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Post# 88399   10/12/2005 at 07:17 (4,755 days old) by magic clean ()        

"Spurred by consumer demand for stainless steel interiors in their premium dishwashers plus assistance from North Carolina Electrolux is expanding its range of dishwasher products for the North American market with a new premium line that will be produced at the company's production facility in Kinston, N.C."

Post# 88413 , Reply# 1   10/12/2005 at 07:40 (4,755 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Interesting. I've never thought that much of their quality in diswasher building, but I know several in use for a while now and the owners are very happy with them. I still see lots of them in the trash pile behind stores. At least the SS will make them a little easier to recycle!

Post# 88421 , Reply# 2   10/12/2005 at 07:55 (4,755 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

I had a cheapy White-Westinghouse in an apartment with the porcelain tub plastic door (the late '80s design with the snap-out grate in the back just before the current plastic one) which I actually liked very much. (Consumers Reports liked the expensive ones with the soil separater). Held a lot, very convenient to load (had very short tines near the edges of the rack which held cookie sheets/flat things very well)

Post# 88437 , Reply# 3   10/12/2005 at 09:48 (4,755 days old) by stevezasycho ()        
Its about time..

Frigidaire/Electrolux started offering Stainless Steel in their high end Dishwashers.. Considering the fact that the Frigidaire Professional series for example is just a regular old Frigidaire Dishwasher w/ concealed controls is anywhere between 589-649 USD and you can get a Siemens for 581 USD right now.. I just thought it was odd that they would charge so much and you gt so little in my opinion..

Post# 88438 , Reply# 4   10/12/2005 at 09:52 (4,755 days old) by agiflow ()        

I thought it would only be a matter of time before Frigidaire jumped on the SS bandwagon. WP waited a while to come out with one under their own name also.

Post# 88440 , Reply# 5   10/12/2005 at 09:55 (4,755 days old) by stevezasycho ()        

True, but whirlpool right now has discontinued it (It was a Quiet Partner III model, only difference was the SS tub)

We have one sitting at work, not working.. WHich is pretty common among these units.. I think right this second if you want a SS tub from Whirlpool, you need to hit up KitchenAid.. Not sure if Kenmore has them or not, seeing as how we dont carry them where I work..

Post# 88443 , Reply# 6   10/12/2005 at 09:59 (4,755 days old) by agiflow ()        

From what i have seen in Sears recently, Wp is still making SS tubs for the higher line Kenmores.

Post# 88482 , Reply# 7   10/12/2005 at 15:03 (4,755 days old) by mrcleanjeans ()        

Frigidaire dishwashers leave me cold.

Post# 88483 , Reply# 8   10/12/2005 at 15:05 (4,755 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        
Americans want stainless steel, say it ain't so...

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I'm surprised it took Eletcrolux so long to make Frigidaire's (interiors) of SS. After all, "back-home" SS is the vast majority.

Post# 88488 , Reply# 9   10/12/2005 at 15:44 (4,755 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Remember, though the different type of work needed to do plastic tubs (blow molding, I assume) versus stainless steel (drawing/bending/welding/etc). When GE went to plastic tubs they kept them in Louisville and made the porcelain (i.e. Hotpoint) in Milwaukee (I think) and Canada.


Post# 88541 , Reply# 10   10/12/2005 at 19:23 (4,754 days old) by mikes ()        
Don't Forget About Waste King

When our family finally decided to install a dishwasher, my mother picked out a bottom-of-the-line Waste King--which had a stainless steel interior. I remember "Consumer Reports" rated it the worst of all the dishwashers it tested because it didn't clean as well as the others, but it did an adequate job for us. That stainless steel interior was good-looking and durable. Far better than the porcelain interiors of the day, and better than today's plastic. And would you believe...this Waste King was built in the early 1970's? As Yogi Berra once said, it's deja vu all over again!

Post# 88631 , Reply# 11   10/13/2005 at 00:46 (4,754 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Another appliance factory out here-Kinston is about 20 miles from me. The Bosch factory is in New Bern NC-which is another 40 miles SE of Kinston.The Bosch factory builds washers,dishwashers and dryers. they used to make Bosch power tools in the New Bern plant.when Emerson-Skil group bought out Bosch power tools division-the factory went to the Bosch appliance group.Didn't know about the Kinston Electrolux plant-may have to check it out.

Post# 88651 , Reply# 12   10/13/2005 at 06:55 (4,754 days old) by cybrvanr ()        

What's the relationship between the Electrolux as the famous vacuum cleaner maker, and Fridigaire-Electrolux? Are they they same company? If they are, I heard that F-E was a Swedish company, but I thought the vacuum cleaners were all American built?

Post# 88657 , Reply# 13   10/13/2005 at 07:50 (4,754 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Once again, I will jump in to defend Frigidaire dishwashers, at least the the TOL model, which I have. I do an obscene amount of cooking and have guests for dinner several nights a week. It's normal for my machine to run 4-5 times a day, and on heavy cooking days, it runs more than that. (I run all pots/pans, etc., through the dishwasher). I use the 50-minute Speed Clean cycle a lot, with very good results. Unlike CR, I don't let dirty dishes sit overnight before washing them and I have soft water, which may explain why their results with the same cycle weren't as good.

I bought the first generation machine with the new AquaSurge cleaning system. Almost immediately I had a problem with the start button and with the upper arm falling off, but both those problems were taken care of in a single, free service call. Since then, no problems.

I love the flexible loading space and especially the option to wash only the upper or lower rack for a bit over 3 gallons of water.

I've owned many dishwashers over the years (Kenmores, KitchenAids, Whirlpools, GE's) and while my favorite was one of the last Hobart-made KitchenAids, (I liked how it heated the water before the cycle began) it was very noisy and required several service calls in the 4 years I owned it.

As for the criticism of of Frigidaire's 'Professional' model being a standard-issue machine, the last time I checked, the twice-as-expensive Viking DW is just an ordinary Asko with beefy controls---and with a worse repair history (according to CR, anyway) than Frigidaire.

Having said all that, I have no defense for MOL/BOL Frigidaire machines. Why the parent corp allows these models to be weaker is beyond me. Put the damn AquaSurge washing system in all your machines and let the bells and whistles distinguish your BOL from your TOL.

And now will one of you kind gentlemen please help me down from my soapbox, LOL...

Post# 88665 , Reply# 14   10/13/2005 at 08:40 (4,754 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Steven /Cybrvanr.

Electrolux USA, and Electrolux Sweden are 2 different companies.

E-S bought the rights to the name in the US, to be able to use it here.

E-A now calls itself AERUS.

Not published or known very much, i believe purposely.

E-S sells shitty ---er-- average-- vacuum cleaners at E-A prices. HUGE rip-off.

What do the suction machine boys (vacuum clenaer club people) have to say on this?

(PS Ii have tried to start this discussion at least three times here, and not one bite. LOL let's see if this one takes off, LOL).

Post# 88667 , Reply# 15   10/13/2005 at 08:44 (4,754 days old) by aamassther (Hendersonville, NC )        

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American Electrolux is not affiliated with Swedish Electrolux. In fact, I think that when S-E was trying to enter the market with the higher end brand they bought the name rights from A-E, cuz the name of those vacuums are now "Aereus" brand vacuums.

Post# 88680 , Reply# 16   10/13/2005 at 09:57 (4,754 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        

Both the Swedish and American companies were started by the same person, but somewhere in history they became separated.

Post# 977630 , Reply# 17   1/9/2018 at 11:55 (283 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
frigidaire experience

I had a bad experience with a Frigidaire dishwasher. It worked for just over a year and the stupid machine quit. No filling, no washing/rinsing, no drying, nothing. The control panel was the only thing that was working. My dad and I were looking at dishwashers. We settled with the Kenmore and haven't looked back. So far, I did a load and it cleans great! Frigidaire... NO MORE!!!! ARG!!!! Smh!

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