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Post# 1068047   4/19/2020 at 01:25 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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A Happy Easter to you all, we usually get together at Alistairs for the holiday gathering but alas this year with Covid19 virus pandemic and lockdown this was not possible, so at the last minute we thought "Why not do a virtual meetup" so how would that work, well instead of having a vidcam 24/7 we asked the gang to simply take video clips and pictures of their weekend. "And here are the results - 10 Points" as Eurovision would say !!

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Post# 1068048 , Reply# 1   4/19/2020 at 01:32 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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We met up over Zoom and planned what we would do etc and how it might work out, funny thing was its usually me documenting the actual wash-ins so collating footage from 18 as it turned out was very interesting indeed ha ha...
and hats off to you all, the videos and pictures are fantastic !!

If we didnt ask you to join us this time we certainly will for the next, the logistics of collating , sorting etc where huge, far more than I originally anticipated and am so glad we kept it small to try the concept out,
but fear not there will be more to come and perhaps members all over can start their own mini virtual meets ?


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Post# 1068049 , Reply# 2   4/19/2020 at 01:40 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Friday evening we usually meet up and land at Alistairs, so its usually pizza & wine and thats what we did above, only difference we where all sat in front of a computer for the virtual look !!

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Post# 1068050 , Reply# 3   4/19/2020 at 01:59 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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So next morning it was "Early to rise" by the trusty Teasmade, filmed here by Louis (foraloysius), breakfast courtesy of the vintage Kenwood Chefs juicing, Hoover, Tefal, Bosch & Dualit Toasting, Russell Hobbs percing the coffee
and Hoover making the tea and the trusty Roberts Radio for company







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Post# 1068052 , Reply# 4   4/19/2020 at 02:02 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And here is the first of many videos so you can join in with us and see how it all happened !!








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Post# 1068053 , Reply# 5   4/19/2020 at 02:17 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The Ascot is bursting to life to heat the water with Darren , washers are being wheeled into place by the sinks with Ian, Richard & Mathew, plumbing jobs are being worked out by Steve, Alistair is busy scrubbing the patio with the Hoover scrubber / polisher,
Leon is down at his new washroom, Mikey is washing the car, Nathan`s in the garage using the Malleys, Mother Superior in Boston is using the Frigidaire, Kevin is priming the Kenmores, John & Jason busy in the warehouse and Daves in his Sheffield greenhouse and everyone else is "Getting Ready"..


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Post# 1068054 , Reply# 6   4/19/2020 at 02:28 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Its "Repairs r Us" for a lot of you, oiling the gearbox in the Hotpoint 1400 twinny for Richard in Medomsley, checking out the Bendix LT filter for Darren in Lincoln, Steve is getting to grips with Hotpoint toploader repairs in South East London,
and the Miele is getting the once over with Jamie in Newcastle


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Post# 1068055 , Reply# 7   4/19/2020 at 02:29 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Luke in Staffordshire is sorting out the brush roll on the classic Moulinex Major upright vac..

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Post# 1068056 , Reply# 8   4/19/2020 at 02:32 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Mikey is getting to grips with a maintenance wash with Ariel powder which now has updated instructions on best hygiene practices.

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Post# 1068057 , Reply# 9   4/19/2020 at 02:35 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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"And Ladies & Gentlemen Your Electrolux In-Store Demonstrator today is the lovely Richard" !!

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Post# 1068058 , Reply# 10   4/19/2020 at 02:37 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile your virtual host Alistair is having a "Servis Moment" wondering where is everybody, and why arnt I in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove and multiple dishwasher loads ...

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Post# 1068059 , Reply# 11   4/19/2020 at 02:47 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Video 2 features the English Electric twin tub with exclusive brush filter from 1966 refurbished by Darren in Lincoln, Leon updating us on his new washroom projects, Jon & Saj in Lincoln get started with the first load in the Ariston,
Alistair gets programming the Hoover Keymatics from the 60`s, Richard getting under the bonnet for an oil top up, Spin Dryers courtesy of Alistair and Jeff & Cal in California,

Meanwhile David is watering his greenhouse plants in Sheffield and milling flour in the Kenwood A901 mixer, Kevin is running through his washers in California and its Hotpoint central with filter-flows by Darren & Richard !!








