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Dishwashing in the Westcountry; 1991-style
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Post# 561114   12/4/2011 at 10:21 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Whilst trawling through second hand stores this weekend down in Bristol, our good friend and sister Richard (richbristoluk) came across this little gem - although an extra dishwasher is what he needs more than a hole in a head at the minute! :-)


Where else to start but with this classic feature...

This post was last edited 12/04/2011 at 11:03

Post# 561116 , Reply# 1   12/4/2011 at 10:27 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        
Cycle selector

6 programmes, 2 economy cycles

Post# 561120 , Reply# 2   12/4/2011 at 10:37 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        
Bosch SMS6032

Yes, it's a perfect example of an early-90s Bosch dishwasher.  Surprisingly it hasn't yellowed as so many other Bosch machines from this era did.  All it needed was a wipe with hot soapy water and it's perfectly clean.

Post# 561122 , Reply# 3   12/4/2011 at 10:40 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        
Interior mugshot

After running a Finish dishwasher cleaner through.  The heater element was slightly scaled up before, but now is all showroom new.  Being an older model it still has the exposed heating elements.

Post# 561124 , Reply# 4   12/4/2011 at 10:42 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Being a higher-end model, it has removable tines at the rear of the bottom basket

Post# 561125 , Reply# 5   12/4/2011 at 10:44 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Rich stacks the maiden load

Post# 561126 , Reply# 6   12/4/2011 at 10:47 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        
Top rack

Pretty much the same as current models, except this model still has the funnel for the upper spray arm

Post# 561127 , Reply# 7   12/4/2011 at 10:50 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Rich loads the detergent dispenser - Finish powder if you please

Post# 561129 , Reply# 8   12/4/2011 at 10:53 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

for prewash & mainwash

Post# 561130 , Reply# 9   12/4/2011 at 10:55 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        
With the push of one finger

Rich sets the cycle - normal wash 65*

Post# 561132 , Reply# 10   12/4/2011 at 11:05 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        
The Finish range

Other items in the Finish dishwasher range include...

Post# 561133 , Reply# 11   12/4/2011 at 11:08 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        

Full mugshot of the control panel mid-cycle

Post# 561134 , Reply# 12   12/4/2011 at 11:11 (4,577 days old) by lavamat_jon (UK)        
The end result

And finally what you've all been waiting for; the end result.  An hour and 10 minutes later for a normal wash, and nothing but sparkling Royal Doulton for the Bristolian housewife!


I'll leave Rich to talk further about the dishwasher, but hope you all enjoyed the pics!



Post# 561158 , Reply# 13   12/4/2011 at 14:24 (4,577 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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Bosch have always made great dishwashers as far as I'm concerned....and I love those particular models with the long row of piano key cycle selections....


Just FAB!

Post# 561187 , Reply# 14   12/4/2011 at 16:33 (4,577 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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A gem of a machine, these where the series from the 80`s (yours is the later ones) made for Hotpoint by Bosch, great machines, I have the white version with the two dials not push button, next model down, this is TOL....AND I fully approve with the choice of detergent salt & rinse aid, none of those 10,000 in one tablet do da`s!!!

Hope you boys had a great weekend, looks like

Cheers, Mike

Post# 561192 , Reply# 15   12/4/2011 at 17:53 (4,577 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

I really like the optical wash indicator! It's so futuristically retrņ! :)

Post# 561234 , Reply# 16   12/5/2011 at 00:25 (4,577 days old) by mattywashboy (Perth, Western Australia)        

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Nice find!

Not satisfied enough with the dramatic wash action of the Colston are we Richard? tsk tsk.

Congrats :-)


Post# 561298 , Reply# 17   12/5/2011 at 12:45 (4,576 days old) by HotpointFan (United Kingdom)        

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May I ask if this is the same Rich that had/has the matching washer and the table top dishwasher?

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