Dishmaker: Never Wash Another Dish?

We actually linked to this story from Treehugger about a year ago, but with the advent of YouTube there is renewed interest in the product...at least to me. While the dishmaker appears unwieldy, this "dishwasher sized" apparatus can actually replace cabinets worth of dishes by storing them as flat disks. Only a small amount of pressure and heat is necessary to reshape the acrylic into a bowl (and back).

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Oh, you just can't actually eat off of the dishes yet, unless you want to wash them yourself...lest you add some stale Spaghetti O's to the mix. But the next version is proposed to support cleaning as well.

Product Page [via uberreview]

DISCUSSION

This seems like the type of thing that'll end up in the "what we thought the future was going to be like 50 years ago" category. It's a ridiculously overengineered solution to a problem we didn't even know we had.