I have had this machine for a few years and have been extremely happy with it's performance. Energy Efficiency Very energy efficient - especially compared to my last set Cleaning Time It only takes 27 minutes for a quick clean which is a huge time saver and it does a great job! Performance Everything from the quick wash cycle to the sanitation cycle make this a great machine for my use. This machine has not had a mildew/sour smell like some machines get. Ease of Use The controls are easy to use. Once the machine starts it can be stopped to add additional 'forgotten' items...even when the tub is filled with water. Design The simple, clean design makes it adaptable to various spaces. I enclosed my set in a custom cabinet to look like a serving area to match the nearby kitchen cabinets/counter. When I entertain people think it's a beverage area/dry bar and don't realize the washer and dryer are hidden behind the lower doors. Durability Very satisfied. I've had this machine since it first came on the market and have had no problems whatsoever. No maintenance or troubleshooting has had to be performed.