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Post# 1068060 , Reply# 12   4/19/2020 at 03:15 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Well its time for the cooks to get out the Kenwoods, Thermomix, Frigidaire Flairs and Moulinex mixers to whip up a selection of biscuits, pizzas, cakes, mars bar choccy fudge cake, golden nut brittle and scones..

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Post# 1068061 , Reply# 13   4/19/2020 at 03:21 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Morning washday and video number 3 has us entertained with classic Zanussi from the Appliance of Science, testing out the new spin can seal on the Hotpoint twintub, the Parnall Spinwashser semi automatic top loader spins to life,
Classic Bosch front loaders with that distinctive ramp up spin, and a visitation from "Mother Superior" himself from Boston advancing sales of his Frigidaire front loader.








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Post# 1068062 , Reply# 14   4/19/2020 at 03:33 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Well I think its time for a cuppa after all that work...Mark provided a fabulous 70`s tray of dazzle, colour and much needed choccy digestives !!

Hoover boiled the water as well as Russell Hobbs and Swan along with coffee pots percing away...Kenwood made the biscuits & Warburtons gave us the crumpets.


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Post# 1068063 , Reply# 15   4/19/2020 at 03:45 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Video 4 sees Steve (SESteve) update us on the repairs, Darren (Slowspin66) gives us a demonstration on the English Electric Wash & Rinse wringer washer, renovated by himself, these where the backbone of many British kitchens.
Jamie in Newcastle Washes Whiter with Ariel & his Miele washer & dryer. Steve finally gets chance to whip up suds in the Servis prototype, and only one in the world Supertwin and Hoovermatic twinny. Jon (LavamatJon) loads up the Zanussi Jetsystem.










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Post# 1068064 , Reply# 16   4/19/2020 at 03:53 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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After all that washing its "More Cake Vicar" and here we see Dave from Sheffield take us through the steps to making a delicious (virtual yum test) "Sheffield Sustainable Gooseberry Cake,
the flour is milled by his trusty Kenwood A901 Chef table mixer, how smooth does it sound milling the wheat flour !!






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Post# 1068065 , Reply# 17   4/19/2020 at 04:11 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And onto video 5 of our virtual weekend experience, Mathew (3203) takes us through washing with his AEG Lavalux twintub, featuring copper spin drum and a turbulator set into the base with a powerful 2.7kw water heater,
also showing us the handy metal tool to remove the heater shield and pulsator for inspection & cleaning.

Darren runs a mixed load through the 1966 Bendix LT washer dryer, observe the nifty use of beefed up suspension, with an extra bolt you can slide in an extra shock absorber, if only we could do that on others ha ha.

Alistair shows the Servis Quartz computer controlled front loader from 1982, with simple one touch programming and press button door release !!







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Post# 1068066 , Reply# 18   4/19/2020 at 04:43 (1,078 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for a little light lunch to keep the strength up, Gazpacho soup blitzed in the Kenwood Chef liquidiser, mackerel pate minced in the early chef, good old bacon buttys and cheese & pickle ...

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Post# 1068067 , Reply# 19   4/19/2020 at 04:50 (1,078 days old) by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
This was great!

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Hi Mike,

Thank you for putting all this together and for organising the virtual meet, it was a lot of fun to meet everyone online.

Hopefully, we can do this again at some stage and to actually meet a lot or all of the UK members in 2022!

Love the pics and vids!

Cheers
Leon


Post# 1068068 , Reply# 20   4/19/2020 at 04:55 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Afternoon and its time to have a walk around Daves garden and take in the stunning flowers...

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Post# 1068069 , Reply# 21   4/19/2020 at 05:04 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And time to cut the grass with the Black & Decker "Launderette" mower...very apt !!

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Post# 1068070 , Reply# 22   4/19/2020 at 05:12 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Now the grass is cut its time to hang out the laundry...


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Post# 1068071 , Reply# 23   4/19/2020 at 05:15 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Richards painting a gate and admiring the handywork ..

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Post# 1068072 , Reply# 24   4/19/2020 at 05:18 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The Lincoln Wash Doctor kak Darren Aitch is fixing new finds...

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Post# 1068073 , Reply# 25   4/19/2020 at 05:26 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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John, Jason and The Proper Boss with four legs are working away on repairs in the warehouse, USA style..

