In 2015, Westinghouse received a 4-star rating for overall customer satisfaction in our Canstar Blue survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Westinghouse dishwashers. And you can check the survey results here.
The people behind the name
Westinghouse Electric Corporation was founded in 1886 in Pittsburgh by George Westinghouse. Some of George’s engineers included famous names such as Nikola Tesla, and George’s arch-nemesis was Thomas Edison, who founded General Electric.
When George passed away in 1914, acclaimed as the “greatest living engineer” of his time, he left a legacy of 361 patents. The 60 companies he founded have continued that legacy since then.
In 1934, the company opened ‘The Home of Tomorrow’ in Ohio to display its latest and greatest home appliances in a real home environment.
After being heavily involved in everything from aviation to nuclear energy, and having invented continuous filament tungsten light bulbs (1909) and automatic elevators (1945), Westinghouse is now most well-known for its home appliances including their dishwashers.
Westinghouse innovations in dish washing
1914: Westinghouse enters the home appliance market.
1935: Westinghouse manufactures the world’s first portable dishwashers.
Other Westinghouse ‘firsts’ in technology
Westinghouse boasts many firsts in technology:
- First continuous filament tungsten light bulb in 1909
- First all-electric kitchen range / stove in 1917
- First international short-wave radio broadcast in 1923
- First TV camera tube, the iconoscope, in 1928
- First refrigerator with an automatic light when you open the door in 1930
- First industrial atom-smasher in 1937
- First automatic elevator in 1945
- First electric clothes dryer in 1946
- First temperature-controlled portable grill in 1950
- First computer-controlled teletype network in 1962
- First “Instant On” TV in 1968
- The camera that filmed man’s first steps on the moon in 1969
- First airborne surveillance radar system in 1977
- First LCD TV monitor for consumers in 2005.
Image of man walking on the moon in 1969.
So if you get a Westinghouse dishwasher, you are getting a product created by people who have been inventing the ‘next big thing’ since 1886.
Other dishwasher brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used a dishwasher in the last three years – in this case, 710 Australians.
The other dishwasher brands in this year’s survey are:
- Fisher & Paykel
You can view the dishwasher survey results here.