Tuesday, 26 May 2015
The perfect Off-grid Washing machine
Manual powered washing machine is perfect for those who live in remote areas, off-the-grid or in places. The Drumi is reminiscent of the GiraDora, the foot-pedal washing machine prototype that never came to market in the U.S.
To use it, you first load six or seven pieces of clothing (or 5 lb/2.3 kg by weight) into its spherical drum, add detergent to the hopper on top, and then pour in 5 liters (1.3 US gal) of wash water. After spinning the drum back and forth for five minutes by pressing on the pedal, you drain out the water using a push-button, add five more liters of rinse water, then spin it for another five minutes before draining it again.