Soak, The Eco Dishwasher For Singles

You’d like to use a dishwasher, but you feel guilty about running it without a full load.  Why? Because you’re single – or half of a household, perhaps – and care about water conservation, of course. In the near future, you might not have to choose between conservation of water and conservation of energy (your own), thanks to the Soak in-sink dishwasher.

This concept design from Dante Bonfante is a fully portable little dishwasher that fits directly into your sink. Simply load the compartment up with dirty dishes, turn the hot water on to create steam inside the device and select your wash size mode. An aerator inside the hose that connects your faucet to the Soak channels water to the mechanism, which makes use of brushes that move in different directions, depending on the mode selected.

SOAK Dishwasher

image via Dante Bonfante

Within the Soak, flexible bristles keep your dishes anchored, preventing breakage, while perforated holes drain water and debris, thanks to the device’s rubber feet, which keep it from resting on the bottom of the sink.

in-sink dishwasher, soak, Dante Bonfante

image via Dante Bonfante

The appliance is aimed at individuals who produce only a small quantity of dishes on a regular basis, but who would like a little help in tackling that most ubiquitous of household chores.  Its aerator system is said not only to push water hard enough to wash all those pesky food scraps down the drain, but to save large amounts of water even over regular hand-washing.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.