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Post# 45967   9/28/2004 at 18:53 (7,011 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Nice article from the current issue of Appliance Magazine on the future of laundry technology.

Nice snaps of some of the latest washer offerings from Europe, including Electrolux. Maybe some of the units will make their way to the United States.



Post# 45970 , Reply# 1   9/28/2004 at 20:03 (7,011 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        

I am surprized that the Staber style washing machine has never taken off.

In Europe these machines are quite sophisticated and a full sized version for the US and other similar markers would be a huge hit I am sure. I find them fascinating but the down side is washer enthusiasts like ourselves cant get in on the action. But for the everyday consumer...

That baby Candy sure looks like a sweetie too!

Post# 45984 , Reply# 2   9/29/2004 at 03:56 (7,011 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I have often wondered about the H-axis toploaders too. Somebody suggested that this system with at least two (some three) doors is too complicated for the Americans. It's also a possibility that Staber holds a patent (somebody must have forgotten the Launderall). I don't know. But it seems weird that Maytag and Whirlpool launch energy efficient toploaders that are much more complicated than H-axis toploaders.

Post# 46011 , Reply# 3   9/29/2004 at 19:23 (7,010 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        
Electronics worry

The cool electronics in the modern machines out there-its cool-but a worry for folks that live in the lightening prone southeast US as I do.Hope the electronics are easy to replace.The vintage machines I have I don't worry about their electromechanical timers and lightening.With the all electronic ones-would have to unplug them during storms.Do that with my WP-KA dishwasher.Won't have to worry when I fix and install the KDS-18 washer.

Post# 46081 , Reply# 4   9/30/2004 at 20:02 (7,009 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        
Top loading HL axis machines.

I know these are not Rolls Royce machines, but the Hoover vision TL looks pretty spiffy to me, ans shows how sophisticated these machines can be, compared to the staber.

Bosch and Mieles TL HA machines are even more sophisticated. I am sure they are designed to stop with the drum in the correct open position, to make loading easier.


Post# 46103 , Reply# 5   12/31/2069 at 18:00 (19,701 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Nice looking toploader. I guess they were inspired by the Miele toploaders.

Post# 46109 , Reply# 6   10/1/2004 at 07:55 (7,009 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Isn't Hoover owned by Maytag? I wonder why we don't see a few of these rebadged for the US.


Post# 46116 , Reply# 7   10/1/2004 at 08:48 (7,008 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Hoover and Hoover

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Yes, at least the American Hoover brand. In Europe however Hoover is owned by the Candy group. Two different companies with the same name.

Post# 46252 , Reply# 8   10/4/2004 at 04:02 (7,006 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        
The exception to the rule...

Maytag is selling Euro Hoover front loaders and Dishwashers in Australia.


Post# 46329 , Reply# 9   10/5/2004 at 11:41 (7,004 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Don't know if it is linked at all in anyway, probably just plain coincidence, but Hoover had a Perfoma line in the late 90s...

Just an observation :)


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