We can only compare this to the one in the apartment we lived in, or the one from 1999 that was already in the house when we bought it. Both of those were LOUD, retched machines, which spit food back up onto the tops of dishes. Anyhow, this one is super quiet in comparison, though I am quite sure the models a step up into the "Elite" category are quieter yet. We installed it ourselves, very easily, and though it is the same size as our last, old dishwasher, the tub is MUCH roomier, accommodating many more tall items, and more quantity-wise also. Hoorah! The tub is also steel, so that is awesome. Easier to clean, I feel. Though I'm so enamoured, I'm not bothering to shove food-covered dishes into the washer to test that. My ONLY complaint is the middle row of the top rack: Glasses fit great onto EVERY row EXCEPT the middle one. It's big and weird and no fitted grooves or anything to keep things steady, so if you put a glass in, then close or open the dishwasher, the dang things topple right over. It's kinda **** set up, but the rest of the washer is so darn good, I'll still 5 star it!
This dishwasher was easy to install and works beyond my expectations. It's very quite, uses less water than my old one but it was 27 years old!! Haven't had a chance/need to use the Turbo Zone. I use the 1 hr wash and haven't had anything I put in, come out dirty! A few plastic things are wet but nothing a quick towel doesn't cure. You will be more than satisfied with this dishwasher.
very well made super clean!!!!Love it!!!
Very quiet which is a big plus since we have an open floor plan - kitchen and great room. Looks nice and like not having a handle. Has the feature of letting you now when the load is complete. Lets you choose heated dry, high temp wash and sanitize. Very satisfied and would recommend to friends and family.
I bought this model for my 85 year old mother when her old one died. While it is overkill for her, I wanted her to have a nice stainless steel interior. While it is a very nice machine with lots of features and cleans well, it has two flaws. One, the door is very hard to open....you have to really tug on it, with no release clamp in the handle. Two, it leaves a lot of moisture on the inside. True, its manual says to use "rinse aid", but that shouldn't be needed this much! I returned it for a cheaper model with an easy to open door. Thankfully, Sears was very cooperative.
Outstanding ease of stacking cups in upper basket which adjusts for height of glasses and taller items to make loading easyer.
My 25+ yr old dishes look and feel just like new! The new dishwasher is so quiet you hardly even know it is on. (I used to wait to run the old one when I went to bed because I couldn't hear the TV with the dishwasher running) I am very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend it.
While this is a good choice overall, you should bear a few things in mind. For instance, while the picture on the website shows the vent on the left front, the one we got has it on the upper left side of the door, which means steam is vented directly onto the adjoining cabinet. For that reason, the installer suggested I brush some sealer onto the cabinet face to protect it from moisture. I opted instead to install a plastic corner guard, which seems to be doing the trick. Second, there's no actual handle, and you accordingly have to pull on a cutout in the control panel to open the dishwasher, which tends to flex the panel somewhat. Although most of the cycles are admittedly long as is the case with all energy saver dishwashers these days, I've found that the one hour wash coupled with the heated dry option is more than adequate to clean the dishes. Give it a try yourself and see what you think. With the drying option, the whole process takes about an hour and a half.