As you have probably discovered, I love dishes and glassware. So, when I saw an add for a dishwasher that could handle 'fine china and crystal' I was definintely interested. Of course I will probably never put my older stuff in it, but it does have the cycle. It also has a "starch and cheese" cycle -- I'm not sure, but I don't think I'll ever use that one!
What brand is it? It's a Miele (pronounced Meela). Yes, it cost me my entire household budget for the next six months or so; yes, it took about a month to get it delivered, installed and the front panel made to go with the kitchen cabinets; but, so far it was worth the wait. I LOVE THIS THING. I'm still learning how to load it, and it has more 'options' than I'll ever use (and in about 30 languages) but I'm hooked.
It's crazy, I know to being this wierd about a dishwasher for cryin' out loud, but at my age, anything that tickles me this way has to a good thing. I felt the same way about the Oreck I got many years ago, the standing mixer I finally treated myself to about five years ago, and although I'm still not totally sold on the new food processor I got year before last, I think it will eventually rank right up there once I get used to it.
There is always something fun about a new appliance. But I confess, I'm still hand-washing what I have always hand washed. Oh, here it is. (now I ask you, have you EVER taken a picture of a dishwasher???? I think I've gone over the edge)
I almost forgot one of the most important things about why I was looking at this brand -- it is quiet, quiet, quiet. We can actually watch TV and even talk while it's running. Amazing.