Pros: Incredibly quiet! Amazingly clean dishes, huge capacity with smaller cabinet size. Fits flush with cabinets
Cons: Rack configuration takes some practice
I get a kick out of some reviewers that say their dishwasher does a great job of cleaning, BUT THEY pre-rinse/wash everything before they put it in, so....What is there to wash?
I, on the other hand, do absolutely NO pre-work with dishes/pots/pans, etc. EVERYTHING goes in, with just a quick shake of any loose food.
My expectation is for most everything to come perfectly clean.
I had some reservations about this dishwasher, in that it does NOT have a soft food disposer. I thought that I might have to start scraping/rinsing dishes. I was also concerned about the condensing drying.
This dishwasher has four wash cycles: Power Scrub Plus, Auto Wash, Regular, Quick Wash. It also has a "half load" option, which cuts down the water consumption for partial, lightly soiled loads. It has deltay start feature also. I mostly use the Auto Wash cycle.
My concerns have absolutely been put to rest...This dishwasher is truly amazing. The overall cabinet dimensions are smaller than my previous dishwasher, but the rack layout holds an indredible amount of dishes. It takes take some practice getting pots/pans and serving pieces in, but once you get it, you can fit far more in this machine than all the others.
This dishwasher is incredibly quiet. When I first installed it and turned it on, I thought...oh no...it is a faulty unit...NOPE...just so incredibly quiet...you just hear a gentle water noise...(and this is Bosch's noiser dishwasher!)
OK...now I "fill her up" with dirty dishes, baked on casserole dishes and pots...I figured for sure, that because of the "gently water" sound, that things would not clean well. WOW!!! EVERYTHING was perfectly clean...AMAZING!!
For the most part, everything comes out dry...Some plastic items do not dry well, but that's it.
The interior walls are stainless steel, but the bottom is a composite. It uses so little water and you only fill one detergent compartment (there IS only one!), so it uses half the detergent of my old machine.
The Power Scrub Plus and AutoWash cycles are NSF certified for sanitary dishes. There are lights to tell you that the load has been cleaned and sanitized.
Great machine at a great price!