We bought a brand new house. We had an allowance to purchase our oven and refrigerator but the dishwasher was already installed. I was told then that is was of decent quality, sturdy and I would be happy with it. Wrong! It doesn't clean my dishes properly whether it's half full or packed. The food that is left on the dishes after the cycle is done is worse then baked on food. I have to let it soak in the sink for a few hours. When I start the dishwasher I have to slam the door shut, sometimes multiple times, before it realizes the door is closed. I went through several different soaps before finding one that it likes. Otherwise the soap door would stay closed, not releasing the soap into the washer... gross. Overall, the worse dishwasher I have ever owned. I wish I was allowed to purchase one of my choosing way back when. Now I'm just waiting for this thing to completely break on it's own. I'm sure it will be soon. Noise Level It's ridiculously noisy. If we are in the living room watching television or on the phone it is difficult to hear with this dishwasher running in the back ground. I typically run it as I'm leaving the house in the morning or right as we are getting ready for bed. Cleaning Time It takes about 3 hours to go through all the cycles and drying time. Loading Flexibility If i want to add dishes besides plates or bowls on the bottom rack it takes up so much room. It's easier if I hand wash that bulky or awkward item then to take away space from the plates and bowls. Performance It doesn't do a superb job of cleaning some of the tougher foods on the silverware, plates or bowls. It leaves a weird film on my glass drinking glasses. Design It's okay. Durability It's survived 7 years... unfortunately.