This is my 4th dishwasher in 19 years. The first two lasted about the first 18.5 years (a little over 9 years for each). Then I had returned a Bosch that I had for 2 months while waiting for this Frigidaire to come in. My Frididaire was on back order. And it was worth the wait! I replaced the Bosch with this great dishwasher. My dishes, plates, bowls come out very dry at the end of the cycle. Very little water will pools on bottoms of those cups that have the curves in them. But, during the dry cycle, I can also do a very light 10 second shake on them, and when the drying is over, they are dry and I am simply waiting on them to cool off. This dishwasher's drying is the best of all 4 dishwashers that I ever owned.
Now for the racking…. I can fit my tall pot in it. Yes! And my dishes fit so well in it. My typical items that I put in here are Correlle dishes and bowls, pyrex bowls (both round and rectangular) large and medium tupperware cups, large and medium glass and metal mixing bowls. I can even put the large, round, glass microwave dish that came with the microwave on the far left of the bottom rack!
When I have a greasy large pot, after I wipe it off with a paper towel which I throw away, I can stick it in my dishwasher and know that it is going to come out clean and sterile. It does a great job on cleaning everything in the dishwasher including a greasy pot. It takes about 2 hours for the full wash and dry cycle to complete for the selections I choose. I can easily fit all of my dish ware in it. There is a lot of flexibility with the tines on the bottom rack and putting large bowls that I used to mix meatloaf or other things in it. You can see the display and the countdown until the dishwasher cycle is done. This is very helpful. It is very quiet. We did have the installer move it out a little which made it a little less quiet, but I can still hear the TV and carry on a conversation on the phone or in the kitchen while it is running. I still consider it to be very quiet. But I can hear it working away on cleaning my dishes so I know, by sound, as to what it is doing and can intervene if I need, like in the dry cycle. I haven't had a problem with spots. I use Finish. I also make sure that I turn my faucet on and wait for the water to get as hot as it can before turning on my dishwasher. This usually helps with spots and ensures a clean load of dishes. This is by far the best dishwasher that I have ever owned. I highly recommend it.
The only thing I do not like is that it does not have a steel tub. I would have liked that. In retrospect, I might pay a little more for a similar model with a stainless tub. The reason I went a little cheaper is that my experience is that it probably is only going to last 9 years. I had top of the line models before… and they just didn't last. But, I really like the quality of this one so hopefully I get more than 9 years!
Also, it does have a nice screen on the bottom which helps with keeping it clean or nothing flying around and getting lost by the sprayer.