Pros: energy efficent, compact, cleans dishes well
Cons: Have to be careful not to overfill the detergent well
This machine is small, but big enough to comfortably accommodate my household of two (and could handle a third). Cleans dishes as well as if done by hand in almost all cases. Could be quieter but isn't overly loud (after not having a dishwasher at all, it's hard to judge). It was very easy to install (small enough to fit in back of my Volvo and light enough to lift out by myself) as well as simple to hook up. I have had no problems after 18 months of use. I love it!