We've ran maybe four loads of dishes so far. Every one has turned out great with one exception. We had a plastic container that had chicken innards (the stuff that comes inside the chicken that you pull out) previously in it. That container flipped over and retained water which also retained its smell. So the dishwasher seems to have an 'unclean' smell to it. We moved that to the top shelf and rewashed that load. But, it's tons quieter than our old machine. It disappears into the background when the AC kicks on. The loudest part of the dishwasher is its draining in to the garbage disposal, which is not its fault! With the Sani rinse option on, dishes come out dry (if plastic has a lip, a couple of drops of water will remain in the lip). The major gripe we seem to have is that it's like there are almost TOO MANY tines. Items that are short and have a 90 deg corner don't want to fall in to place. In general, however, loving it!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend