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Iso 1950s / early 1960s dishwasher
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Post# 1105543   1/22/2021 at 18:54 (799 days old) by JessicaMarie (Columbia)        

Our 90s dishwasher died this week and we want to replace it with a true vintage dishwasher if possible, but I've been having a tough time finding one within reasonable driving distance from SC.

Post# 1105594 , Reply# 1   1/22/2021 at 23:59 (798 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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You may have to compromise with a KitchenAid from the mid '60s to late '70s.  They are the easiest to find because they were built to last.  The oldest model that would offer similar capacity to a modern day machine would be the KD-15 series.  I think any KitchenAid from the 15 series through the 18 series would be compatible with an original midcentury kitchen.


Here is a KDS-15 (top of the line Superba model)


Kitchenaid/Hobart KDS 15 - needs a home


And here are (L-R) a KDS 17 (series 16 would look the same), KDS-18, and KDS-20



Generally speaking, the models down the line from the Superba will have a visible timer knob to start the machine in addition to buttons for cycle choices and optional functions, something like this:




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