I posted last week about my dishwasher search and thanks to all of your informed advice, I went out shopping and I think I narrowed it down. As for the Meile, we are ruling that out--really too pricey even though I am sure it is a wonderful machine, as many people said. Consumer Reports rates Bosch highly, but when I examined them in the showroom, I was concerned about the space (seems small) and the plate racks seem narrow (perhaps to hold more delicate plates vs. heavier earthenware). On a day to day basis, I realized that the ease of loading and space is important to me. So, I examined the Kitchenaids, which many people here on CH told me in my earlier post was a decent machine. I like the interior set up better--much more flexible for holding various kinds of items. We need a simple stainless steel front to match other appliances in our kitchen, so I am thinking about the KUDC03FVS. Does anyone have any knowledge about this model in particular before I head out to buy it? Might there be reasons to run in the other direction? Thanks again!