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Never Wash Dishes Again! New Technology Can Simply Melt Them and Create New Ones

What if you didn't have to worry about cleaning your dishes? Or finding storage space to put them away? What if you could make your dishes on demand when you needed them (like a party) and then recycled them at home when you were done? An innovative prototype called the DishMaker may make this a possibility in the future.

The DishMaker is a new kind of appliance developed by MIT Media Lab's Counter Intelligence Group and designed by MIT grad student Leonardo Bonanni. The DishMaker is currently being tested and improved in labs to find a way to replace dirty dishes altogether with new ones.

The dishes are made from food-grade, nontoxic acrylic wafers which are heated to make dishes on demand and recycles them after diners have finished a meal. Then the dishes are reheated to about 300 degrees Fahrenheit to flatten again and easily store away. So far each wafer can be recycled about a hundred times and can be made into the shapes currently available- plate, a bowl or a cup. The machine holds 150 acrylic wafers and can produce a dish every 90 seconds. Not bad.

I think it's a wonderful concept. I don't know how much space it would save in my kitchen considering that most of my storage problems are with pots and pans, but it's a start and I like the idea, especially if it helps me cut down on dishwashing. Think of all the time, water, soap, trash, money, feet and hands that could be saved with a device like this.

For more information go to the Bonanni PDF file here .

Watch the DishWasher in action below and then tell me what you think.

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Comments
Sep 12, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

DishMaker

This has to be one of the most short-sighted inventions to be made. Whatever happened to reduce, re-use, recycle? Having new plates each and everytime you eat something is horribly wasteful, not only in the materials for the plates but the energy required to create and/or recycle them in the end.

Thumbs down to this invention.

Sep 19, 2007
by Jan Steinman (not verified)

YUK!

I agree with Anonymous, above -- this is awful!

 

What happen to the food debris? Is it "burnt away," in which case you'd better not be breathing nearby, or do they have to be washed before re-forming, or (double-yuk) do the new plates contain bits of the last meal embedded in them?

 

I can't imagine how this could be a good thing, but perhaps I simply lack imagination... 

Sep 10, 2008
by Anonymous

i bought one yesterday it

i bought one yesterday it toally amazing,!

Sep 10, 2008
by Anonymous

way to cool

i bought one the other day too its totally worth the 5 million!!!!!!!!! i am in love for the first time.

Sep 10, 2008
by Anonymous

mmm.

The guy in this instructional video is smoking!;)

Feb 4, 2009
by Anonymous

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Feb 18, 2009
by Anonymous

cool

it is not cool at all

Feb 18, 2009
by Anonymous

this thing is fricken qweir

this thing is fricken qweir