We’ve had this dishwasher for eight years. It was here when we moved into the house, so the previous owner probably had it for about four years. In all that time, we’ve never had to have it worked on, and it’s never given us a bit of trouble.
It has multiple cycles for different types of loads of dirty dishes -- pots and pans, for example. You can also choose whether to have the cycle heated dry or just stop and dry without heat.
It always does a really good job, even with dried on or caked on food. The dishes never come out anything less than clean. We sometimes get water spots, but that’s certainly the fault of our hard water more than it’s the fault of our dishwasher.
The dishwasher has a little spring-lidded cup on the inside of the door which can hold one or two “doses” of dishwashing liquid. We always use the little dissolvable plastic packs of gel dishwasher liquid, but they fit into this cup just fine.
The dishwasher has two trays or racks (upper and lower) and has a detachable holder for silverware. The detachable silverware holder is nice because when we unload, we can carry it over to our silverware drawer and set it there. The racks can’t really be adjusted and they have to be loaded in a certain way.
Our biggest glasses can only fit on the right hand side of the upper rack, and our largest baking sheet can only fit on the left hand side of the lower rack. Quite a smart design.
If there were any drawback to this dishwasher, it would be this: it’s not the quietest, although it isn’t so loud to drown you out or drive you out if you wanted to talk to someone in the kitchen while it’s on.