Hotpoint model HDA3230Z02WW
I have a Hotpoint model HDA3230Z02WW dishwasher. It is the original equipment that came with my home so I didn't have any input in choosing this unit. I've been in my home ten years now and this appliance continues to work fine.
It has two racks, an upper and lower one. There is just space on the upper rack for cups and glasses. The lower rack is designed for plates, dishes and other large items. The space between the two racks is quite big and can accommodate a large platter.
I have a family of four this unit can handle about a full day's worth of dishes. If we have guests or have a particularly dish heavy day, I might need to run the dish washer twice.
The heating element that is used to power dry the dishes is located underneath the lower tray but I've never had any issues with melted plastic products.
When it is running, this dish washer is not very quiet. Since my living is close to my kitchen, we always have to turn the television up when the dish washer is running. Total wash cycle is about one hour, just long enough to annoy your for an entire episode of Top Gear.The dishwasher generally cleans the dishes quite well and I am satisfied, if not impressed, with the unit.