The compartments were placed inside a wheel that lay flat inside a copper boiler.
A motor turned the wheel while hot soapy water squirted up from the bottom of the boiler and rained down on the dishes.
She kept William's last name but added the "e" after his death.
Her friends were very impressed with her invention and had her make dishwashing machines for them, calling them "Cochrane Dishwashers", later founding the Garis-Cochran Manufacturing Company.
George Butters was a mechanic who assisted her in the construction of the first dishwasher; he was also an employee at the first dishwasher factory.
To build the machine, she first measured the dishes and built wire compartments, each specially designed to fit either plates, cups, or saucers.
Her dishwasher was the first to use water pressure instead of scrubbers to clean the dishes inside the machine.
she showed her invention at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and won the highest prize for "best mechanical construction, durability and adaptation to its line of work".
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In 1870 they moved into a mansion, and began throwing dinner parties using heirloom china allegedly dating from the 1600s.
After one event, the servants carelessly chipped some of the dishes, causing her to search for a safer alternative.
The word spread, and soon Cochrane was getting orders for her dishwashing machine from restaurants and hotels in Illinois.
The factory business, Garis-Cochran, began production in 1897.