200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Billdog37
Redoing the kitchen counter and cabinets. In place of a 24" cabinet, we are thinking of putting in a dishwasher. Looking for feedback on what to stay away from. Not going high end, just want one that works well. 
Bill
ICCC# 1225
Quote
SteveRetherford
you might find this interesting http://www.appliance411.com/purchase/make.shtml
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
Quote
SteveRetherford
i bit off topic here but the name on the device doesnt always mean what you think . some friends troy built pressure washer wouldnt start , he just bought another new troy built pressure washer and gave me the old one :-) well turns out a troy built isnt made by troy built any more in fact it went belly up and some other company bought the name/rights to sell appliances under , turns out for parts i had to look up a different company , briggs n straton . something like that , its been a while ..........seems they play musical chairs with BRAND names . so buyer beware .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
Quote
Mister Wilson
We bit the bullet and bought an 800 series Bosch about 4 months ago. Heard nothing but good things from people we knew that had Bosch, and read nothing but good reviews. So far, I would say money well spent as long as it holds up for many years. Cleans EVERYTHING off and is so quiet you can’t tell it’s on except for the little red light that shines on the floor from the bottom edge of the door. 
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
Quote
Bob1774
Make sure the racks are nylon and not dipped plastic, so they don't rust apart after a couple of years.  If you are doing the installation, install a separate outlet, so you can use a "pigtail," on the dishwasher and not hard wire it.  If you have a garbage disposal, make sure you knock out the plug before hooking up the drain.  Also, some areas have a code for installing a vent.  I like using the SS braided supply hoses.  Install a separate shut off so you can service it while still using the sink.

I've found the "upper middle of the road," seem to be a better fit.  Contractor series are junk, and the high end have so many circuit boards, it will cost you dearly to repair, especially if exotic brands.  If you can swing it or there is a special, get the extended warranty.  Now days, nothing is guaranteed to work for long, and one or two service calls will be the cost of a new one.  Some credit cards extend the warranty also.  

Also, measure the dimensions before you buy.  If you've tiled your floor, or other issues, some dishwashers won't fit.

If it it takes awhile for hot water to reach your sink now, look for a dishwasher that has an option to heat the water after filling.  Otherwise, you'll etch your glasses etc. with a cold water run and have poor results.  Finally, buy high quality dish-washing detergent.  The bargain stuff is useless and leaves stains, cloudiness, etching, etc. and soon all your dishes look like the discarded ones at Goodwill!

Hope that helps.
Bob
Quote
SteveRetherford
sounds like your an installer Bob :-) i put my own in so i know just what your talking about .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
Quote
VincentMechanic31

As the dishes piled up during quarantine, things got tense here at our little rental bungalow w me and Amy and 16 year old son, Henry. 


The “dish troubles” were significantly deescalated w a $50 craigslist purchase of a portable dishwasher and a $12 coupling from Home Depot. 


I am not overstating to say that it saved my sanity to finally have a dishwasher. 


Can’t give advice on what brand to buy. Just that I find it a valuable tool.

"We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anyone tell you any different" -Kurt Vonnegut 

- VincentMechanic31 (Vince) 
Quote
Lantern Junkie
We bit the bullet and bought an 800 series Bosch about 4 months ago. Heard nothing but good things from people we knew that had Bosch, and read nothing but good reviews. So far, I would say money well spent as long as it holds up for many years. Cleans EVERYTHING off and is so quiet you can’t tell it’s on except for the little red light that shines on the floor from the bottom edge of the door. 

I can't help with a recommendation but this is good to know because we are also redoing our kitchen and my wife just ordered a Bosch 800 series dishwasher. Its supposed to be one of the best on the market according to customer feedback .
Ernie 
Quote
Bob1774
sounds like your an installer Bob :-) i put my own in so i know just what your talking about .


