This dishwasher cleans dishes better than any other dishwasher I've owned. I've always been a fan of the Kitchenaid brand since their products have been superior in quality over other lines for years. I've also owned a Kenmore and Maytag dishwasher and they don't come close to the cleaning power of my Kitchenaid dishwasher. Noise Level Most of the time I forget the dishwasher is even running, because it's so quiet. I've actually gone over to check the dishwasher to make sure I remembered to turn it on, that's how quiet it is. There are a couple of times during the cleaning cycle when the dishwasher makes a sound, but it doesn't last long. Cleaning Time From start to finish it could take around an hour for the cleaning cycle to complete. It really depends on whether you choose to run the dishwasher on the high temperature scrub, which takes longer or the energy saver dry option, which is somewhat shorter. Loading Flexibility I'm able to fit a large variety of dishes, glasses, pots, and pans in the dishwasher with no problem whatsoever. I always pack it to full capacity. Performance What I love the most about this dishwasher is it doesn't matter how many dishes I pack in there, every single one comes out clean every time. I also like the fact that I don't have to pre-rinse or wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. This saves time, money, and water. I always thought it was silly to have to wash the dishes before placing them in the dishwasher. Design The design is simple, yet effective. Durability I've had this dishwasher for several years and it's still going strong. I don't think I'll have to replace it for quite some time. This dishwasher was definitely built to last.