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Post# 912830   12/28/2016 at 07:13 (481 days old) by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Nothing makes a dishwasher stretch its legs like a good holiday pack job. Here is my GE Medallion 850 loaded up with a few spaces left.

Show us yours!

Post# 912831 , Reply# 1   12/28/2016 at 07:13 (481 days old) by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Top rack with a few positions left open, but it managed to fit everything with space to spare.

Post# 912862 , Reply# 2   12/28/2016 at 10:42 (481 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I Bobloaded my Miele for probably the last time on Xmas Eve.


Not because I'm dumping the machine -- I love this dishwasher -- but because I've accepted that new age dishwashers can't cope with being crammed full the way I've always successfully managed to do in the past.  The spray force/volume of the Miele isn't capable of reaching some of the items perched in places where old school "hurricane in a box" machines would have no problem.


The result is often bits of powder residue in small bowls and glasses from detergent that went flying in the first pass or two of the wash arm during the pre-wash, but subsequently dodged much spray action as the machine cycled through its remaining phases.  I've even seen this residue on plates positioned normally between the relatively closely spaced tines at the very edge of the rack. 


I can still pack it full using the racks as intended, but the perching and layering that I used to get away with on Hobart designed machines is no longer an option.  It's as if packing the bottom rack so thoroughly as to prevent some of its spray from reaching the top rack -- even though the top rack has its own wash arm -- can create coverage issues on the top rack anyway.


I'm OK with it.  The Miele is otherwise a far superior performer to any of its predecessors in my kitchen.



Post# 912865 , Reply# 3   12/28/2016 at 11:00 (481 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I did not have any company this year. But baked and made some soup for presents and managed to fill the KenWhirl and the JennAir RR.

The KenWhirl is the UltraWash and the JennAir is the Maytag but I have to agree with Ralph... Nothing cleans like the Hobart Built machines being the KDS 18 as my favorite machine of all times.

Post# 912898 , Reply# 4   12/28/2016 at 17:18 (481 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
IS this

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A Canadian GE? Looks like a Hotpoint clone with GE racks.

Either way, looks nice. :) Any after pics?

Post# 912912 , Reply# 5   12/28/2016 at 19:20 (481 days old) by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        
A Canadian GE?

Sure is! I'll be doing a long post about it shortly.

Post# 912921 , Reply# 6   12/28/2016 at 20:07 (481 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
Now thats something to love!

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Id be more than thrilled to know more about these machines. All of the 70s-80s Hotpoints here in the US were BOL machines and never had a good racking system. The top racks were probably some of the worst in all aspects, but with a few minor perks like the soil filter I see Im sure they would have been world class machines here in the USA.

BTW, those rack stops are now dirt cheap :)

Post# 913046 , Reply# 7   12/29/2016 at 18:58 (480 days old) by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Thanks! The one thats was there broke so these will do while the new ones are in transit.

Post# 913093 , Reply# 8   12/30/2016 at 02:43 (479 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Good to hear, I still envy you so much right now lol! :)

Post# 913294 , Reply# 9   12/31/2016 at 10:52 (478 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
New Year means cookin'

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And with guests on the way to Ogden tonight I got a chance to torture, eeer, exercise the 56 GE dishwasher.  Doubters of Impeller-Washerism behold:

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