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Hot Point Compact Dishwasher (Portable) - $175 (324 E. Pikes Peak Ave.)
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Post# 988781   3/29/2018 at 22:15 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Looking for a top-loader KA I saw a couple days ago....can't find it now.

I've not ever found a Hotpoint TL, though - any good?


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Post# 988801 , Reply# 1   3/30/2018 at 04:51 by appnut (TX)        

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It's a GE Mobile Maid.


Post# 988828 , Reply# 2   3/30/2018 at 11:50 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
GE!

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How do they sell something that is clearly a GE , then? I thought (maybe I'm reading it wrong) that the front lable indicates , "HOTPOINT"? But...I've never seen any top loading Hotpoint. How do they come up with product ID's?

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Post# 988841 , Reply# 3   3/30/2018 at 14:38 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Well...

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Hotpoint did have a top-load portable dishwasher around the same time this one was built. I saw one at that big auction in Queensbury back in 2014 but passed on it because it was in very poor condition.

But Hotpoint did make 'em!


Post# 988842 , Reply# 4   3/30/2018 at 14:48 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
General Electric Purchased Hotpoint

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Going back decades. IIRC they wanted to get their mitts on "calrod" technology or something.

Anyway brand rights were split between Whirlpool (Europe) and GE (North America), which means now the Chinese company Haier owns Hotpoint for the latter.

Yes, this dishwasher was a cousin to GE's Mobile Maid series. Actually have the repair manuals for a few of these series as they were the closest one could find to our Mobile Maid.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotpoint...

articles.chicagotribune.com/1987-...

www.facebook.com/lostilli...


Post# 988890 , Reply# 5   3/30/2018 at 21:28 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Thanks Launderess...interesting reads. Funny, two months after that story was written in the Chicago Tribune, NCR, purchased by AT&T, restructured our retail and hospitaliity division. The eighties were full of transitions, consolidations, acquisitions and closures...it seemed.

So that's how Hotpoint got its name!


Post# 988899 , Reply# 6   3/30/2018 at 23:01 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Yes, that is how "Hotpoint" came to be...

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Via inventor's wife who suggested that her husband come up with an iron that got hot at the "point" so as to do up/around shirt buttons and so forth. The rest as they say is history.

Post# 988910 , Reply# 7   3/31/2018 at 01:50 by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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If you were looking at an avocado green Varicycle in Colorado Springs I think I may have snagged it... But those GEs were excellent too! I almost snatched one up a couple years ago that was on Craigslist, a late 50s model with a pink interior.

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