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Post# 254373   12/15/2007 at 19:29 (5,972 days old) by funguy10 ()        

...Another Whirlpool Duet clone. But it is heavy duty and commercial grade. According to Kitchen Aid,"The sleek design of this built-in washer is enhanced by superior cleaning technology to give your favorite fabrics, from cashmere to quilts, an extraordinary level of care - and it doesn't stop there. Everything from reinforced hoses to specially coated rollers is designed to be durable and quiet. So you can install this washer and its dryer counterpart just about anywhere." Model number KHWV01RSS.



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Post# 254374 , Reply# 1   12/15/2007 at 19:31 (5,972 days old) by funguy10 ()        

A list of machine features:

The range of temperature settings, including Delicate/Silk and Wool/Hand Wash, offer greater, more precise control when washing fabrics.

The glass-sealed, touch-sensor controls are easy to use and highly responsive. They deliver direction with the lightest touch of a fingertip, and then confirm it with a soft tone.

Heavy-duty, reinforced FloodChek® hoses, equipped with solid brass couplers and two layers of braided rayon, eliminate corrosion failure and deliver superior burst strength.

The second hinge is a critical addition that helps resist cracking as well as keeps the stainless steel door properly aligned so it opens and closes smoothly.

The wash basket is made of stainless steel, which is durable, corrosion resistant and nonreactive to fabric and detergents.

At the beginning of a cycle, the washer offers a preset combination of time and temperature, gradually raising the water temperature - as needed - to optimize the level of care.

A water level sensor ensures that the washer uses only the amount of water needeed, so you can expect significant energy and water savings.

The optional pedestal drawer elevates the washer to a comfortable height for loading and unloading, and also an ideal place for holding cleaning supplies and setting a laundry basket.


Post# 254375 , Reply# 2   12/15/2007 at 19:35 (5,972 days old) by funguy10 ()        

Matching electric dryer model number KHEV01RSS. According to Kitchen Aid,"Along with an impressive list of the most advanced fabric care features, it's what you don't see that makes this built-in electric dryer truly unique. The 18-gauge stainless steel, solid steel frame, welded gap-controlled seams, sound-defeating pads and doors with double panes of glass are just some of the reasons this dryer - and its washer counterpart - is the quietest available."


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Post# 254376 , Reply# 3   12/15/2007 at 19:37 (5,972 days old) by funguy10 ()        

A list of dryer features:

Having two motors allows the dryer to shut off one drum so it doesn't turn when the drying rack is used. The benefits: the dryer runs more quietly, saves energy and never catches a thread.

The Extra Care setting option provides two-and-a-half hours of intermittent tumbling to help prevent wrinkles.

The glass-sealed, touch-sensor controls are easy to use and highly responsive. They deliver direction with the lightest touch of a fingertip, and then confirm it with a soft tone.

The high-performance vent system allows long vent runs and features 18-gauge stainless steel construction insulated with a thick pad to eliminate noise.

A dryer rack allows heated air to circulate around clothing, footwear and rugs without causing them to tumble inside the dryer.

An interior moisture sensor sets the cycle times and responds to the random tumbling pattern created by the baffles to provide accurate, efficient drying.

The second hinge is a critical addition that helps resist cracking as well as keeps the stainless steel door properly aligned so it opens and closes smoothly.

The optional pedestal drawer elevates the dryer to a comfortable height for loading and unloading, and also an ideal place for holding cleaning supplies and setting a laundry basket.


Post# 254399 , Reply# 4   12/15/2007 at 21:33 (5,972 days old) by nmaineman36 ()        

Sorry to burst your bubble again....these are not made by Whirlpool. They are I want to say they are ADC Solaris machines in disguise. They are not even in the same League as the Whirlpool Duets. Stainless steel throughout.

Post# 254402 , Reply# 5   12/15/2007 at 21:39 (5,972 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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And a mere $7,000 for the pair, if I recall correctly...




Post# 254418 , Reply# 6   12/15/2007 at 23:41 (5,972 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

They are indeed ADC Solaris machines.

Post# 254422 , Reply# 7   12/15/2007 at 23:58 (5,972 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area, California)        

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I saw these machines at my local Miele dealer a while back.

