28 Sep '15, 4pm

Manual Dishwasher Saves Water and Electricity

Manual Dishwasher Saves Water and Electricity

On the whole, dishwashers are better than hand washing dishes when it comes to water efficiency, though it is harder to figure out which method is more energy efficient. The new dishwashing device called Circo Independent, designed by Chen Levin, takes electricity needed to heat the water out of the equation, making using it a pretty sustainable choice. The Circo Independent is a manual dishwasher that uses only 0.7 gallons of water per washing load. Since electricity is not needed to power it, it must be operated via a hand crank. According to the developers, the Circo can wash a small load of dishes in one minute. The first step in using the machine is pulling out a tray on the bottom of it and filling it with water, sodium acetate tablets (which heat up the water), and a small amount of dish soap. Next, the plates and other dishes are loaded and the user must turn the c...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2015/09/manual-dishwasher-save...

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