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Post# 1068074 , Reply# 26   4/19/2020 at 05:41 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Washing dried, now time for sewing , stitching & ironing, Alistair is using the new / old 1970`s classic Tricity ironer while Jamie is using his Pfaff ironer press and running up an Easter Bunny on the latest Janome tech,
Ian is using his trusted wooden airer after ironing !!


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Post# 1068075 , Reply# 27   4/19/2020 at 05:42 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile Kevin is onto the signage ready for the Zoom meeting...

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Post# 1068076 , Reply# 28   4/19/2020 at 05:53 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Thirsty work all this "More Tea Vicar" and cake and scones and fruit biscuits and nut brittle and choccy muffins and gooseberry cake and hot cross buns....Yes Please !!

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Post# 1068077 , Reply# 29   4/19/2020 at 06:02 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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A quick run around with the Hoover and buff those quarry tile floors before dinner...Marks running the Electrolux 504 round the G plan, Ians buffing the minton quarry tiles and got the Electrolux Z502 on the stairs, Lukes testing out the Moulinex Major and Richards using the Hoover Dirtsearchers to find all those hidden cake crumbs !!

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Post# 1068078 , Reply# 30   4/19/2020 at 06:04 (1,077 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
"Well done gent's!"

The colors, machines, and tasty treats all look great! The only thing in bloom at all here are weeds. I'm mad jealous!

Post# 1068081 , Reply# 31   4/19/2020 at 06:34 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Just in time for evening meal, good wine, beers and a well earned rest !!

ps, we where all so knackered filming the repairs, washing, cooking, fixing ironing, folding a Hoovering plus copious amounts of tea and coffee making that it was easy on dinner and not the full dinner service & set with starched tablecloths
we are all usually have, but just what was needed...!!


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Post# 1068082 , Reply# 32   4/19/2020 at 06:43 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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After all that food its time to load up the dishwashers and "Simply Switch On"...dishwashers in use by Kitchenaid, Miele, Smeg, Bosch and Whirlpool with Fairy & Claro dishwasher detergents..

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Post# 1068084 , Reply# 33   4/19/2020 at 06:55 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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All thats needed now is to say a big "Thank You" for having a grand time and taking the time to film and take pics of what was the first "Virtual Meet Up" that we`ve ever done.

Please dont be disappointed if you were not asked, I for one am really really glad we didnt scale up the numbers this time as much as I would have wanted to connect with you all, the logistics of your phone & computer out of use 48hrs while downloading everyones
fab stuff and then the time to sort it been a learning curve - BUT with a conflab about how to do the next one am looking forward to the next virtual meet. And hope its given you all an idea into the world of virtual group meetings across the miles especially given
todays restrictions of worldwide & local travel.

Cheers from me and him with the bottle ...

ps,have a few more videos processing, will be up later !!


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Post# 1068088 , Reply# 34   4/19/2020 at 07:10 (1,077 days old) by NilfiskGA70 (Limerick, Ireland)        

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Nothing much on telly last night so fired up the laptop and Watched the videos - brilliant! Looks like you all had a ball, despite the physical distancing. Love the English electric twin, the sound of its spinner spooling up reminded me of the ATC turboprop gearing up for takeoff when I flew to Birmingham last November to visit the classic car show at the NEC. My first landlady had an English Electric Rapide cooker, which churned out meals for her 3 kids and us 3 lodgers every day, that company made some nice appliances in their time.

Post# 1068093 , Reply# 35   4/19/2020 at 08:13 (1,077 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Thanks Mike, that was a lot of work to make all those videos! I love the English Electric wringer washer. There weren't many electric wringers seen on the Dutch market although they were there. Most people had hand wringers, laundry was hard labour back then. The Hotpoint twintub is another like. I guess I prefer to watch a twintub with an agitator over one with an impeller. Love the red accents too of it. And there is many more to like, like all the kitchen appliances. Will post later a bit more.

Post# 1068106 , Reply# 36   4/19/2020 at 09:34 (1,077 days old) by Keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Another Fab thread...from all the washer enthusiasts :)

Darren, your Hotpoint Supermatic (late 1400) is the spinner red funnel / in-harnced opener an actual accessory which could be purchased ? Never one of those before.

Cheers
Keith


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Post# 1068122 , Reply# 37   4/19/2020 at 11:09 (1,077 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
A company here

in the USA sold cylinder clear worktop dishwashers in the 70's, but they only used water pressure to work. The water drained as it washed, and rinsed as soon as the detergent was used up.

