After researching various manufacturers, we chose this model because it had the most features available for the price. The entire inside of the tub is stainless steel, which will prevent mold, food buildup, etc. and the racks are epoxy-coated which will prevent rusting. I can put dried-on food or day-old dishes straight into this dishwasher and the steam option will power off any food residue, cleaning the dishes perfectly and completely. The machine is so quiet that at first I didn't realize whether or not it was actually running. No more yelling back and forth over a noisy dishwasher in the kitchen - this has one of the most quiet-running motors you can find. It does take a bit longer to complete a cleaning cycle than some other machines, but the end results are definitely worth the wait. The door stays open to wherever you put it, making loading and unloading easier. The top rack is easily adjusted to raise or lower, allowing you to accommodate larger dishes/pans. A built-in stainless steel chopper pulverizes food so that pre-rinsing is not necessary. Noise Level Extremely quiet! Cleaning Time Takes a bit longer, but the dishes are spotless! Loading Flexibility Adjustable racks, easy-open door. Performance Super cleaning power - no need to pre-rinse dishes! Cleans even stubborn, baked-on food! Design Sleek, elegant, innovative.