We lived in a house years ago where the only upgrade was this KitchenAid Dishwasher. It was the most amazing appliance I had used! When we moved, we built a home with an upgraded DW from the builder. It wasn't as quiet and didn't clean as well. This KitchenAid dishwasher is so versatile for loading from family breakfast, to family dinner, including pots and pans, and then great for after entertaining with holders for wine glasses and adjustable top rack for fitting serving trays and pots. It also elminates small food particles, where other dishwashers throw them around and they end up stuck to the glasses. My sons now load the dishwasher for me, and I never have to worry about how well they did it, because the machine always produces clean dishes! It's also one of the quietest dishwashers I've owned. :) I just had to have this dishwasher again, and we are very pleased with the results. Users Manual is online, but didn't come with product, and the controls can be tricky, but it's not a big problem. I printed out the manual.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend