This is a nice Sears kenmore front loading washer. It's not a top of the line washer but it works very well for my needs. There are five different temperature settings for almost every kind of clothes which is nice. It spins at 1200 RPM's on the spin cycle which helps get the clothes much dryer faster. Kind of nice. Energy Efficiency It has an energy express setting which can get a load done in about twenty four minutes. That's nice if you don't have a lot of time. Cleaning Time I never timed the normal cycle but the express cycle is under twenty five minutes. Performance It cleans the clothes pretty well but it depends on which kind of detergent you use too. I use an earth friendly detergent and am not sure it gets clothes as clean as a standard detergent. I like the green products myself. Ease of Use It's one of those things where you need to read the directions to work this. Design I love the front loaders as I think they work better than the top loaders. I would never go back to the old top loader washers. Durability I have no idea how durable this is because it's pretty new. However I got the extended warranty from Sears so I have no concerns.