Thread Number: 75687  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
1961 Kitchen Aid KDS-14 Superba Total Restoration
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Post# 995123   5/24/2018 at 21:32 by backintime (Mass)        

I'd like to showcase a total restoration performed on this 1961 KDS-14. No stone was left unturned and it is now in perfect condition and operation.

A very challenging but fun project.

I have a lot of pics so i'll be posting them a little at a time.

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Post# 995124 , Reply# 1   5/24/2018 at 21:34 by backintime (Mass)        

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Post# 995125 , Reply# 2   5/24/2018 at 21:36 by backintime (Mass)        

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Post# 995126 , Reply# 3   5/24/2018 at 21:38 by backintime (Mass)        

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Post# 995131 , Reply# 4   5/25/2018 at 00:00 by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
Nice Job!

Awesome work! Thanks for sharing the pics.  Looking forward to seeing more!

Post# 995143 , Reply# 5   5/25/2018 at 05:12 by appnut (TX)        

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Wow!!!  Beautiful!!

Post# 995145 , Reply# 6   5/25/2018 at 06:41 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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What attention to detail! Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for sharing!

Post# 995151 , Reply# 7   5/25/2018 at 07:42 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Awesome job!  Good enough to make Hobart jealous.


Maybe we need an AW Kitchen; this dishwasher, Louis' Caloric stove - all we need is a refrigerator that's been through a similar restoration.



Post# 995196 , Reply# 8   5/25/2018 at 18:49 by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
Attention to detail...

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Extremely beautiful work. Really enjoying the pictures. Can't wait to see more.

Post# 995197 , Reply# 9   5/25/2018 at 19:02 by dishwasherfan (Phoenix, AZ)        
Great detail.

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Thanks for sharing this cool project.

Post# 995205 , Reply# 10   5/25/2018 at 19:30 by mihotbear (Hazel Park MI)        

The old Hobart KitchenAid's were the best of their time. I am glad that Whirlpool has still kept the KitchenAid brand to a higher standard then their regular stuff.

My Mom and Dad built a new house in 1971 and installed a KitchenAid top of the line Superba (in avocado green, of course. You would expect anything less?)

That was a great dishwasher (it had the soak cycle). They replaced it in around 1991 with a fairly similar model.

I bought a KitchenAid in 2009 and it has been the best dishwasher I have ever experienced. Quiet and efficient.

Post# 995341 , Reply# 11   5/27/2018 at 13:53 by leefree (Los Angeles)        
My dream machine

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Great pics, thanks for posting.

Post# 995353 , Reply# 12   5/27/2018 at 15:30 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Expert work!

Post# 995559 , Reply# 13   5/29/2018 at 16:13 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wow!  Most impressive!    I have to ask, what did you use to redo the inside of the door?

Post# 995573 , Reply# 14   5/29/2018 at 18:12 by backintime (Mass)        

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Post# 995574 , Reply# 15   5/29/2018 at 18:14 by backintime (Mass)        

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Post# 995576 , Reply# 17   5/29/2018 at 18:18 by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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One of my dream machines! Good job!

Post# 995577 , Reply# 18   5/29/2018 at 18:18 by backintime (Mass)        

"I have to ask, what did you use to redo the inside of the door?"

I'll post some pictures of that process in the future.

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

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