|Did you know?... The modern dishwasher was first
invented in 1887 by Josephine Cochrane. Josephine was very wealthy,
and her servants kept chipping her fine china. Hence she came up with the
idea of a machine to wash dishes. Her grandfather was the inventor of the
steamboat. Dishwashers are now considered one of the most important appliances
in the kitchen. Dishwashers are usually installed near the kitchen sink.