Should you wash dishes by hand or in the dishwasher? The debate is ongoing. I say it depends on the "dish washer". Is the water left running when done by hand? Is the dishwasher an old model that needs to be run more than once to wash one set of dishes? What if the dishwasher used air to wash the dishes? Take a look at designer Hwang Jin Wook's modern dishwasher prototype.
Hwang Jin Wook's modern dishwasher concept developed for Electrolux uses air to clean the dishes by blowing away food bits. High-pressure air is used to clean the dishes. Steam is used to degrease the dishes and Ultraviolet rays are used to sterilize the dishes. Very little water is used to create steam but the water is recycled so essential water is never wasted. It sounds great right? Right!
What's the catch? Unfortunately the dishwasher only has enough room to wash two dishes at a time. I understand this is meant to be for individual use only, but there doesn't appear to be any room for utensils, glasses, bowls, pots or pans either. So how do I wash the rest of my dishes? I don't know about you, but when I eat by myself I often cook (pot and or pan) eat with utensils (at least a spork) and I drink from glass (or at least a reusable water bottle). If I have soup or cereal it requires a bowl. Is there space for bowls or just flat plates?
Despite the limited space for dishes, I think Hwang Jin Wook's design is a good idea. We need an invention like this. All he needs to do is tweak it a bit so that more dishes and dishes of all sorts can be placed in the dishwasher (preferably enough for a family of four or more). However, I'm sure this is easier said than done. What do you think?
For more information on the Electrolux Wind Washer Dishwasher visit Hwang Jin Wook's Coroflot here.
Also while you are there take a look at his SeedBomb idea.
Via Yanko Designs and EcoFriend