Washing your dishes may just be getting both cooler and more environmentally friendly with the Kinetic Efficient Water Appliance (KEWA).
Pietro Russomanno, designer of the KEWA, obviously knows his food stains. In addition, he appears to have an excellent grasp of how many dishwashers stubbornly refuse to clean these stains, no matter how hot the water setting or how much soap is used. In addition, these dishwashers tend to use up our most precious natural resource at a ferocious rate, and the KEWA may represent a way to limit their continually-running impact.
Here's how it works - at its heart, the KEWA is a dishwasher, just one that's smarter than others on the market. Using air jets, water is directed through kinetic jets that allow it to become a "water blade" that can clean off the worst stains you or your family can create.
The KEWA is 20 inches wide, 42 inches tall and 56 inches deep, making it the height of a typical kitchen counter and able to fit neatly next to your sink. The idea is that it would slide in along side the rest of your cabinetry for a clean and uniform look.
Dishwashing: now with more awesome.
As you can see from the picture above, the KEWA would naturally take on a "doors closed" appearance, making it sit in line with the countertop. An easily accessible glass cleaning function means that glassware could be washed quickly, then dried and put away by young children earning their allowance money or a lonely bachelor. Dishes could be slipped into the KEWA and bladed into submission, then quickly removed. The minimal amount of water used would mean very little drying needed, as well as a fast, fast clean.
On the one hand, we're at little concerned because the KEWA doesn't provide much space for dishes, but it could help to encourage lower use and looks like it would clean fast enough to not be real problem. In addition, the device would still not be safe for those "delicate" dishes, at least if you really care what they look like.
No matter what else you may say about the KEWA, however, the term "water blade" is just awesome, and the design has real potential in apartments, condos, and even small houses, at least as far as we're concerned.
And hey - we're experts.
Source: Yanko Design