I love my kitchen helper. It sits right next to the sink, it holds several pots and pans for the lower basket as well as gets them thoroughly clean. The top shelf gets just as clean whether I do a pre-clean or just set them into the dishwasher all used and dirty. It is quiet and efficient. I also love the 4 hr delay cycle so the dishwasher can run while the family is asleep. The dishwasher is easy to use, and easy for my kids to help with chores Noise Level Not noisy at all. Very quiet. I can run the machine while the family is sleep and it never wakes anyone up. Cleaning Time Cleaning time is long but you can control this with the type of wash you require for the type of dishes you placed in the washer to be cleaned. Loading Flexibility I like the flexibility of removing the silverware basket, and the racks pull in and out very easily. Performance Dishes get clean inside and out. I have not had to do a second clean or rewash of the dishes.