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Post# 984026   2/23/2018 at 18:37 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Just a roast chicken and normal dishes and did not want to resort to the second dishwasher. So here we go I think this machine is pretty jammed full. 2005 KenWhirl. Cascade complete powder in both cups. Heavy wash, and heated dry. Stay tuned for further pictures in the morning or later this evening. Thanks.

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Post# 984028 , Reply# 1   2/23/2018 at 18:48 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

toploader55, will the water be able to reach some of the items?

Post# 984029 , Reply# 2   2/23/2018 at 18:57 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Last of the greats.

Bottom Wash Arm, Upper Wash Arm, And the Spritzer Galore on the Top of the Chamber.

I'll bet the Ranch... Everything will be clean.

If your screen has the capability to widen and enlarge, everything is exposed to a spray or squirt : )

Post# 984034 , Reply# 3   2/23/2018 at 19:45 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

Very cool. My fingers are crossed... I cannot remember what machine you are using?

Post# 984037 , Reply# 4   2/23/2018 at 20:29 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Not a thing that didnít get clean.

I truly think around 2005, was the end of just about an hour for clean results.

Got something up my sleeve and there will be something going in : )

Post# 984043 , Reply# 5   2/23/2018 at 22:38 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Here are the pics...

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Post# 984050 , Reply# 6   2/24/2018 at 00:39 by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

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Is it me or is the utensil rack that is being used in this machine from another machine.

I don't recall KenWhirl's having that style utensil rack. But it has been a while and I could be wrong.

Post# 984065 , Reply# 7   2/24/2018 at 05:00 by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Is there a chicken in there, too?

Post# 984070 , Reply# 8   2/24/2018 at 05:21 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Yes, The Utensil Rack is from a KitchenAid. The factory one takes up too much valuable space.

And the Chicken escaped. : )

Post# 984072 , Reply# 9   2/24/2018 at 05:23 by appnut (TX)        
Utensil basket

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Rick,  think that's a KitchenAid utensil basket--possibly from a top load KA. 


Eddie, that's not a "stupid" BobLoad.  I think this deserves a new highest level certification--BobLoad extroadinaire extreme.  I'd almost say this is dishwasher abuse. 

Post# 984107 , Reply# 10   2/24/2018 at 06:02 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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WELL !!!

I am honored Bob. Thank You.

The utensil rack is from a KDS-18.

I should have taken a pic but I had a few items under the skillet in the top rack.

I do like to push a dishwasher's limit. : )

Mike, the machine is a Whirlpool based 2005 Kenmore UltraWash (PowerClean) system.

I love the machine but really hate that upper rack. It is non adjustable but I guess that makes it more of a challenge.

Post# 984111 , Reply# 11   2/24/2018 at 07:26 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Wow! Very impressive, Eddie. I would have bet the farm that the frying pan facing the glass dish on the right side of the lower rack wouldn't be cleaned. I agree: This load deserves the BobLoad Extreme award.

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Post# 984121 , Reply# 12   2/24/2018 at 07:55 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Thanks Eugene.

I think I am getting ready to go back to a KitchenAid. The Reverse Rack JennAire is fun, but Extreme BobLoading... It just really can't cut it.

Don't get me wrong it is a good cleaner but when it comes to "finagle loading" not so much.

In reference to the skillet facing the Pyrex... It's all about deflection. The Pyrex is what I roasted the chicken in. Normally it wouldn't get clean. But I make sure there is space for the jets to spray up, then the skillet or plates face inwards toward the Pyrex. So defelction from the skillet blasts the Pyrex.

Then you figure in what goes up must come down. So the water falling back will be washing too. Then with the double arm system, little spaces can accommodate odds and ends.

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Post# 984136 , Reply# 13   2/24/2018 at 10:42 by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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It may be an extreme Bobload, but if my Bosch is any indication, such loading would not get cleaned by a European style dishwasher. The water spray is much more gentle in the Bosch than in my previous Frigidaire. Which I like because light weight plastic items don't get tossed around and then melted onto the heating element. Partly because the heating element is hidden on the Bosch. I also like how much quieter the Bosch is than older American dishwashers. Also I usually don't feel the need to overload the dishwasher here; typically I only run it every 2-3 days during the work week. More often on a weekend if I'm making something complicated. The downside of the Euro design is how much longer it can take to complete a cycle. Up to two hours. However I understand newer American DW's also take a lot longer than the older designs. But they are also much more water and energy efficient, no?

Post# 984137 , Reply# 14   2/24/2018 at 11:02 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Hi Rich.

I don't mind the noise. And when you're single, laid off for the winter and have a few glasses of wine... I just have to amuse myself.

When I was a child, I could pend hours on end amusing myself with a card board box when I was forbidden to watch the Washer. : )

Post# 984139 , Reply# 15   2/24/2018 at 11:27 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

Toploader55, impressed! Eugene hit on the dish I referenced above. I also didnít think the spray could reach and clean it. I was wrong. Cool experiment!

Post# 984150 , Reply# 16   2/24/2018 at 13:49 by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Oh, well, due in part to the long wash cycle times, more often than not I run the Bosch overnight while in bed. It's far enough away from the bedroom that I can barely hear it. But vintage KA or Hobart would wake the dead. The flip side is that the older units have much quicker cycles, so can be run to finish before bedtime.

But then they may interfere with TV viewing etc.

Take your pick!

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