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philw696

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As you got into your teens it was the ones with Durex in that were important ;)
 

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Back in the 60's dad bought a commercial dishwasher (only type you could buy), a top loader with a lift out top tray and a basket in the bottom. As long as you didn't put tealeaves or mint sauce in it, you chucked a scoop of powder in it, it ran off the hot pipe and was all done in 5-mins. Was still working when they moved up to Buxton in 81 when they had no need of it.

Our 3rd or 4th one in the last 15 years takes 142 minutes to do the same and will probably need replacing itself in another couple of years!

What do I miss from the 70's: Simply stuff that worked and when it wore out you could repair it, none of this built in obsolescence cr@p...