Update. I ended up having quite a war with this dishwasher for the first month or so that we owned it.
Rob R. wrote:One thing I have already noticed - the dishwasher came with two pouches of Cascade detergent. I used them up, and was surprised at the spots/film left on the stainless interior. Switched back to our trusty "Finish" brand tablets, and everything looks brand new once again.
The "Finish" tablets worked good for about a week, then the white film returned. I tried several other brands of detergent, more detergent, less, more rise aid, but the white film persisted. A few oz. of vinegar would clean things up nicely, but that seemed like a poor solution. I had our water tested, and that was not an issue. Finally, I decided to try some "all natural" detergent made by Seventh Generation. That was in January...and the dishwasher has been working perfectly ever since. We use 1/2 tablespoon of detergent per load, and everything comes out spotless. http://www.seventhgeneration.com/dishwa ... rgent?v=52
Something else I have noticed is a change in our electric bill. For the last 9 months or so we have used 14% less electric than the two years prior. No other changes in appliances or routine. Not sure if the dishwasher is responsible for the change, but I'll take it either way.