I love our dishwasher. You can barely hear it running and I have never had to wash something twice because it didn't get clean the first time. I really recommend this whirlpool dish washer. Noise Level The reason we purchased a new dishwasher was because we could not even hold a conversation with our old dishwasher. This one is very quiet, we don't need to blare our TV the sound. I could not be happier. Cleaning Time I guess I am not super picky about how fast this cleans our dishes. I run about one load per day. Honestly, it could take as long as it wanted. I am happy with the amount of time it takes to wash the dishes, maybe about 45 minutes. Loading Flexibility I guess if I had any complaints about this machine it would be the types of things that can fit in the machine. I bake a lot and have a lot of large bowls. I typically just hand wash them, because I can't fit anything else in the bottom with my big bowls. Performance This whirlpool is great, gets ALL my dishes clean the first time. No need to re wash any of my dishes. Even the myriad of child sippy cups, this dishwasher gets all the 'stuff' out of the lids. Design I like the design, it just looks like a dishwasher. Nothing fancy. I prefer the controls on the front top of the dishwasher versus on the top lip of the dishwasher. The price was the most important thing about this, so the looks are not as important. Durability Super durable! Let me just say my three year old bangs her tricycle into this daily and you would never know. Need I say more? Ha! It is really easy to keep clean and wipe of the front, and can take a beating in a home with children.