So when we replaced the dishwasher in sweetie's kitchen I took the old but perfectly functioning Kitchen Aide dishwasher to the shop intending to donate it to Habitat for Humanity or some similar group. Today at lunch with a bunch of like minded hot rodders/gearheads the possibility of using it for an automated parts washer came up. Has anyone done this? Successes/failures? Cleaning solution used? Petroleum or non-petroleum? Suggestions? Please refrain from drama. If you think I'm an idiot just keep it to yourself. Most folks here already know that and it would serve no purpose to reiterate it. Opinions are ok, but would really like to hear from folks that have done it or actually seen it done. I also know you can buy commercially manufactured ones; like in this link. So the idea isn't farfetched, but maybe the old dishwasher idea??? b-t-w; I've already got a parts cleaner that looks like a chest type freezer or antique Pepsi machine. The kind that has an electric pump with flexible tube, fusible link lid, and holds about 35 gallons of Stoddard Solvent. If I try this it will be in addition to that one.