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KitchenAid Electra dishwasher
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Post# 700210   8/31/2013 at 13:48 (3,878 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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Post# 700216 , Reply# 1   8/31/2013 at 13:55 (3,878 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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That is gorgeous.

I have always had a soft spot for the styling of these machines, due to that voluptous "Scandinavian Modern" die-cast handle.

Later in the run, KA went to an extruded straight bar handle with die-cast end caps.

It was not the same.

Post# 700313 , Reply# 2   8/31/2013 at 21:52 (3,877 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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Hey Sandy! I like this one too, with the crease in the center. Did the blue wash arm model have the same die-cast handle? It had the same shape outside but the handle looked different.

Post# 700323 , Reply# 3   8/31/2013 at 23:12 (3,877 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Looks like this would belong to the 15 series.  Nice machine, but I wouldn't pay what they're asking for it.

Post# 700357 , Reply# 4   9/1/2013 at 05:49 (3,877 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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As I mentioned, KitchenAid changed the handle at some point, to a straight-bar handle resembling the one on its front-load convertible/portables.

However, I don't know when the change occurred; one of our resident KA experts like stevet or swestoyz might be better able to help on that.

For me, these Electras are the handsomest top-loading machines ever made.

Post# 700433 , Reply# 5   9/1/2013 at 13:41 (3,877 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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OOH! Nice!! I have a later model Electra and, to quote a few members here, "It will scrub the rust off a trailer hitch". This one must be an earlier model than mine - I love the "bump" in the front, too!

Post# 700491 , Reply# 6   9/1/2013 at 19:15 (3,877 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        

Yea, the original Electra (with the blue wash arm) had the same handle. My Aunt had that model and I would listen to it run every time we were at her house and she had to use it. I loved that machine; many warm memories from that time!

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