This is probably not the best dishwasher on the market, but I really like it because it fits so nicely in my kitchen. When I redesigned my kitchen, I had lots more options for my design by using an 18 inch wide dishwasher instead of the standard 24 inches. I could not find another small dishwasher at a reasonable price. I may run this dishwasher more often than I would a big dishwasher, but that works for me. I can fit 10 plates, 6 bowls, lots of silverware and lots of glasses in one load. Noise Level This dishwasher is noisy during the first 20 minutes or so. If I have the TV on, it drowns out the noise, but I am really not a fan of the noise, so I've just gotten in the habit of running the dishwasher at night. In the morning, the dishes have been washed and are cool enough to empty. Cleaning Time I was very unhappy with how long it takes to run a load of dishes---about 50 minutes; however, I think that is pretty standard. Loading Flexibility There are not a lot of options for how to load this dishwasher. I can wash, for example, a big bowl, but that is going to take up the space for about three cereal bowls, so because this is smaller if I do wash something really bit I am not washing that much else. Performance This dishwasher does a good job of cleaning dishes, but it does not do a great job on really dirty or baked on messes.