So far, I really like this dishwasher. I had hoped it would dry a little better -- my old GE dishwasher used to dry very well. This one does pretty well, and better than most other models I've experienced at friends' or relatives' houses. But there is still a bit of water on some items that I have to dry off before putting away. Other than that, I really like the dishwasher. It cleans well, and it looks very nice in my kitchen! Even the inside when I'm loading it - impressive and sleek! I haven't tried the SmartDispense technology since my husband insists we use up our gel packets first - but I will update when I have more experience with the dishwasher.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend