My husband and I bought this dishwasher, because we had one in our house when we first moved in. After that machine died (and I don't know how old it was), we bought the same one again. The dishwasher is a good one for the price. It is pretty and quiet. The dishes get washed very well. There are bad sides to owning this machine and any other Bosch product. The machine did break down. Since it was a Bocsh, the parts to fix it were triple the cost of the parts to fix other brand names. The reason that our repair man gave was that they are not common. You (or the repair man) have to go to a specialty place to get the correct parts. Another thing that is bad is that the machine does not work well with the powder dish soap, so you have to buy the exspensive soap. The last problem is that the washing cycle is very long, but there is a shorter cycle option that you can choose. Overall I have been happy with this product though.
Grosse Pointe, MI