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Post# 693691   8/1/2013 at 19:12 (3,530 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Do not know the brand or model but sure is purtty!


Post# 693696 , Reply# 1   8/1/2013 at 19:36 (3,530 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I've Never....

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....Seen that particular control panel before - and that's a pretty fuzzy pic - but this looks like it could be a MOL D & M-built Kenmore. Whatever it's branded as, it's definitely D & M:

Post# 693720 , Reply# 2   8/1/2013 at 22:17 (3,529 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        

That is a Caloric dishwasher (very D&M!). As with other D&M machines this one was OK, not stellar. But very smart lookin control panels!

Post# 693730 , Reply# 3   8/1/2013 at 23:08 (3,529 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
Or a Tappan

Well on second glance it could be a Tappan badged D&M, but I didn't think Tappan was still using the D&M design when the pop-up tower was introduced. By this time I think Tappan had picked a GE design to badge(?).

Post# 693734 , Reply# 4   8/1/2013 at 23:31 (3,529 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        

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I almost want to say its a Magic Chef. The name looks to be on the upper left of the console...


Post# 695506 , Reply# 5   8/10/2013 at 05:22 (3,521 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Modern Maid. This looks like a Modern Maid . They had models made separate for individual use as we'll as replacement models for existing units set up for their "range that washed dishes" a great concept that was extremely popular in tight spaces. They are now defunct but were at one time a Raytheon owned subsidiary.

Post# 702533 , Reply# 6   9/10/2013 at 18:51 (3,490 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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Dumb question but what does D&M mean?

Post# 702559 , Reply# 7   9/10/2013 at 20:36 (3,490 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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It's an abbreviation for 'Design & Manufacturing' - they were the company who built dishwashers for a number of appliance companies. They 'grew' out of a company called Avco, a division of American Standard (the plumbing fixture company). They built a dishwasher branded 'American Kitchens' that had a rotating round upper dishrack - this launched the 'Roto-Rack' dishwashers sold by Kenmore, Kelvinator, Admiral and other manufacturers. Later models had standard square upper racks. Other brands D&M built dishwashers for included Tappan, O'Keefe & Merrit, Caloric, Chambers and yes, for one year only, Whirlpool.

Post# 702606 , Reply# 8   9/11/2013 at 03:13 (3,489 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        
Manufacture for different brands...

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So do they make dishwashers anymore or who makes dishwashers for the likes of Viking, AGA, Thermador, Gaggenau, Heartland and etc?


The reason I ask is I doubt those companies make their own dishwasher line... Well except Thermador, but... The rest, you can't find interior shots and it makes me believe they are wanting to hide the fact that they are probably the same type of machine with an exterior fascia change... Just ways to keep the $$ up for the namesake.. 


Thanks for the info btw :)

Post# 702619 , Reply# 9   9/11/2013 at 06:16 (3,489 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

If you ever see a Kelvinator DW, it is a D&M as are Crosley, Admiral and Gaffers & Sattler dishwashers.

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