This washing machine is great. It is quiet, cleans cloths well and holds a lot in each load. Energy Efficiency This is the only washing machine I've ever owned so I don't know a lot about the energy efficiency but my bills are not outrageous. I know it only uses enough water to get the weight of the cloths clean, so it saves water, which will save energy to heat and just it. Cleaning Time A normal load that I run takes almost an hour, longer than my previous top loading washers but it isn't outrageous. Performance It cleans the clothes very well, always leaves things fresh and noticeably cleaner. Ease of Use very easy to set and use. I usually don't change the setting but when I do it is very easy to do. Design Very sleek and stylish. It is very modern looking and a good height too to work from. Durability It is very durable, I haven't had any problems with it and I've owned it for over a year and a half.