While the exteriors are impressive, it was my impression that when I opened the washer that it was pure Duet HT inside. The specs between the two washers seem to be very similar, as well, with slight differences in control features.

My conclusion is that this washer is a Duet HT in stainless clothing.

I hope I'm wrong, but I suspect the cabinets are made by ADC and the guts are Whirlpool/Bauknecht.


Post# 254439 , Reply# 8   12/16/2007 at 02:38 (5,972 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

But does this people know what design is? The washer is so unsighty! It could be the best machine in the world but I still couldn't buy it because of the looks! What do you think guys? To me it's like a kick in the balls... ouch

Post# 254443 , Reply# 9   12/16/2007 at 03:11 (5,972 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area, California)        

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The design seems to be based upon American Dryer Corporation's line of coin operated dryers. It's very industrial looking, which may be what some people like. I think it would look ok in a laundry room. Maybe under a counter in an all-stainless kitchen. Probably would look best in a garage or workshop surrounded by power tools :-)

Interesting that ADC doesn't seem to offer any washers under its brand, just dryers. Another reason to believe that the Kitchenaid Proline washer is a Bauknecht in ADC clothing.


Post# 254444 , Reply# 10   12/16/2007 at 03:12 (5,972 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area, California)        
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Featuring their coin-op dryers

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Post# 254454 , Reply# 11   12/16/2007 at 06:55 (5,972 days old) by funguy10 ()        

They don't have any washers? Also, isn't Kitchen Aid owned by Whirlpool? My Kitchen Aid dryer has the body and guts of a Whirlpool Dryer.

Post# 254458 , Reply# 12   12/16/2007 at 07:53 (5,972 days old) by funguy10 ()        
And a mere $7,000 for the pair, if I recall correctly...

Well the washer and electric dryer both cost $3,499.

Post# 254567 , Reply# 13   12/16/2007 at 18:04 (5,971 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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The washer is built on the full-size Duet platform bu Whirlpool. The dryer is ADC-built and quite impressive looking. The gas version only has a 20,000 BTU burner, I would have hoped for more - 37,000 would make this an awesome dryer and reminiscent of the 50's Whirlpool and Kenmore machines. The electric is 5400 Watt, typical for electric, 30A service. The blower has a 1/8 HP motor and looks like it moves some massive amounts of air. I wouldn't pay $3500 for either of them, but might consider the dryer if a good deal could be made for 1/2 or less. I really like the lint screen out of the drum.

Part of Whirlpool's takeover of Maytag was that there are to be no more laundry products branded KitchenAid - thus, the ProLine brand on these.


Post# 254763 , Reply# 14   12/17/2007 at 17:12 (5,970 days old) by sudsmaster (SF Bay Area, California)        

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The dryer seems pretty slick. Two motors, one for the drum, the other for the blower. So when you use a sweater rack, the drum doesn't need to turn and there is less chance of a stray bit of yarn getting caught in a fin and sending the sweater (and the rack) flying. Not that this happens very often.


Post# 254961 , Reply# 15   12/18/2007 at 08:19 (5,970 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Commerce, GA)        
GE has that also

My current GE electric clothes dryer has two motors. One for the blower and one to turn the drum. It has a higher blower capacity then standard dryers has. It is refered to as a "long vent dryer" on the GE web site for dryer installations with vent lenghts longer then 30 feet. Per GE it can be vented up to 150 feet. It's Model#: DLSR483EGWW. It a little noiser then the standard one motor dryer. You can hear the blower running seprately.

Our dryer vent run to the outside is 35 feet. Prior to the GE we had a 19 year old Maytag gas dryer that took forever to dry clothes until we vented it into the garage. When we got the GE I hooked up the outside vent once again. The garage was tunring into a fire hazard with all the lint build up. We only did it for only a few months. With the Long Vent GE dryer it takes no time to dry clothes.


Post# 254969 , Reply# 16   12/18/2007 at 09:44 (5,970 days old) by mattywashboy (Perth, Western Australia)        

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wow they look quite cool :) and stainless steel throughout should make them quite good quality washers.



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