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A Look Back at Some Innovations in Dishwashers

by Isabelle

A Look Back at Some Innovations in Dishwashers

Dishwashing – a compulsory but dreaded chore for every kitchen user. Everyone has a vague memory of putting on those yellow rubber gloves and scrubbing away at some dishes only to repeat the entire process a few hours later. Those days you really wished the dishes would magically wash themselves. Well, thanks to technology, dishes can actually wash themselves.

A Bit of History

Dishwashers were invented about 160 years ago and they have since come a long way since then. The early users of dishwashers must have thought of it as a luxury that only the extremely rich could afford. It’s a different story entirely today, as dishwashers have become an everyday home appliance. The first dishwashers could not compare to the ones we have today in terms of design, technology or functionality.

Over the years, dishwasher manufacturers have added a lot of cool new features that have made the dishwasher the home appliance to have today. These features include pre-soak cycles, removable trays, adjustable racks, improved wash and dry systems among others. All of these new features have been designed to give the ultimate dishwashing experience and to make sure you don’t lift a finger during the washing.

Despite all the additions to the recent brands of dishwashers, this year has witnessed its fair share of upgrades from companies such as GE, Whirlpool and Bosch. Below, you will find some of the latest dishwasher trends that are worth mentioning.

The MyWay™ Rack From Bosch

The MyWay™ rack from Bosch is the best addition to any dishwasher. It gives you the flexibility to arrange your dishes the way you want. Bosch is the 3rd largest rack capacity company in the dishwashing business and it greatly reflects on their machines. Big bowls such as cereal bowls that would otherwise not fit into a regular rack can now be washed alongside other dishes with the MyWay™ rack on some Bosch dishwashers.

The Power of Jets From GE

The latest addition to GE dishwashers is the unique reversing quad-blade lower wash arm. 25 angled jets are incorporated into this design to give full wash coverage as the wash arm rotates clockwise and anti-clockwise, spraying soap and water from each angle. Simply put, the jet pattern and wash coverage changes with a change in the direction of the wash arm.

The Silverware Spray Technology From Whirlpool

The innovative Silverware Spray technology available in certain Whirlpool dishwashers models helps to get rid of sticky food on your silverware and utensils. The spray technology delivers a concentrated shower to those sticky dishes and keeps you from having to re-wash.

The Connected Dishwasher

This is perhaps the coolest feature a dishwasher can have. Your dishwasher along other home appliances may be connected to your Google account and you simply ask them to tell you how your washing is doing without checking on it. Simply ask Google or Alexa how much time is left for your dishes to get washed. It even sends you a phone notification once your dishes get done. Alexa can even tell you how many detergent pods are remaining during washing!

These are just some of the innovations on dishwashers that are currently on the market. To get more information these new technologies and other useful ones, you may want to visit Bosch, GE and Whirlpool websites or come to your BrandSource closest store to purchase them and save yourself a ton of stress.

Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert