The dishwasher is thought to originate in 1830 by a man named Joel Houghton. This particular device was made of wood and needed to be cranked by hand while water simultaneously washed the dishes. In 1865, a newer version was released, which featured a hand cranked rack system. In 1893, a woman named Josephine Cochrane unveiled a similar model to the modern dishwasher at the Chicago World's Fair. Her reasoning behind the invention was that she was unsatisfied with her servants continually chipping her fine china. The first models with permanent plumbing came onto the market in the 1920s.
In the United Kingdom in 1924, the first domestically suitable dishwasher was released, made up of a wire rack, a rotating sprayer, and a front door for loading. It was not until 1940 with the addition of electric drying elements to the dishwasher that it became a commercial success. In the 1970s, dishwashers were extremely commonplace in all domestic residences and by 2007, about sixty two percent of homes within the United States had dishwashers.
Kenmore debuted its name in 1913 when it released sewing machines. In 1927, the brand also introduced laundry machines. In 1929, a customer could purchase the Gyrator wringer washer, promising to fully and completely wash clothes in a mere three to seven minutes. In 1932, the Kenmore vacuum was debuted, complete with a revolving brush cleaner for a payment of just four dollars a month. A generation of automatic laundry fanatics was launched in 1933 when the Kenmore Toperator brought automation to laundry.
By 1936, Kenmore had sold a whopping one million laundry products. In the 1940s, there was a blossoming need for new kitchen appliances with the end of World War II; with this need, Kenmore reintroduced ranges, prompting the country to cook. Kenmore's first automatic electric clothes dryer was established in 1949, completely revolutionizing the country. In this same year, the Kenmore Harmony House introduced a wide variety of fresh, bright home decor products. In 1957, Kenmore introduced the TurboMatic, the first washer dryer combination of its kind; in the sixties, they expanded on their laundry endeavors by introducing the first presoak cycle with an automatic advance to wash cycle, prompting the Trumans to purchase a Kenmore washing machine for the White House. Kenmore microwave ovens then rocked the nation in the 1970s.
In 1951, Kenmore dishwashers were first introduced. In the 1980s, Kenmore dishwasher parts included adding solid state controls to their dishwashers and by 2010, Kenmore Elite debuted the quietest dishwashers they had ever made, with decibels as low as 43 dBA (virtually silent). In 1986, Kenmore was honored by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum when it chose to feature a 1940s Kenmore washing machine in one of its exhibits. By 1995, twenty-five percent of all major appliances sold in the United States are Kenmore brand, and by the 2000s, nearly 1 in 3 American homes owned a Kenmore.
Currently, Kenmore is widely known as producing the best-cleaning dishwashers on the market, featuring PowerWash technology that reaches dishes from all 360 degrees to ensure a thorough clean. The TurboZone feature with Rotating Spray Jets utilizes six powerful, all encompassing jets and high pressure spray nozzles to work around the toughest messes. The Exclusive SmartWash HE cycle precisely studies each individual load to deliver the exact amount of water and energy needed - this system saves an average of sixty eight percent more water and forty percent more energy, automatically lowering cost. All Kenmore dishwasher parts are incredibly user friendly, utilizing an adjustable upper rack that lifts and lowers with a button.