Post# 1068128 , Reply# 38   4/19/2020 at 11:48 (1,077 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
So wonderful to have shared in this virtual weekend Mike

Thanks for what has turned out to be a whole weeks work and more. Great we can now relive the weekend. Great to to have met a few Aw friends from other parts of the world, we've not met before yet you all seemed so familiar and great virtual company for our Zoom sessions.

Keith, That must have been an optional extra. I got it years ago and had all but forgotten about it. A friend of a friends, mum had died and we serviced her hoover junior for many years, so her son offered us the cleaner and said there was a hotpoint twin tub as well if we were interested, it was a mid 70's model without the autorinse, and having no space or thoughts of collecting, passed it on to a family that could make use of it. But with it came the two 1400 lids and this red ring, which of course I hadn't a clue what it was or probably even what a 1400 looked like back then. Now apparently, she had hotpoint check both of these machines every year right up until the year she died, so if hotpoint recommended this optional extra she'd have had it. If this is how it was sold, or via the original shop I don't know, but it's the exact plastic of the filter tray and has the notch for the spin lid handle. Again knowing the gap between the deck and the spinner, may be it was not out with the original machine, more a later addition following lots of call out for lost items or blockages, we are perhaps a bit more careful than some of the users back in the day when loading the spinner, would be great if you had any literature that may shed light on this optional extra.

Mathew



Post# 1068129 , Reply# 39   4/19/2020 at 11:49 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Leon, glad you where able to join in and show us your new display space and update us on your projects, am interested in trading info on the Servis top loaders, fascinating history !! See you on the next one..



Post# 1068133 , Reply# 40   4/19/2020 at 12:00 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hello Mike, yes its springlike here thankfully, and the gardens with the lines of washing and beautiful flowers just made for great pics..thanks

The little tabletop Electrolux uses a small pump to deliver the jets up the side of the cabinet and to slowly turn the basket, quite efficient, best on a mixer tap where you could do a cold prewash and then hot wash sanitise & dry.

Heres the In-Store Electrolux demonstrator presenting the Dishmaid..






Post# 1068137 , Reply# 41   4/19/2020 at 12:07 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Afternoon Peter, glad you enjoyed the vintage classics, the guys did a great job enjoying & filming their collections.Nowthen, that spinner is a tad vibrational at the moment, we realised its the front cabinet reverbing when accelerating,
the packing blocks hadnt gone back in between the outer tubs and cabinet hence the reverb, and yes turboprop indeed ha ha...

Mum had an English Electric Rapide 66, the slimmer model, that cooked for six of us 1966 to 1978 until the Tricity President double oven took over !!


Post# 1068138 , Reply# 42   4/19/2020 at 12:10 (1,077 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Keith

Do you mean Mathews red Hotpoint 1400 spinner attachment ?

I had never seen one till recently, it does appear to be a Hotpoint genuine attachment, even has the cut out for the spinner lid knob cut out as demonstrated by Mathew in his video !!


Post# 1068150 , Reply# 43   4/19/2020 at 13:35 (1,077 days old) by nilfiskGA70 (Limerick, Ireland)        

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I see a rotary iron on this thread - here is a picture of a Morphy Richards that Mum had up to 1977, the pedal was connected to the appliance by a Bowden cable; pressing the pedal pulled the iron tight to the roller and switched on the motor. The lever allowed the iron to fall back further in order to insert items of clothing. She mainly used it for sheets and towels as it was a bit fussy for clothing. A knob inside the end of the roller disconnected the drive to allow it to be turned by hand. We also had a Tricity President double-oven, bought cheaply off the local technical school's home-ec kitchen. It replaced the Gala Hi-Speed in 1986 and lasted until a utility room remodel in 1994. Congrats to the chef - the Malteser cake looked mighty tempting!

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Post# 1068151 , Reply# 44   4/19/2020 at 13:42 (1,077 days old) by Keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Arhhh ok - I thought it was Darrenís as I know he has one of these very short production 1400ís - never heard or seen that kind of accessory before, is it Hotpoint marked ?
Looks great, I need to give mine a run as I havenít used it for years.
Cheers
K


Post# 1068158 , Reply# 45   4/19/2020 at 14:24 (1,077 days old) by sesteve (London, UK)        

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Fab thread Mike. Youíll need a lie down with an ice pack on your head and some cucumber slices to sooth those tired eyes after pulling those clips together and doing this thread! Itís much appreciated and itís brilliant how it has all turned out this time as we were all working blind! As Mathew said it was great to see other people from around the world and some different machines too.

