Having gone through several dishwashers in a relatively few number of years I basically assumed that dishwashers could only do so much as far as cleaning my dishes. It was up to me to rinse (usually with soapy water) my dishes before loading them into the unit. I guess I thought that they would wind up more sanitary than just washing by hand. I had even gotten to the point that many times I would just wash the dishes and only use the dishwasher to rinse and store the clean dishes.
My husband decided to get me a good dishwasher for Christmas and on the advice of a friend he splurged and bought the Bosch dishwasher. I couldn't believe that he spent that kind of money on a dishwasher but being a gift, I certainly wasn't about to question him.
I was in for a real surprise and an education in what constitutes a clean dish. The dishes came out so squeaky clean and the silverware looked like they had been polished. Even the inside of the stainless steel dishwasher just shines when you open the door on a freshly finished load of clean dishes.
The unit is easy to load with lots of closing baskets to hold small items and adjustable racks to accomodate different sized dishes. And you don't have to worry about the placement of the really dirty ones as the unit has sprayers placed throughout the dishwasher to assure all dishes receive the same cleaning. It even heats the water to the most effective temperature to clean well so I don't have to worry about keeping my hot water heater set to a really high temperature.
My favorite feature is how quiet this dishwasher is. I have even opened it mid-cycle because it was so quiet I didn't realize it was running. The one thing that I dislike is the dinging over and over to tell you the load is finished. It is annoying enough that I stop whatever I am doing to go and open the door of the dishwasher just to make the dinging stop.
Overallthough, I really like this dishwasher very much and I now see that it is well worth the extra money to get a really good quality dishwasher.