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OMG, It's BACK! (POD 4/14/13: GE Mobile Maid SM 500)
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Post# 672680   4/14/2013 at 09:32 (1,895 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Post# 672686 , Reply# 1   4/14/2013 at 10:41 (1,895 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
What were they thinking?

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Over 9 feet of continuous custom(really ugly) cabinet space and no room for a built-in dishwasher. Well, at least Mommie and Sissies' dresses match. Wouldn't want to wash the China in schmattot.


Another top loader I'd love to have.

Post# 672842 , Reply# 2   4/15/2013 at 03:57 (1,894 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
"Opportunity favors the unprepared mind."

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"Yes, the right ad (that I was looking for)at the wrong time (I was running late for work & even had to call in for Tardiness)..."

But after searching through my Adobe reader I finally found the POD (albeit a not so large size) so I properly saved it after all!

"Over 9 feet of continuous custom(really ugly) cabinet space and no room for a built-in dishwasher." -- 'bajaespuma'

Yes, yet another speculation which makes me wonder what the rest of the appliances (and furniture)in that household might be like! (The cars they drive, too!)

More I'd never thought of...!

-- Dave

Post# 672843 , Reply# 3   4/15/2013 at 04:04 (1,894 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
POD (albeit a not so large size)

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Oooh, found a way to take the ad out of the "frame"...!

Thanks, guys!

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Post# 672859 , Reply# 4   4/15/2013 at 06:51 (1,894 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Ken, you would not want to interrupt those ugly fake ancient barn siding cabinets with a dishwasher and mess up the old timey farm kitchen look. There's probably an out-of-the-way nook to hide this modern convenience when it is not messing up the time trip attempt by being at the sink. There is one way that it does go with the farm kitchen look: if there are manure caked boots on the porch outside, they match this POS dishwasher on the inside.

Post# 672937 , Reply# 5   4/15/2013 at 14:08 (1,894 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Hey, this POS dishwasher is one I would love to get my hands on. And besides, it's the best thing about this fever-dream of a kitchen. Yikes!

Post# 672973 , Reply# 6   4/15/2013 at 17:06 (1,894 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Ken, while I maintain that any dishwasher is beter than no dishwasher, with a few tragic exceptions, this is not worthy of your collection. I have known too many people with this style GE and the washing ability or rather the disposal of particles sucks. Wish the drain pump sucked as well as the overall performance. Is it for a "Where GE Went Off the Rails" section of your collection?

Post# 673515 , Reply# 7   4/17/2013 at 16:04 (1,892 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        
vintage GE portable dishwasher

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Post# 673687 , Reply# 8   4/18/2013 at 07:44 (1,891 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
GEs Frist Wash-Arm DWs

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While interesting machines were very lame in overall cleaning performance. My brother and I had a TL portable and my parents had a TOL 1966 BI model and unless you let almost no food soil get in those DWs you found bits of it allover the dishes etc when the cycle was over. When CRs did thier big tests of DWs in 1966 the GEs were in about the last group with the heading  While the following DWs are inferior in overall cleaning performance to the preceding machines, never the less some consumers may still find then satisfactory, [ meaning if you rinse everything, LOL ] And remember that CRs labs are in an area of the country with very good water conditions, something that I think still skews some of their ratings upward.

Post# 798709 , Reply# 9   12/12/2014 at 08:39 (1,288 days old) by DaveAmKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
GE Mobile Maid SM 500: P.O.D. 12/12/14

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Post# 798726 , Reply# 10   12/12/2014 at 12:10 (1,288 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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That lady looks like she's wearing a size 14 on her left foot. There's a store here that sells fashionable clothing and accessories for drag queens. If you asked for a size 14 stilletto they'd say "what color?"

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Post# 798795 , Reply# 11   12/12/2014 at 19:24 (1,288 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Well since this thread was reanimated...

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Have to say we have no problems cleaning performing wise with our GE Mobile Maid. It certainly out performs the more modern Kenmore/Frigidaire 18" portable that hit the bricks.

Unlike the previous unit dishes come out of the MM *CLEAN* including the insides and tops of glasses and cups. The Kenmore left yibbles every where including insides of things.

Disposal of food particles you say? Well judging from the water drained into the MM does a fine enough job of sending whatever isn't scraped away down the pipes. Again nothing is perfect and yes now and then you'll find the odd grain of rice or something, but again the results are streets ahead of the previous Kenmore.

Yes, there are minor quibbles; drying is all what one would have wished. Using the commercial solid rinse agent and allowing at least ten minutes of heated drying followed by sitting overnight seems to solve most of that problem.

Post# 798796 , Reply# 12   12/12/2014 at 19:51 (1,288 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Something ain't right with this picture. Ms. Bigfoot looks way too high maintenace to live in a house without a built-in DW.

Post# 798806 , Reply# 13   12/12/2014 at 21:14 (1,288 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I also noticed her foot while looking at the picture and thought man she's got big feet. LOL.

Post# 798901 , Reply# 14   12/13/2014 at 16:03 (1,287 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Laundress, Glad you are happy with the Mobile Maid's performance, but have to be nasty and say that given what you had before, the Mobile Maid would have to be better.

Post# 943429 , Reply# 15   6/14/2017 at 11:31 (373 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
P.O.D. 6/15/17; GE Mobile-Maid SM 500: (again)

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Countertops by TextoliteŽ

(Is that the name?)

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Post# 943453 , Reply# 16   6/14/2017 at 16:03 (373 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
I owned a Mobile Maid

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Not only was it a great washing machine, but dried well. i only half assed rinsed the dishes, and let them sit, while obtaining enough to run it. Everything always came out spotless, and well dried as well. It would heat very hot, but never melted anything.

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