I would think you are right Mathew on the spinner funnel - when you think the later Hotpoint (and EE) twin tubs came with the removable top to allow you to access the side of the spin can to retrieve items (usually unmentionables) even though the gap on these later ones was much less than this model. There must be an old parts catalogue somewhere that might have one in somewhere fingers crossed

S :)


Post# 1068160 , Reply# 46   4/19/2020 at 14:36 (1,077 days old) by Keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Hi Steve,
Sounds like a good theory, was the 1420 even deeper gap between the top surround and spin can ? On the on in the pic the gap is the same as all the other 1400ís.
When dragging clothes over would it not get in the way ?
Interesting, i have a parts catalogue for the 1400ís - will see if its listed:)
Cheers


Post# 1068168 , Reply# 47   4/19/2020 at 15:29 (1,077 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Hi Keith

This was Darren's, as they came up over the years I always let them go to others, then when was outbid, Darren was good enough to offer me this one, I know he has the original 1400, not sure if he has another as well. Yes I'm sure the gap on this and the original are the same. I think the way to use the spin guard, would be not to when transferring large items, sheets towels etc, in the video, i was washing shirts and it wasn't really needed, but if your washing small items and you lift them out of the washtub with the tongs and drop them in then would work well. But yes if you drag the washing over then you'd dislodge it.



Post# 1068174 , Reply# 48   4/19/2020 at 16:05 (1,077 days old) by Keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Hi Mathew,
I did wonder if it was Darrenís, he and i were the only 2 that had this type of 1400 - it was only produced for a very short time (maybe a year) before the 1420 was launched to the market.
I have to say never heard of the spin guard, new one on me, i have a couple of spares catalogues of the time so will see if they list it as an optional extra :) looks great.
Cheers


Post# 1068426 , Reply# 49   4/21/2020 at 02:32 (1,076 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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On Zoom the Miele twintub was mentioned. I found some pictures and a few videos. Picture #4 shows a newer model I assume or a TOL model, it doesn't have the two handles on the front but an extra dial.

Here's Candybimatic's video:






And here's Vampyrxy's Combinette:










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Post# 1068427 , Reply# 50   4/21/2020 at 02:36 (1,076 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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We also discussed European KitchenAid dishwashers. Here are some pictures. It looks like this one doesn't have a heating element in the tub either.

KitchenAid was the most expensive dishwasher on the market here. Other American brands were available too.



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Post# 1068442 , Reply# 51   4/21/2020 at 06:32 (1,075 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Kitchenaid DW, US version Of This Was aA KDS-17

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This DW even in the US had the heater down in the sump, and this European version would have to have had a water heater element to heat water for the Sani-cycle and I would suspect that it was used throughout to heat and or maintain water temperatures.

 

Hi Mike Chester and everyone else that helped put this fun thread together.

 

This was a lot of work for you guys, unfortunately Jason and I have been busier than ever trying to reorganize all the parts and do other build-outs at the warehouse and did not get in much time to play with the appliances, I also hope to participate in one of the Zoom meetups in the future. but for now we are determined to get things in shape at the warehouse so we can host a future event.

 

John L.


Post# 1068461 , Reply# 52   4/21/2020 at 07:57 (1,075 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Easter 2020 Classic Appliances Virtual Meet (Part 6 )

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Heres you next video over the weekend, featuring Miele W756 washing machine by Steve, the W436 washing machine, G560 Dishwasher and matching dryer by Alistair, Steve wheels out the Colston and Hoovermatic twintubs
and Darren gets to grips repairing the Whirlpools and Hotpoint 95 series washing machines. Alistairs tests out the Candy and Servis Compact wringer washers.We see Jeff & Cals Westinghouse front loader along with Kevins Big Miele / Little Miele
with John & Jasons repair test of a big Miele in the workshop !!

Enjoy !!






Post# 1068462 , Reply# 53   4/21/2020 at 07:58 (1,075 days old) by sesteve (London, UK)        

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Love that Miele Combinette - especially with the chrome washdeck. Were Miele twintubs sold in the UK as never seen a British version.

Would be good to understand what all the controls do and how the hose arrangement works - is it the fill and empty hose on the same connector or was there a separate drain hose?

