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Post# 1037403   7/7/2019 at 09:30 by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

Mom on Christmas Eve, going to party...
Next day, getting the dinner together...

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Post# 1037467 , Reply# 1   7/8/2019 at 03:15 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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When women still cooked and wore dresses.

Ge Range ? Kenmore Dishwasher ?

Post# 1037470 , Reply# 2   7/8/2019 at 04:28 by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

Magic Chef, both...the dw had the eyes on the spray arm...and only one level wash, which made no sense to me ..

Post# 1037485 , Reply# 3   7/8/2019 at 09:01 by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

How well did it wash the glasses and cups in the top rack?

Post# 1037489 , Reply# 4   7/8/2019 at 11:21 by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

It threw stuff around on the bottom rack, but I don't think it did much on the top..she put all the pots n bowls on the bottom, but pre rinsed everything anyways

Post# 1037549 , Reply# 5   7/8/2019 at 20:29 by peteski50 (New York)        
Magic Chef Dishwasher!!

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I am surprised that DW only had 1 spray arm - usually when you saw a D&M model with a few push buttons it was higher end and had 2 spray arms!

Post# 1037551 , Reply# 6   7/8/2019 at 20:52 by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

The buttons in the " control center " of this model were labeled RINSE N HOLD, and FULL CYCLE...there may have been a Heat/No heat dry button, but yes, ONE wash arm. The house was built with this in 71

Post# 1037560 , Reply# 7   7/8/2019 at 23:08 by appnut (TX)        

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When I was going to UT from 1973-1977, there was a very nice apartment complex built around 1970 or 1971 that was a little bit cut above the rest.  Initially I was impressed with the fact the Norge branded D&M dishwasher had buttons for Normal as well as Rinse & Hold.  Then I opened the door and discovered it was a 1-level wonder.  

Post# 1037589 , Reply# 8   7/9/2019 at 09:27 by peteski50 (New York)        
Magic Chef Dishwasher!!

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I found this brochure from I think somewhere from 72 - 74 this shows the more TOL model and I think this was the DW filmed on Maude

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Post# 1037692 , Reply# 9   7/10/2019 at 08:05 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Great photos, Robert! I would have been 15 at that time.

D&M Dishwashers: Was the Roto-Rack exclusive to the Kenmore line? My stepfather installed a coppertone Lady Kenmore in our kitchen late in '73 or early '74.

Post# 1037699 , Reply# 10   7/10/2019 at 09:09 by peteski50 (New York)        

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Sears stopped producing the roto-rack around the end of 74 - this may be like the model you had

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Post# 1037716 , Reply# 11   7/10/2019 at 12:54 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

So the Roto-Rack was unique to Kenmore-branded D&M machines. Robert mentions in Reply #6 above that the Magic Chef-branded machine was from 1971. Interesting!

Also: That little toaster oven in photo #2 in the original post looks like the GE we had around the same time.

Blasts from the past!

Post# 1037720 , Reply# 12   7/10/2019 at 13:03 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I had the same Lady K in Harvest Gold featured in the ad. It did not offer an air dry, just a heated dry but you could set a timer for 22 minutes on normal wash, hit cancel/drain, spin the roto rack and as soon as the dishes were cooled down you could take them out and put away. I do miss that dishwasher.

Post# 1037728 , Reply# 13   7/10/2019 at 13:32 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Actually the Roto-Rack design originated with AVCO, the predecessor of D&M. It was featured on their Crosley and American Kitchens dishwashers in the early 50's.

Post# 1037739 , Reply# 14   7/10/2019 at 14:52 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I saw a Magic Chef unit circa 1972 at a classmate's house, with a red "Total Magic Wash" button.

Post# 1037815 , Reply# 15   7/11/2019 at 04:41 by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

The toaster oven was an awesome little guy, I wish they were still made.
The motor on the dw failed in 76, but my step dad replaced it. The seal failed and water got into the bearings. It was still working when the house was sold in 1980.

Post# 1037816 , Reply# 16   7/11/2019 at 05:12 by appnut (TX)        

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One of my first supervisors/bosses lived in a house with a TOL Magic Chef dishwasher with the same red Total Magic Wash button.  I also once saw a 1960s Gaffers & Sattler dishwasher with a roto-rack.  

Post# 1037832 , Reply# 17   7/11/2019 at 07:23 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

What is a 'Total Magic Wash'?

Post# 1037845 , Reply# 18   7/11/2019 at 09:35 by peteski50 (New York)        
Total Magic Wash

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Its the full cycle with the final rinse heated to 150 or 155 actually the normal cycle with a sani rinse!

Post# 1037851 , Reply# 19   7/11/2019 at 10:23 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Can always count on someone from the AW family to come through (in the) clutch. Thanks, Pete!

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