I have been very satisfied with this dishwasher. I always set it at 1/2 cycle even though the washer if totally full. They ALWAYS come out perfectly clean. Could be a bit quieter but it is still quieter than a different brand I used to have! Very happy and would recommend. The price was on sale too so it was a good deal. So far, I have had no problems with it and I have had it a couple years. Noise Level Quiet but wish it was even quieter. I have to say it is definitely quieter than a competitors model which I had prior to the Bosch. Cleaning Time Since I only put it on half load - even when full it is just the right time to clean and they always come out clean even with a full load. On occasion I will put it on for a full load when I have exceptionally dirty dishes such as a holiday. For only two people the half load seems like plenty of time to wash our dishes. Loading Flexibility Easy to load. Very simple design - I have seen other Bosch designs that have three trays which is real nice. I would get that design years down the road when my current washer kicks the bucket. Who knows, maybe it will outlive me. Performance Dishes always come out clean and have no streaks. It performs better than past dishwashers I have owned. Design Design is simple with bottom rack and top rack. Would like it if it had a top rack that you can lay down knives/long utensils which I have seen on more upgraded models. I like the silver interior even though the outside is white. Durability After 2 years still working well; no problems. I hope to own it for many more years.