S


Post# 1068520 , Reply# 54   4/21/2020 at 15:45 (1,075 days old) by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        

Thanks for another great thread Mike, it was great to be involved with all this. I like the look of that Miele Combinette too, I would happily have one of those if we'd had them in the UK.
Ian


Post# 1068631 , Reply# 55   4/22/2020 at 12:17 (1,074 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi all.

Mike - thanks for taking the time to put the videos together and to everyone who contributed footage. Really enjoyed watching them all and seeing how everyone's collections are currently doing.

I wish I could have send in some video, but the machines over my end are currently hidden behind towers of spare parts boxes rendering them all inaccessible sadly. The boxes are usually kept in the shed, but the shed it to be painted over the coming weeks. Most frustrating.

I was working on a separate appliance project, but one a lot less interesting to watch than peoples actual machines. Hopefully still worthwhile though - will post a sneak peek on the UK Twin Tubs thread soon.

All the best to everyone.
Paul


Post# 1068697 , Reply# 56   4/22/2020 at 18:05 (1,074 days old) by supertwin59 (shropshire, england, united kingdom)        

Hello All,

A big round of applause for Chestermike for putting together another thoroughly enjoyable thread.

I have been spending my time making an improved shelfing assembly for a part of my workshop/storeroom for vacs; hard work!!!!!!!

That Miele Combinette is just so lush.

Regards, Walter, SHRPOSHIRE.


Post# 1068838 , Reply# 57   4/23/2020 at 11:53 (1,073 days old) by alanlondon (London)        
Thank you Mike and team

for sharing such a wonderful post, I've so enjoyed it and watching all the videos! Just fabulous that so many of these machines are saved and restored. Cheers Alan

Post# 1069558 , Reply# 58   4/27/2020 at 13:14 (1,069 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Easter 2020 Classic Appliances Virtual Meet (Part 7 )

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Heres Part 7 of our virtual weekend meet, here we see Hoover Keymatics and 1100 automatics, Hotpoint toploaders and the wall of Miele featuring 80`s Miele, the latest W1 series, dishwashers and tumble dryers,
along with Ebac, Servis Quartz and Philips spin drain from the 80`s.

Give us a like, ask a question & Enjoy !!








Post# 1069561 , Reply# 59   4/27/2020 at 13:19 (1,069 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Steve & Ian Yes the Miele Combinette looks like it has one of those those fill and drain hoses linked to the tap adapter like you see on portables in the States. Will ask Candybimatic and see if he can show us...washing in it !!





Post# 1069563 , Reply# 60   4/27/2020 at 13:28 (1,069 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Easter 2020 Classic Appliances Virtual Meet

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Evening Paul, will get to look at your spreadsheets in depth after Ive finished the last video, so much great footage it needed breaking down into parts..

Great work on the TwinTub spreadsheet, I think you have them all covered , if not it will be time to ly down in a darkened room ha ha..this is me checking all the references lol.


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Post# 1069564 , Reply# 61   4/27/2020 at 13:31 (1,069 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Evening Walter hope all good with you , Thank You for your kind words but I`m only stitching it all together , everyone else did the hard work filming and thinking about it all.

Hope all the shelving for the workshop worked out okay for you, once done though you will reap the rewards..

Cheers for now, Mike


Post# 1069565 , Reply# 62   4/27/2020 at 13:37 (1,069 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Easter 2020 Classic Appliances Virtual Meet

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Hello Alan, glad you enjoyed it, parts 7 & 8 to follow, maybe nine if I cant condense it enough ha ha...

Its testament to everyones enthusiasm and dedication to the cause, setting up the display rooms, renovating the appliances and presenting them for posterity etc. Some even have better work arounds than when factory delivered.

Many thanks for the Servis brochures, marvelous bedtime reading, will add them to the relevant folders.

Cheers, Mike


Post# 1069569 , Reply# 63   4/27/2020 at 14:48 (1,069 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I found a picture of a brochure of the Miele Combinette. It looks indeed like there is something similar on the hose.



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Post# 1069572 , Reply# 64   4/27/2020 at 15:51 (1,069 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
British Twintub Washing Machines 1959 - 1990

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Many thanks for the brochures Louis, The Miele looks a substantial twintub, was that type of connector used on any other twintubs you know of ?


