Word A Day–Vouch

This will be my last post of 2011, and the last Word A Day for me. Nancy is ready to try something new for 2012, so the last day of the last month of 2011 will be the last prompt. Now, down to business:

I would like to get your input. Do you have a dishwasher brand you would vouch for? I was out shopping today, and there are so many brands available, I would appreciate your experience with the appliance that takes doing dishes off your hands. 

Are there features you love, or wish you’d gotten?
What color? Stainless steel is the current trend, but my other appliances are black. It is situated near the stove, which will probably be the next appliance to be replaced.

Thanks for your help!