This is the best dishwasher I have owned. Cleans well and is very quiet. I love the ease of loading and emptying - no more crouching down! This thing can handle everyday dishes as well as large serving pieces. Does a great job on pans also. Now that it's just my husband and me at home, the top compartment only is the way to go. Bottom will be great for holidays, but one drawer is enough for the two of us. I have had no issues with this machine and have owned it for over 5 years now. I would never go back to a traditional dishwasher.