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Today's POD "Whirl-Scrub Action"
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Post# 44813   9/10/2004 at 08:50 (7,166 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Love today's POD, this is the 1953 model. Did anyone notice it came in three models, the sink/dw combo, the cabinet model (like the one I have) and there is a third model call the "Drop in Model". I wonder exactly how you "drop-in" a top loading dishwasher into your countertop???

Post# 44814 , Reply# 1   9/10/2004 at 09:45 (7,166 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
How cute!

That is a great ad!
I wonder why they did not make it with a round window so you could watch all of that fantastic action?
I don't remember any post on this subject of your Apex, and the heater. Where you able to fix the heater and tank that was in it?

Post# 44826 , Reply# 2   9/10/2004 at 14:07 (7,166 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Remember that one for sale that was installed in the corner of the kitchen - we had a picture of it on the club I think... Didn't GE have a drop-in like that in the early days too? I remember seeing something about it in one of the GE manuals, looked like a huge sink, cut a hole in the counter and pop it in!

Post# 44831 , Reply# 3   9/10/2004 at 15:02 (7,165 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
Other Top Loaders w/window?

It's good to know I wasn't imagining things; in the mid 50's I
remember going to the home of a neighbors daughter and her kitchen had an in counter unit. I don't remember if there was metal cabinet front, but it had a round window for sure. I have a fairly vivid recollection that I was intrigued by what seemed to be the impellar; it seemed quite substantial, almost as large as the bottom of the tub, looked kind of turbiney. Since I was only seven I was too timid to get too pushy about if I could see it swirl. Of course brand names weren't part of my research at that age!

Post# 44857 , Reply# 4   9/10/2004 at 21:15 (7,165 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        

early GE's and Youngstown dishwashers were available for "custom installation" in-the-counter, as opposed to dishwasher-sinks and free-standing cabinets, since they both had pop-up lids... (I gotta get a scanner......)

Post# 44866 , Reply# 5   9/10/2004 at 23:16 (7,165 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Apex Dish-a-Matic

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Frontaloadotmy, it sounds like you are rembering a cabinet model Apex Dish-a-Matic, the impeller is the largest impeller I have ever seen in a DW.

Post# 44880 , Reply# 6   9/11/2004 at 10:09 (7,165 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
More on adam

So was the impellar not prop/screw style? I vaguely remember that the racks were a kind of off white yellow putty color, but I swear the impellar looked more like a 1958 Buick Brake Drum than any thing that belonged in the bottom of a dishwasher!!

Post# 44893 , Reply# 7   9/11/2004 at 16:10 (7,164 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
See for yourself

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You can see the impeller in this picture album...


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