The dishwasher isn't the best but it's not the worst. It does the job we need. Noise Level I usually choose the fastest option because we usually run the dishwasher at night and I'm a light sleeper. However, it's not very loud if you are sure no dishes are going to be jostling against each other. Cleaning Time There are options. So if you go with standard it takes HOURS but saves electricity and water. It also has a one hour option if you decide to skip the heated drying. Loading Flexibility I like the two cleaning wands and it also has flexibility in changing the height of the two racks. I was enthralled with that option, except that you have to do it before there are any dishes in the machine because it's four different tabs on each rack that you'll need to adjust. Performance But it needs rinse aid or vinegar- at least for us. The water is hard here and the dishes are cloudy unless you use it. The rinse aid has a clear gauge so you can see how much you've put in there.