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The performance of my KitchenAid Superba 18
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Post# 964742   10/28/2017 at 21:35 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        

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Hello Everyone!

It's been quite awhile since I've posted on here. Actually I purchased a house several months ago and have been busy with all of that. In the previous house I had been living in for many years, was a KDS-36 KitchenAid Dishwasher-Sink combination. The house had belonged to my aunt for many years when I was growing up. I've attached a picture of it on here since some of you may remember this from several years ago.

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Post# 964743 , Reply# 1   10/28/2017 at 21:36 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
The new house....built in 1980

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Post# 964745 , Reply# 2   10/28/2017 at 21:37 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
The KDS-18

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A picture of the dishwasher in this house...

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Post# 964746 , Reply# 3   10/28/2017 at 21:40 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
So....this brings me to the performance of this 18

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I have mostly run this machine on the Normal Wash and it has always cleaned everything extremely well...even with the smaller upper spray arm. I am very impressed with the cleaning ability of this machine.

The other day I decided to make a meatloaf in a glass baking dish and some scalloped potatoes in another dish. I thought I would test out the Soak 'N Scrub cycle. (I didn't give any pre-treatment to these casserole dishes. See pics....

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Post# 964747 , Reply# 4   10/28/2017 at 21:42 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
The other dish..

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Post# 964748 , Reply# 5   10/28/2017 at 21:43 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
The dishwasher fully loaded...

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Post# 964750 , Reply# 6   10/28/2017 at 21:45 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
The results...

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Very amazing! These are exactly how they appeared straight out of the dishwasher upon completion of the cycle.

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Post# 964751 , Reply# 7   10/28/2017 at 21:46 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
And the other....

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Post# 964754 , Reply# 8   10/28/2017 at 22:33 by appnut (TX)        

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Todd, congratulations on the new house.  It's beautiful on the outside.  I know you'll love all the extra space.  The kitchen cabinets are beautiful.  And welcome to the world of care-free dishwashing--no more stopping at the end of the main wash and giving the dishwasher a little bit of extra help if needed.  Plus Load-As-You-Like full random loading.  I know that scalloped potatoes and meatloaf load was somewhat a leap of faith for you.  That alone gets you BobLoad status on it.  Besides you can load a dishwasher expertly blindfolded!!  Did you bring your GE stove with you?

Post# 964756 , Reply# 9   10/28/2017 at 22:48 by varicyclevoice (Davenport, Iowa)        
Thank you Robert....

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I debated whether to bring the GE oven to the new house but the new house has a Jenn-Air downdraft stove so I opted to leave the new GE behind.

I was able to buy the new house without having to sell my aunt's house of which I had some attachment/sentimental feelings. Not having to sell it allowed me the option to rent it out for a few years which I am doing. I just love the new house and don't foresee ever moving back to the previous one.

Post# 964771 , Reply# 10   10/29/2017 at 00:28 by peteski50 (New York)        
Kitchen Aid!

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Todd - that is a real awesome DW! I'm not surprised it did such a great job!

Post# 964835 , Reply# 11   10/29/2017 at 16:10 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Congratulations on the new house and the KDS18. Both are beautiful. I am very happy for you. Happy dishwashing.

Post# 964843 , Reply# 12   10/29/2017 at 16:26 by johnrk (Houston)        

How I miss my old Hobart KA's! Amazing what a dishwasher can do when it has enough water to work.

Post# 969490 , Reply# 13   11/23/2017 at 05:41 by chachp (Conway, AR)        

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Hi Todd.  I just love your new house and your new dishwasher is beautiful!!  I haven't used an 18 but if it's anything like my KDS-20 it will clean anything.  Those are great results!  Too bad the new machines are held to such strict standards that they have to run for hours to get comparable results and there are so quiet!!  What's up with that?  That's takes all the fun out of it!!


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