This washer is really nothing special- no gadgets or gizmos that really set it apart from the other competitors out there. However, it does work. And it works well. The dishes are completely clean, no smudges or food residue left behind, which is wonderful. The plates are completely dry after the heat cycle- nothing is more annoying than wet plates after running the dishwasher. The interface is easy to use, and the structure is functional- not anything really pretty. My seven year old can operate this dishwasher, so it's a pretty basic but easy to use product. This is a simple black, and it does get smudged pretty easily, but it doesn't look too bad. If you are looking for a shiny, beautiful looking dishwasher with its quirks and tassels, forget it. But if you want something that works, fairly low on the noise level, and a kitchen staple, I'd recommend this dishwasher to you.