LG Exec Could Be Banned From CES For Sabotaging a Washing Machine

As far as electronics manufacturers are concerned, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas every year is their own personal Super Bowl, Academy Awards, and Mecca pilgrimage all rolled into one. Apparently, Jo Seong-jin, the head of LG's home appliance division should have thought of that before… » 12/24/14 1:30pm 12/24/14 1:30pm

This Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Plastic Beads Instead of Water

While today's high-efficiency washing machines use far less water than their predecessors, they still consume between 10 and 24 gallons of water per load—and as much as 9,000 gallons per US household per year. That's a lot of water just for cleaning clothes, especially with the growing drought conditions throughout… » 2/25/14 11:40am 2/25/14 11:40am

A Woof-Activated Washing Machine Lets Support Dogs Run a Load

Ending the dogs vs. cats superiority debate once and for all, UK-based appliance maker JTM Service has developed a washing machine that can actually be operated by support dogs trained to assist those living with disabilities. The machines are even bark-activated, since dogs are notoriously bad at pushing buttons. » 11/26/13 10:40am 11/26/13 10:40am

Student Builds Portable Washer So His Mom Can Do His Laundry Anywhere

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but laziness has probably inspired many a wonderful creation too. After his roommate complained about having to hand wash all of his clothing, Pu Qingliang, a 21-year-old mechanical design and manufacturing student, put the skills he learned to good use by designing a … » 7/02/13 3:40pm 7/02/13 3:40pm

Get the Most Out of Your Home Appliances (Without Taking Them Apart)

When was the last time you had to salt your perishables, got dishpan hands, or beat your laundry against a washboard? Chances are, not recently. Your home appliances do so much for you, shouldn't you return the love? Here's how to keep your domestic machine in peak condition without putting on a tool belt. » 6/17/13 4:00pm 6/17/13 4:00pm

Bravo Samsung, Your Ad Actually Makes Me Want To Buy a Washing Machine

For some reason washing machine commercials are still stuck in the 1950s. They mainly feature scenarios targeting the suburban housewife who's struggling to juggle the responsibilities of a busy household: an approach that's as non-inclusive as it is insulting. So Samsung, we applaud you for thinking outside the box… » 1/22/13 11:24am 1/22/13 11:24am

This Beautiful Design Finally Fulfills the Washer's Round-Machine Destiny

Could sharp, pointy corners and box-like form factors join faux-wood finishes in the industrial design graveyard? Bauknecht, Whirlpool's European brand, has collaborated with German designer Arman Emami to create this stunning round washing machine that looks like it belongs front and center in your living room—not… » 9/24/12 11:50am 9/24/12 11:50am

Watching a Washing Machine Self Destruct Never Gets Old

Washing machines committing suicide (or being injected with a lethal brick depending on your perspective) are home appliances' gift to the Internet. It's like the machines are realizing their full comedic potential! This one, in particular, is awesome because of how meticulously it breaks down. Little by little,… » 1/31/12 5:20pm 1/31/12 5:20pm

Idiot Kid Looks for Narnia in Washing Machine, Overly Sympathetic Firefighters Save Him with Jaws of Life

Okay, so I tried to put myself in this kid's shoes. I'm looking at a steel hole. Not very exciting! I'd rather go play with a bright, flashing object instead. Apparently, we don't have the same thought process, 'cause this kid decided to dig deeper. Guess what he found? A whole bunch of OMGI'mStuck. Enter brave… » 2/06/08 6:30pm 2/06/08 6:30pm