Cleans well even on light setting
We installed this Kitchen Aid dishwasher about a year ago. I have found that it cleans just as well on the light setting as the normal or heavy setting. I am more concious of conserving hot water and energy and was surprised at how well it cleans on the lighter dishwashing settings. I like the material that the inside racks are made of. I know it's a no-no, but I put my good knives in the top rack with no problems, My other dishwasher racks got tore up a bit by the knives. My only complaints would be that the dishsoap dispenser does not open all the way up each time and so we have a sticky gooey mess on the door a couple times a week. When this happens, the dishes still look clean. The other thing is that the rinse agen nob on the door does not stay on securely no matter how hard you tighten it and it has been replaced at my expense twice so far. Both times it melted on the heating element. I don't use a rinse agent anymore because of this.