing up to the test of time.