Friends purchased this make/model dishwasher and were Very pleased with it. They said that they could fill it with pots and pans caked with food and the dishwasher would clean everything spotlessly. My experience has Not been the same. We have to pre-wash our dishes before putting them in the dishwasher or it either cakes the food onto the plate more or moves it to another location. I don't feel like I am overfilling the dishwasher -- water should be able to reach All item, but unless the dishes are clean when they go in the dishwasher, they do not come out clean. I'm busy and wanted to just be able to load the dishwasher, run it, and unload it without having to pre-wash items to remove all food before putting them in the dishwasher and inspecting every item when it comes out to see if food is still on them. Also, for a Quiet model, it seems very noisy to me. When I think of Quiet models, I think that they should hardly be heard if at all. No, the dishwasher is not as noisy as some, but I would not label it as Quiet, either. I want a dishwasher that actually washes the dishes clean, not just a sanitizer.