Ha, not an installer, but after 50 years of DIY, you pick up a few things, especially with adult kids' houses, rental houses, and two of my own!  Twice I paid to have one installed, and had to redo it myself so either level, flush, or proper length of hoses/wires.  From the big box stores, installation means they plug it in, reconnect the supply/drain hoses, slide it in and shoot a couple of screws under the counter, see ya.
Bob
Quote
DougA
I second the vote for the Bosch dishwashers.  We just got a 100 series back in March and it is great, you hardly know it's running it is so quiet, and does a dandy job doing what it is supposed to do.  I installed it myself, too, without any issues, it was very straightforward.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
Coleman Blues Member #92.
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #009.
Perfection Heater Collectors #5 
Quote
Bob1774
One more suggestion: get a DW that has a quick or express cycle under an hour.  Some take a minimum of hours to run, and while not a big deal if you run it at night when you go to bed, when you need to get them done NOW for dinner or company, that quick cycle is fantastic.
Bob
Quote
DougA
Good point on the quick cycle.  My Bosch has a 1-hr wash cycle option, as well as a rinse-only cycle.  A regular wash on this one is 2.5 hrs.  
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
Coleman Blues Member #92.
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #009.
Perfection Heater Collectors #5 
Quote
WYSIWYG
I'm unhappy with my expensive Samsung dishwasher, it requires that we wash the dishes before we put them in ... and My Samsung refrigerator has had front display replaced twice, the circulation fan replaced, and now the icemaker is failing, the matching Samsung range has had several knobs replaced, at $40 a piece. and My Samsung microwave no longer stays closed, making using the microwave a bit of a challenge.. These appliances were bought less than 10 years ago, and started having problems months after purchase,  I may try a different brand next time and see if I have better luck..
John        
One in every public place...

ICCC #1338    IDITOS  #2654
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate. Member #0059
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #004
Member of CCF  Chromostereopsis  Club
Quote
Kgam1020
Hi Bill. If you are installing a dishwasher please don’t skimp. Buy what you can afford. I am a licensed contractor and I have built/ remodeled many kitchens in the last 20 years. Boch has a great selection of washers that meet’s everyone’s needs. They are smooth and run quite. The only good  thing Samsung Or LG make Is TV’s, and that’s a crap shoot. And please buy from a local dealer and not your local big box store. You won’t regret it. I hope I helped you a little and good luck on your project. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
Quote
Ciancio

WYSIWYG wrote:
I'm unhappy with my expensive Samsung dishwasher, it requires that we wash the dishes before we put them in ... and My Samsung refrigerator has had front display replaced twice, the circulation fan replaced, and now the icemaker is failing, the matching Samsung range has had several knobs replaced, at $40 a piece. and My Samsung microwave no longer stays closed, making using the microwave a bit of a challenge.. These appliances were bought less than 10 years ago, and started having problems months after purchase,  I may try a different brand next time and see if I have better luck..

Stay away from Samsung when it comes to appliances. Their quality and service have tanked in the last 10+ years.
Bosch is by far the top when it comes to dish machines, but you do pay for it.
Whirlpool makes good equipment (most of my appliances are Whirlpool, but I get special pricing so that tends to skew my decision).
Frigidaire makes decent middle of the road dish machines but they are slow (the energy efficient pump can only handle one rack at a time so it cycles between the upper and lower rack throughout the cycle. A bonus is some of them offer a "top rack only" and/or "bottom rack only" cycle option) 
I don't know that much about GE dish machines so I can't say either way about them.

My main suggestions: Get a unit with a stainless steel tub (It will last longer and dry better than a plastic tub). A "Hi-temp" or "heated Wash" feature (better performance, especially if your hot water supply is slow to reach temp). and use a good detergent (if you have soft water do not use the pods or packets, you are just wasting detergent and money. A dish machine with soft water only requires a "dime size" amount) 

Quote
arizonacamper
I went to Lowe's bought mine there. Home Depot pissed me off because everything that you want to buy there has to be ordered. at least Lowe's has stuff in stock I picked up a Frigidaire which is made by Electrolux. I've always had real good luck with this brand. it's about a middle of the road as far as Cost. picked it up with my military discount walked out of there about 250 to $280. perfectly happy with it. don't need one with all the fancy gizmos and doohickeys. all it's got to do is wash the damn dishes and dry them for you something to consider.
Shawn
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

