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POD 2/21/2018 - KitchenAid dishwasher
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Post# 983719   2/21/2018 at 14:21 (211 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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It is amazing to think that 'no need for a second wash' was used in KitchenAid dishwasher advertising!  Still, they weren't kidding - these old KitchenAid really did a remarkable job.  While I don't use my ol' KDC-P2 much, it impresses me every time I do.  

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Post# 983731 , Reply# 1   2/21/2018 at 16:43 (211 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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Since these were SO powerful, were they ever at risk for damaging dishware and glassware on the thinner, more fragile side?
I don't imagine "stoneware" or earthenware was a big thing back then?

Post# 983733 , Reply# 2   2/21/2018 at 16:54 (211 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
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I've also wondered the same thing after seeing comments here saying the single wash arm did a fine job getting water up to anything in the upper rack because they were so powerful. I would think any tableware with a pattern would have had it blasted away after not too long?

Post# 983734 , Reply# 3   2/21/2018 at 16:57 (211 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Surprisingly, I've never had a dish or glass break in one of the KitchenAids.  With a full load, the force of the water spraying up into the upper rack is dampened.  I have had plastic items get tossed around a bit, though! 


Post# 983749 , Reply# 4   2/21/2018 at 18:14 (211 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        
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I have been using this model (or one close to it) as my daily driver for about 6 months and it cleans everything very well! I haven't had any breakage and the whole thing is done in 30 minutes ( purge,wash,rinse,rinse ,dry). One thing I don't like is there is no door switch. You can get soaked in seconds if you open the door mid cycle (I speak from experience). Jeb

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