Turkish designers who anticipate severe water shortages in the next few decades have designed the dualWash – a waterless dish washer that cleans single dishes after every single use. Mitigating huge stacks of dirty dishes and waste water resources, the dual dishwasher and cabinet uses carbon dioxide to rid dishes of crumbs and sauce and other things that insects and rodents love to eat.
As part of a collaborative project that was recognized recently at the Munich Creative Business Week, the dualWash dishwasher was designed by Gökçe Altun, Nagihan Tuna, Pınar Şimşek, and Halit Sancar.
Although we’re not so well-versed on the efficacy of using CO2 to wash dishes, its low surface tension is said to facilitate an even spread over dirty dishes. And for super-soiled plates and solid particles, a charged gas phase is used and particles are captured in a nifty filter.
When full and disgusting, preferably before either, the filter is easily removed and cleaned.
Best of all, apart from the fact that this design was born in Turkey, after every bowl of cereal or plate of hummus, users can put their plate on the dishwasher cabinet and whoosh, it will be clean in an instant.
Hopefully it will perform as well as it sounds, because if it does, this could revolutionize life for all the women in the MENA region who labor over their family’s dishes – especially on big holidays like Eid and Rosh Hashanah.