The two most important things I was looking for in a dishwasher were energy efficiency and high temperature wash system. I guess this seems contradictory, but even though I was looking for energy efficiency, I was also looking for a dishwasher capable of sanitizing, if necessary. This is a big family and any means to keep germs from spreading is not only appreciated, but necessary. This dishwasher has that and many more features making it an outstanding purchase for my home. A really nice feature is that it washes with approximately one half the amount of water and energy that my old dishwasher used. Noise Level This is the quietest dishwasher I have ever owned. The dishwasher is equipped with a "Quiet" package and sound-reducing insulation which allows me to run the dishwasher without it interfering with homework time or TV time. Cleaning Time There is an eco-cleaning cycle when I need to just get a smaller load washed quickly, but also has a normal one hour cycle. If I want a longer wash time, I can program the dishwasher to wash during the night. If I chose that, it rinses the dishes and then holds them for washing later. Loading Flexibility Tall or oddly shaped items can be loaded on either rack. The silverware basket is movable from the bottom rack to the door. Design Classy design and I was able to get it in white. It also comes in stainless steel, biscuit, and black. Durability I just have no complaints about this dishwasher at all. It does the job I want it to do when I want it to do it. The dishes always come out clean and shiny.