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An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The dishwasher

The dishwasher

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The dishwasher

Dishwasher designed by Toma Brundzaite uses ultrasound instead of water. The dishwasher consists of two sections and one of them can be used for storing clean dishes. Foto: Electrolux.

The dishwasher

This hand-operated dish washer was built by Carl Hultenberg, a Swedish agricultural officer, in the beginning of 1860s. TM22757. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

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The dishwasher

The dishwasher does not use brushes. Instead it uses hot water flushed at high pressure together with strong detergent to make our dishes sparkling clean. Today about every second Swedish household has got a dishwasher. The modern dishwasher is more environmentally friendly than washing dishes by hand. Most dishwashers are square-shaped but other shapes are being experimented with. Perhaps in the future dishwashers may look like butterflies.

The dishwasher was invented in the USA by Josephine Cochrane in 1886. She did not like the way the servants handled her fine china when they did the dishes, but she hated doing the dishes herself. Her innovation, which employed water pressure, won an award at the Chicago World´s Fair in 1893.

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