And also for the Acme leaflet, does it explain anything to do with the wash action on the 2 speed wringer washers and Acme twintub, we are trying to confirm if the wringers had the lower agitator like the twintub and was it back n forth reciprocating etc..
and what does the knob do on the washdeck lhs of the washtub, is it a pump lever control or a lid lock ?


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Post# 1069615 , Reply# 65   4/27/2020 at 21:16 (1,069 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Very festive.   A virtual party is more long lasting as you can refer back to it, not just in memory.


Post# 1069617 , Reply# 66   4/27/2020 at 21:28 (1,069 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Mike

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I have never seen that connector before on any washing machine here.

The Acme leaflet only mentions a bakelite agitator, no further information.


Post# 1069645 , Reply# 67   4/28/2020 at 04:03 (1,069 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Mike, just thinking aloud

that grey knob on the wash deck of the acme, could it just be to prop the lid open slightly when boiling, the lid looks like it would fit the wash deck quite well and with no suds return hole to let the steam escape.

Mathew


Post# 1069646 , Reply# 68   4/28/2020 at 04:19 (1,069 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Acme

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Forgot to mention about the two speeds, the leaflet mentions one speed is for wool, the other for linens.

Post# 1069841 , Reply# 69   4/29/2020 at 06:31 (1,067 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Easter 2020 Classic Appliances Virtual Meet (Part 8)

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And finally the last video in our virtual meet series. Opening with Steve (SESteve) washing with his recently renovated Colston Ariston Twintub, love that sucking air noise and the vortex of air hits the spinning impeller..

The afternoon we see Mikey car washing, the bakers are out with Dave Derwent using his classic Kenwood Chef A901 mixer with Wheat Milling attachment - I find watching that grain in the hopper so soothing..
Dave makes a Gooseberry Cake using his own fruit grown in his garden,

Jamie is using his Kenwood CookChef whipping up bread buns and then his Thermomix for a delicious treat of Mars Bars melted with oats for a choccy fudge cake - Yum.. And of course Jason & John with a tray of nut brittle..

The vintage lawnmowers make light work of the grass ready for the washing lines.

And after all those previous videos washing away, its time to hang out the washing in gardens all over ..

As ever "Ask a question, give us a like and Enjoy !!






Post# 1069845 , Reply# 70   4/29/2020 at 07:48 (1,067 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Thanks Mike for putting all these videos together, it must have been a lot of work!

Do I spot a Hoover foodmixer at around 7.15 into the video?


Post# 1069847 , Reply# 71   4/29/2020 at 07:54 (1,067 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Hoover Food Mixer?

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No Louis, its not - its a Bosch mixer, probably around the same vintage, but larger capacity. I do have some footage of the Hoover Automix which I will get up onto youtube soon :)

Al


Post# 1069849 , Reply# 72   4/29/2020 at 08:06 (1,067 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Easter 2020 Classic Appliances Virtual Meet

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Oh I thought it was the Hoover Automix as well - There we go ha ha..Thanks Al for confirming, you`ll have to take it through its paces bakestyle !!

Heres more of Als fabulous small appliances displayed !!




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Post# 1069857 , Reply# 73   4/29/2020 at 09:50 (1,067 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Did Hoover ever make

a stand or hand mixer? Is the Dualit hand mixer relatively new to the UK?
The new Kenwood K Mix style rounded similar to Kitchen Aid is nice.


Post# 1069862 , Reply# 74   4/29/2020 at 10:33 (1,067 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Mike

Yes, Hoover did have a stand mixer and the famous Hoover Automix, along with colourful kettles & toasters.

The Dualit range has been here for a few years now.Yes the new Kenwoods are nice but not a patch (IMHO) on the sturdy metal vintage models !!


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Post# 1069872 , Reply# 75   4/29/2020 at 11:53 (1,067 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
loved that instalment Mike

great to see the variety of appliances, the planetary kenwood action, and beating and sweeping action of the Hoovers and electrolux upright. But oh, our garden looks so dried out when compared with the others, Just shows how dry it's been here, though as much down to poor soil and lack of planting. And cheers to you Mike, as you raise a glass at the end. Brilliant

Mathew


Post# 1069909 , Reply# 76   4/29/2020 at 15:49 (1,067 days old) by sesteve (London, UK)        

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Fab final instalment Mike. Thereís a BAFTA on its way to you Iím sure lol. Now rest those eyes and get ready for the next meet as Iím sure we wonít be unlocked anytime soon x

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Post# 1069919 , Reply# 77   4/29/2020 at 17:11 (1,067 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Chestermike, what kind of cake is that in the first picture, it looks good? what are the chocolate covered balls?

