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Before and after in Thermadoria
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Post# 1069296   4/25/2020 at 20:26 (1,060 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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So finally doing a before and after. Hereís the before. Highlighting some of the dirtiest items, and showing whatís been passing for a full dishwasher. The square pans had meatloaf baked in them. Sadly some Lilly livered dish rinser got to the gravy pan... I used two scoops of the green stuff in the prewash cup, 2 tablespoons, and a Lemi-shine pod dropped in the silverware basket. The main wash got cascade fryer boil poured in until it was level with the full line. The Jet Dry dispenser is full... As for the cycle, we have Heavy Steam and heated dry. Had the Sani Steam thermostat not called in rich last month, you can bippity-boppity bet your ass weíd have signed up for that class as well... weíll be back, and donít hold your breath, as weíll be waiting a good while, so stay tuned for ĎAs the Cycle Endsí... I promise to show the good, the bad, and hopefully not, but if it is, the ugly.

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Post# 1069298 , Reply# 1   4/25/2020 at 20:33 (1,060 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        
Just minutes in...

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And weíre getting steamed up about it already.

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Post# 1069319 , Reply# 2   4/25/2020 at 22:40 (1,059 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Well itís either patting this one here out to a sparkling finish, or baking those yibbles and bits on for the long haul...

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Post# 1069325 , Reply# 3   4/25/2020 at 23:14 (1,059 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        
Alas! Silence...

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Dishwasher must be done!

Well everything came out sparkling sans a couple tribal dissidents, as youíll see. And as youíll also see, not a single yibble or bit on a thing, not even the bottom of a cup! That big flat container has been permanently disfigured, and itís been stained badly, but I think thatíll come out over time and use of my preferred detergent in the main wash.

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Post# 1069327 , Reply# 4   4/25/2020 at 23:18 (1,059 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        
Back so soon, Mr and Mrs Jones...

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*saleman gulls nervously* well I sure hope itís because you were completely satisfied with your recent experience...

Some manky new business as well as a couple noteworthy repeat customers.

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Post# 1069349 , Reply# 5   4/26/2020 at 00:55 (1,059 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Well Reggie, if the machine is rendering good results and you can stand the noise, have fun with it.  These are very handsome dishwashers that make a positive impression in the kitchen, and they can dry the pants off of any other dishwasher out there. 


Be sure to keep us posted on how things are going in Themadoria.  I'm mean, that's a place, not an affliction (yet), right?

Post# 1069409 , Reply# 6   4/26/2020 at 13:21 (1,059 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

As long as it is not Tralfamadore. That bowl did not look well cleaned in Reply #4 though, and what is that stuck on the fork in the left hand silver basket?

Post# 1069412 , Reply# 7   4/26/2020 at 13:36 (1,059 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Well Reggie, you get BobLoad certification.  Looks like how I used to load our 1968 Waste King.  

Post# 1069539 , Reply# 8   4/27/2020 at 11:08 (1,058 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Stunning machine

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I love the styling and the cleaning seems almost perfect from the photos, how long are the cycles?


Post# 1069557 , Reply# 9   4/27/2020 at 12:44 (1,058 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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What a handsome machine!

Post# 1069653 , Reply# 10   4/28/2020 at 06:56 (1,057 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Very nice looking machine

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That looks like a fun machine.  I have a question about the detergent dispenser.  It looks like you fill both and then close it.  Does it open 1/2 way for the first wash and then the rest of the way for the second wash?



Post# 1069708 , Reply# 11   4/28/2020 at 12:57 (1,057 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Itís still not quite as good as the Whirlpool Powerclean, but itís pretty damn good. And it looks good!!

The dispenser actually opens three times. Youíve got the two cups, the first one pops open in the prewash, then it clunks again in the main wash and opens that cup about 90% of the way, it stays like this until the final rinse, and then it uses that last little bit to actuate again and the cam inside the door actually pushes a plunger on the jet dry dispenser and makes it work. Then the dispenser is all the way open when you open the door at the end of the cycle. If you use either short wash or light steam, you only fill the first cup and close just that one. All the rest you close both regardless. You can fill the prewash or not tho. I always do.

Post# 1069901 , Reply# 12   4/29/2020 at 15:06 (1,056 days old) by Fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
Looks great

Buttons, lights, lock lever, wow! Clean dishes, if I recall correctly these were advertised as the "stainless steel clean Machines" weren't they? Well thought out rack design. Enjoy

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