I really hate to spend money on something like a washing machine so when my washer needed replacing I started searching. Everything seemed so expensive. I knew nothing about the brand Hasier, but it appears to be the newer one in electronics. Thus far works great, does what I wanted (cleans clothes) and is fairly quiet and it was cheap compared to other washers. Energy Efficiency This inexpensive machine is quieter than the old one it replaced. I would like it to hold a little more water but it is one of those things built in to conserve water so I'm okay with that. Cleaning Time I have to be honest here, I have never sat down and timed how long it took for my washer to go through a complete cycle. This one doesn't seem to take any longer than any other machine. Performance What I do consider important in a washer is how clean are the clothes and this inexpensive machine does a great job of cleaning. Ease of Use It is a very simple machine to operate and does not offer a lot of bells and switches but that's fine with me. Design I wasn't looking for a fancy machine, it goes in my laundry room. I just wanted a machine that washes the clothes, was inexpensive and this machine is what I was looking for. It looks like a washing machine and it cleans my clothes and it was quite inexpensive. Durability I haven't had this machine long enough to judge it but at the price I paid I could replace it two or three times so I'm happy and would recommend this machine based on performance and price.