Post# 1070238 , Reply# 78   5/1/2020 at 06:04 (1,065 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        
I don't know where to start!

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Trust me being away for so long allowing so much to pile up...

First and foremost am that glad the lads found a way to keep things going even under this most stressful and unusual time. It really is like Foggy, Clegg, Compo and Howard... No matter what they do manage to get together and have such fun. Darn good.

Leon - Am in love with your collection, how do you manage it all? Your narration was wonderful. Especially love way you say "gear Box". The pronoucnation is similar to favourite Monty Python sketch about post boxes.





Have both a Kenwood Chef (rebadged as Rival for sale on this side of pond) with various attachments, also the Braun mixer (ditto), but can't say have hauled out either in ages. Sort of went off baking after diving in feet first. It's much as one can manage these days to get meals on table, never mind baking.

Also have the highly coveted Bosch mixer; you can't fail with it can you? Great for kneading heavy dough like enough for several loves of wheat bread. Then there are the various accessories. Mine came from Utah IIRC, for some reason they were quite popular out there at one time.

Kevin! You handsome rascal! How are you getting on with the Miele washers? Your 4XXX series looks huge lurking about in the background.


Alistair - One's first ironer was a vintage Beatty Bros table top unit similar to your Tricity. Found it useless for large things like sheets so sold it on. Am up to four since; two Pfaff, a vintage Super Simplex and the portable Ironrite compact.

Jamie- So that's the new model of Pfaff ironer. How do you find it? IIRC same unit is sold under "Reliable" brand here in states. Of course neither is like Pfaff of old.

Pfaff was sold several times in recent years and aren't sure who owns them now. Same really as my vintage Pfaff sewing machines need spares and NOS originals are rare now.

Pfaff of course used Ironrite's patents and designs after that company became a cropper. Pfaff ironers of old at least exerted more pressure per square foot on materials then other ironers. This meant among other things they could use less heating power to get job done. While Miele and other ironers had heating power of nearly 3kW, Pfaff units were a bit lower, around only 2.5 kW with another 1000 for steam.

Speaking of ironers this Miele was on eBay just last week. It was in our cross hairs but distance (across the country), plus fact already have four ironers and current crisis drew an immediate veto. Well words were rather stronger than that but never the less was firmly put off the idea. Thing wouldn't have suited anyway, it is an industrial ironer requiring about 3.5 kW power draw.

My vintage super Simplex is of similar design so that's me for you....



Post# 1071288 , Reply# 79   5/8/2020 at 05:40 (1,058 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Cake

Hi Mike (Pararunner58) the cake is a simple sponge 2 x 9 inch sponges cut in halve , so its 4 layers filled with fresh cream, then a chocolate buttercream layered all over and then final decoration lots of malteasers ,
not sure if you have them or under another name . they are honeycomb balls covered in chocolate, too moorish.

I did this a few years ago when we had a family party and my nieces where teens and getting interested in cooking so was great to make this with them and get them to build it and decorate as well.



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Post# 1071289 , Reply# 80   5/8/2020 at 05:58 (1,058 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes, we have malted milk balls

here in the USA. They're branded as "WHOPPERS"!! A sponge cake here is unique from a regular British layer cake batter. It is lighter, yellow, and has more holes to absorb juices, sauce, or syrups. It is not like a genoise sponge either. In the UK, all cake batter is referred to as "sponge".

Post# 1071366 , Reply# 81   5/8/2020 at 13:37 (1,058 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Where To Start -

Good morning Launderess, at the beginning lol, you where missed as you usually check in on all things twintubs and ironers. Yes we do have fun meeting up but will leave the analogy of who is who to guesswork ha ha.


Looking forward to using the ironers myself when we can all get out of lockdown and start meeting up again.


Post# 1071372 , Reply# 82   5/8/2020 at 13:51 (1,058 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Thank you for the info for that cake. My wife would love it, whoppers are one of her favorite candies. When she was younger, they lived close enough to the downtown area of the city we lived in. On Saturdays she would walk down the the Woolworth Store and buy them at the candy counter.




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