Coleman blues 243 #147
Coleman 275 appreciation #74
Milspec syndicate #39

Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
Quote
D421
I've had good luck with the blonde variety. The one I've had for 34 years still works pretty we'll, but can be noisy from time to time.
Dominic
Everyone likes the dog catcher...until they catch your dog.
Quote
kb0hae
When I moved into my house in July, Lowes did not have dishwashers or gas dryers in stock, and I didn't have 2-3 months to wait for them (Lowes said at that time that was minimum delivery time).  I ended up buying Whirlpool (all three) from a local dealer because they had what I wanted in stock.  All three work very well so far, time will tell how long they last, but they seem well made and reasonably quiet.  BTW, I had read about the numerous problems with Samsung appliances.
Its always darkest before you light the Coleman lantern!
In Rock We Trust!
Martin
Quote
Jayhawksr
We have a Bosch we got as an open Box item at Lowes. It Is super quiet. I can’t recommend Samsung both the frig and microwave we bought only lasted 5 years. I learned from a local parts supplier that Samsung is really bad about keeping a good supply of replacement parts. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1983.  Coleman Quick-lite Crew #36.
Mil Spec Syndicate #1983
Eagle Scout Class of '83
Quote
Chucker
Speaking of household appliances...I had a guy who works on repairing electronics for his company (not I.T.) and he says very few appliance electronics are meant to last more than five years including mother boards and integrated circuits of any kind. Basically anything with a blinking light is suspect. 

When my wife and I replaced our through-the-wall 220V A/C and heat pump this summer I only found three brands that would warranty the compressor for five years - so we bought one of those. 

Still, I now install a surge suppressor with EVERY appliance we buy. I believe that practice has saved us a few times since I've measured voltage spikes up to 126. 6Volts (252V for the A/C of course). 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
Quote
campinut
I have a newer Mayrag and it works great. Get one with a stainless tub and one with fewer bell's and whistles. Newer dishwashers have a 7-8 year life span. Not like the older ones that last many more years. Avoid SAMSUNG at all cost. They are junk..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
Quote
Scrubjay
Yep, Bosch!  Someone who is an electrical engineer recommended it to us--totally bullet proof!  We got a panel-ready, I made my own front panel because our house is from 1926 and I hated the idea of having a new appliance mar the aesthetic.

We got out washing machine with the same person's recommendation: we got a Speed Queen.  It has mechanical controls because so many have "solid state" where the circuit-board goes out...

JB
Judge a person by their actions, not their beliefs; for very few people practice what they preach!
Quote
LongueCarabine
My Dad installed Kitchen Aide dishwashers starting in the late 60’s. My family and my wife’s family have always had Kitchen Aide dishwashers and I haven’t seen a reason to change.

Brian

Mil-Spec Ops #1929

Looking for the following lanterns; 08/36; 09/29; 05/59; 05/60; 06/61; 12/65; 11/75; 11/88
Quote
Bob1774
Those Hobart made Kitchenaid's were bullet proof.  Good friend still has a Superba that looks and runs like new, installed by his dad in 1968.  Whirlpool owns/makes them now as well as Maytag.
Bob
Quote
REJ2
D421 wrote:
I've had good luck with the blonde variety. The one I've had for 34 years still works pretty we'll, but can be noisy from time to time.
Dominic


Yep, mine is a "62" model, red, has worked flawlessly for 38 years. Came from a nice farm family, they had a newer model and felt they could let this one go. It does require a re -red about every 4 weeks though. 
Bob    ICCC #1574
Never, ever, leave behind a $5 lamp
Perfection Heater Collectors # 7 --- Coleman Slant Saver #63
MilSpecOps Syndicate #016 --- Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0131 --- Coleman Blues 243 #86
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #047 --- Coleman Quick-Lite Crew #23 --- Gold Bond Collector #21
Quote
BrianBo
My dishwasher is easy on the electricity, but can be noisy when other dishwashers walk by the house🙂 3F9A576A-3A86-41A9-B8E5-2165D142E263.jpeg 
Quote


...
...
Welcome to the Coleman Collectors Forum, an international forum of Coleman enthusiast and collectors, as such people from all over the world come here to read about Coleman collecting, repair, and to meet and make friends. The pages contained here are intended for the use of amateur collectors and people interested in Coleman collecting, restoration and repair as a hobby. It goes without saying to refrain from political posts, personal attacks and inflammatory posts.

Please note, all postings are the personal opinions of the members posting, the owner, administrators and moderators of the forum do not warrant the accuracy of posted information or endorse the safety of such.