Before Blakeslee was founded in Chicago in 1880, hand dish and pot washing was the only option for the roadhouses, hotels and restaurants of the day. George S. Blakeslee began work on the first mechanical dish washing machine and became the founding father of the commercial dish machine industry. Since then Blakeslee has passed many milestones keeping them secured at the forefront of Comercial Dishwashing and Kitchen prep equipment design and manufacturing. Blakeslee equipment is designed and manufactured to the highest performance and reliability standards, with the best materials available, by skilled craftsmen proud of their heritage of innovation and quality. Blakeslee believes afety and better working conditions are key to employee efficiency and reducing staff turnover.