Joel Houghton devised and obtained the first patent on a primitive dishwasher in 1850 that consisted of a wooden box that contained the dishes. A hand turned crank splashed water on the contents. In 1865, L.A. Alexander created and acquired a patent for another rudimentary device. Alexander’s dishwasher featured a hand crank and gears that spun the dishes inside a container while exposed to water.
However, affluent Josephine Cochrane developed the first dishwasher that actually accomplished the task. Cochrane designed an appropriately sized copper boiler that contained wired compartments, which held the cups, plates and saucers. A motor powered wheel lay at the bottom of the boiler and spun after hot, soapy water filled the device from the top. She introduced her invention in 1893. Admired by friends and local restaurants, Cochrane soon received orders for the device. Cochrane patented the design and established a company now known as KitchenAid.
Various companies devised dishwashers for commercial use that consisted of conveyor belts or spinning baskets that subjected dirty dishes to steam ejecting sprays. William Howard Livens created a dishwasher for home use in 1937. His invention closely resembled modern day versions and included front loading doors, wire racks and a rotating sprayer. Dishwashers featured electric drying elements beginning in 1940. Affordable, compact dishwashers became a practical and much desired product during the 1950s. Dishwasher designs continued evolving and became a common household appliance during the 1970s.
Initially called GoldStar, the LG Company began production in 1958. During the next decade, the company manufactured air conditioners, radios, refrigerators, television sets and washing machines. The company became known as LG Electronics in 1995 and expanded the business by purchasing the Zenith Corporation.
In 1997, LG created the world’s first digital mobile handsets, which the company sold to the United States companies Ameritech and GTE. During the following year, LG developed the first 60-inch plasma television set. LG Philips emerged in 1999 after acquiring the Philips Company.
By 2001, LG began exporting GSM mobile handsets to Indonesia, Italy and Russia and led the markets in Australia. LG entered the northern European and Middle Eastern markets in 2003 and achieved monthly exports surpassing 2.5 million units. In 2005, the company became the fourth largest supplier of mobile handsets worldwide. They additionally introduced the first 3G handset. The company enjoyed the number one spot in frontloading dishwashers in 2008 and introduced the first Bluetooth headset. In 2010, LG provided the public with the first LED 3D TV and the first dual-core Smartphone.
Sleek and modern along with hidden controls, LG dishwasher parts offer the latest innovations that provide convenience while saving energy. Stainless steel tubs provider better durability while remaining spotless and odor free. The patented TrueSteam technology includes a specially designed steam generator that ensures efficient cleaning without pre-washing. The Dual Intensity™ setting provides the ability to customize water pressure for individual racks during the same cycle. The SenseClean™and Half Wash Mode functions provide only the level of cleaning required while saving on energy and expense.
Equipped with Easy Rack Plus, the top rack easily adjusts in height with the mere touch of a button to accommodate pots, pans or other tall items. The racks also feature adjustable tines, which makes positioning larger items a breeze. Additional technological advances found in LG dishwasher parts include the advanced filtration system and the Inverter Direct Drive Motor that offers the quietest operation possible. As the motor requires fewer parts, the component comes with a 10-year limited warranty. The many energy saving components built into the appliances also provide 20 percent eff