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Post# 974423   12/18/2017 at 09:50 (211 days old) by jakins (Kissimmee, Fl.)        

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Why I collect Vintage Dishwashers. I know I'm nuts but they don't question on Christmas Eve. I cook that now and it has turned into a big deal. I was raised catholic so I took the no meat on Christmas eve (when I was a child) to all seafood. lots of dishes. Well it becomes a family affair when dinner is over as they like to load the dishwashers and run them (all part of the fun). This is part of what is taking this year to get ready for the fun. 3 dishwashers full to wash only dish and glass ware to get ready. I am using my GE RA949 1955 GE Mobile Maid, and my 1960 Lady Kenmore.
Anyone else having to do this.
Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
Or May You Have a Joyous Holiday Season

Post# 974424 , Reply# 1   12/18/2017 at 09:53 (211 days old) by jakins (Kissimmee, Fl.)        
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Post# 974427 , Reply# 2   12/18/2017 at 10:08 (211 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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What Fun !!!

Post# 974429 , Reply# 3   12/18/2017 at 10:28 (211 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The "after dinner" celebration.

Post# 974449 , Reply# 4   12/18/2017 at 12:13 (211 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wonderful dishwashers, John!   You're making me want to get the '49 round GE portable out of storage for the holidaze.... You always need extra dishwashing capacity, right?   

Post# 974452 , Reply# 5   12/18/2017 at 12:25 (211 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Some of those images would make excellent holiday cards for people with inclinations such as ours!

Post# 974453 , Reply# 6   12/18/2017 at 12:30 (211 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I was thinking the same thing. Especially the first photo. I had to study it a while before I realized exactly what it was. I first thought it was an abstract very close-up photo of Christmas ornaments but I couldn't make out what the center was. DUH!

Post# 974455 , Reply# 7   12/18/2017 at 12:39 (211 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Thanks for sharing--loved seeing the pictures. I have a Mobile Maid identical to the one in the middle--have never run it, though.

Post# 974458 , Reply# 8   12/18/2017 at 13:01 (211 days old) by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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I think it is wonderful that your family participates in your fun, even if they don't understand. Nice glassware too.

Post# 974472 , Reply# 9   12/18/2017 at 15:43 (211 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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Thereís nothing wrong with you for having more than one d/w. I was just thinking the other day that it would be nice to have two d/w. One for tableware and another for cookware and other miscellaneous items. Surely your family can see the advantage in that, especially since those items often require different cleaning cycles. Itís practical and much more sensible than collecting something stupid, like Beanny Babies.


Post# 974483 , Reply# 10   12/18/2017 at 16:43 (211 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Wow, great dishwashers, John! No one thinks having multiple dishwashers is odd when it means they won't have to do dishes manually, LOL.

Question: Is that a Roto-Rack that spins on your 1960 Lady K?

Post# 974484 , Reply# 11   12/18/2017 at 17:00 (211 days old) by jakins (Kissimmee, Fl.)        

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It is not the first D&M rotorack but it is the Firsr Kenmore rotorack without the tube to spray the upper rack. Works fine if lower rack is loaded properly.

Post# 974495 , Reply# 12   12/18/2017 at 17:32 (211 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Start your dishwashers!


What fun - your event is probably everyone's favorite.



Post# 974497 , Reply# 13   12/18/2017 at 17:51 (211 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

the very same to you and yours this season! Most of us are the black sheep in some way or another. Family usually comes around. If they don't, friends become family.

Post# 974574 , Reply# 14   12/19/2017 at 06:25 (210 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Multiple Dishwashers...

I have the 2005 KenWhirl and the Jenny RR. And living alone, I can fill both those machines on a day of prepping and baking.

Love having multiple machines.

Post# 974580 , Reply# 15   12/19/2017 at 07:10 (210 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Those are beautiful machines and beautiful dishes - thanks for sharing pics.   I've had family raise eyebrows at the collection a few times but when they see how easy clean up is after a big meal or a holiday baking party, all doubts are washed away.


Sunday, we used the KDS-14 for the final wash of the 6 cookie sheets, 2 trays and 3 racks after we spent the day baking and candy-making. (don't look Bob ;-)

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Post# 974589 , Reply# 16   12/19/2017 at 08:28 (210 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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that looks like fun for days.. use them every chance you get that's why we have them

Post# 974608 , Reply# 17   12/19/2017 at 11:38 (210 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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yeah, there are ones who don't get our insight to these machines, or having multiples...UNTIL, events happen, and they see the convenience of having so many options...

simple things like having several beaters and bowls for the mixer, and making batches of stuff, a simple swap out, and your work continues....

or pulling out a specialty vacuum to clean up a spill.....

actually everyone who walks in my basement is impressed with the Neptune line-up...when the quick logic hits that a lot of laundry can be done in a hurry...suddenly they want an extra set or two for their homes...

also, when they need help/advice for an appliance repair or purchase, who do they turn to?

Post# 974618 , Reply# 18   12/19/2017 at 13:16 (210 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I remember a visit from my family in the 1980s and they had to admit that having the KDS18 for the prep and serving pieces and the KDS14 for the tableware made sense. I think that was before I got the first Frigidaire wall oven so the Farber Turbo Oven was sitting on top of the RadarRange on top of the 14. I made a pound cake in the Turbo Oven and my mother the home economist had a great time watching it bake. 

Post# 974692 , Reply# 19   12/20/2017 at 00:29 (209 days old) by diesirae7 (Central Illinois)        
Nice machines

Had a conversation with someone today about my vintage appliances, he ranted about his new washing machine only lasted 4 years, then he asked me why I collect vintage appliances... then he realized he answered his own question LOL

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