This is a perfect sized dishwasher for a single family with a "micro-kitchen". i have very little counter space to begin with and it does take up quite a bit more counter space than i had anticipated but it makes up by holding quite a bit of dishes (4 plates 4 salad plates, 2 bowls 10 cups as well as silverware and my cooking utensils) making kitchen clean up much easier. I have had days when my tablets leave a film but once i clean out the dishwasher the film clears up on my next load of dishes. If you hate doing dishes like i do this little "guy" will be your best friend. I have now had this dishwasher for 6 months and the only major problem i am having with it is someone (i'm guessing one of my guests) broke my latch lock. I am going to have it repaired as soon as i can find my latch lock and ill be happy once again.