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Here's everything you need to know about your dishwasher

Get your dishes clean—every time

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Since its invention by Josephine Cochran in 1886, the dishwasher has perhaps been the greatest time-saving invention in the kitchen. But a lot has changed in the intervening years—even in just the last 10 years.

Modern dishwashers use far less energy and water than before, but thanks to clever engineering our dishes continue to come out clean. They're also much quieter.

Design trends have changed, as well, and now there are more options than ever that allow your dishwasher to highlight the kitchen or simply hide in the cabinetry.

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