The KitchenAid KDPE234 is a step up from KitchenAid's most economical dishwasher. The main differences between the KDPE234 and the more economical unit is the racks, which allow for more adjustability. It also has a third rack for silverware. It's very quiet, using a European-style washable filter. It's quiet at 46 decibels. There are special cycles such as ProWash, Express Wash, China/Crystal and Rinse Only. It also has options such as sanitizing, Extended Heat Dry and a delay. It looks great with a sleek pocket handle and can blend in with most kitchen styles.