Excerpt: This dishwasher is very loud and obnoxious, but it cleans very well. I like the 1-hour mode, it gets the job done in a short amount of time. The heated dry doesn't work too well, so once the dishes are clean I'll pull out both of the racks and let them air dry.
Excerpt: I have had my Amana dishwasher for 3 years now and it is still running strong. I don't have any water quality issues such as hard water or mineral-rich water, so I cannot speak to how it would fare in those conditions.
For a super cheap dishwasher, it gets the job done
20 September 2013
Excerpt: The Amana built-in dishwasher (we have the model that is black) works okay. It is not super durable or very high-quality, but it works better than the dishwasher we replaced. We live in a rental house, and this is the model the landlord picked to replace our old broken dishwasher.
Summary: My previous Maytag just quit ( the soft touch panel would not allow switching on). I had only used it 20 times but it was 3 yesrs old so no warranty and not worth repairing. I asked my appliance dealer for a basic model.