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Kenwood impeller dishwasher
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Post# 1158051   8/28/2022 at 07:25 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        

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I’m back to Als for the Bank Holiday weekend and while there are lots of the things going on I’ve been playing with the Kenwood dishwasher. This was a design award winner at the time and marketed as the best dishwasher as it was designed to fit all the housewife’s daily dishes. It could hang on the wall, be built in, sit in a cupboard, or stand on a bench. It has an impeller wash system which for 1967 was old technology. If loaded correctly it washes well and did come with options of different baskets to wash pans etc. The only challenge is modern crockery as so much larger that mugs glasses etc often won’t fit. And it’s design means things have allocate spaces that cannot be used for other things.
Here are some pictures of before and after. We were washing a very popular Meakin dish Poppy which fits like a charm. Al even had the matching coffee pot and toaster.
The cereal bowls weren’t “flat” enough and although they fitted in their slots not enough water could slide through so the two glasses about them didn’t fully clean.
I’m sure others will post more of the others things they’ve done !
Happy holiday !


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Post# 1158056 , Reply# 1   8/28/2022 at 08:52 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Super cool dishwasher, looks like it's in wonderful condition.  Congrats.

Post# 1158057 , Reply# 2   8/28/2022 at 09:20 by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        
Detergent dispenser

Interesting dispenser. Is it shaped to allow the water to flush it out?

Post# 1158061 , Reply# 3   8/28/2022 at 09:30 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        

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Hello yes it’s basically a hopper no more fancy than pouring it on the door !

Post# 1158062 , Reply# 4   8/28/2022 at 09:32 by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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Fabulous brochures and greats pics……I had so much fun playing with this machine last year x

Post# 1158068 , Reply# 5   8/28/2022 at 10:34 by appnut (TX)        
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Put your feet up and Ken's wood puts a sparkle in your eye. "

If that had been a marketing literature slogan, husbands would have been beating shop doors down to purchase.

Love the crockery!!!

What are the various programes on the contol dial? I"m assuming there is auto water heating to thermostatically determined temperatures.

Post# 1158079 , Reply# 6   8/28/2022 at 11:55 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        

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Hello it has 3 programs. Set to programme 1 it fills from cold heats to 65c 150F it’s then starts up with some ferocity. It will wash for 8 mins I think 2 is the same but 6 mins and 3 for glassware is 4 mins there’s then 2 rinses. But if you use programs 1 then 2&3 are just rinses if that makes sense.

The impeller runs for about 2 mins to waft the heat around.


Post# 1158081 , Reply# 7   8/28/2022 at 12:34 by appnut (TX)        

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Yes, thank you very much. It does make sense!!

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