The Mighty Drum

Cramped houses call for appliances and gadgets to be efficiently designed. Eco Pod is a sub-compact washing machine but don’t let the small size fool you, because as far as cleaning prowess goes, it utilizes advanced steam-cleaning technology. It uses “wet” steam for washing and superheated “dry” steam to for drying. The clothes can be sorted into the three baskets or pods that accompany the machine and cleaned in separate cycles.

As soon as one pod gets loaded with clothes, you simply hook it to the wall-mount machine, where it functions like a washing drum. What I really admire is the focus on blending the machine into the home environment by suggesting timber finishing and white gloss.

On the eco front, the machine doesn’t require soapy suds for cleaning, so the residual grey water is nontoxic and can be used for watering plants. Finally, steam being a pressurized form of water, is used in lesser quantity than compared to an average front loading washing machine, which use almost 66.7 liters per cycle.

The Eco Pod is a shortlisted entry in the 2011 Australian Design Award-James Dyson Award.

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to inspire young people about design engineering.

Designer: Simon Hedt

19 Comments

  • I would trade this guy a new snare stand for a one hour drum lesson in a heart beat.

  • Bauski says:

    using enormous amounts of energy to heat water up to the stage of dry steam is totally eco-friendly -.-

    plus definitely all fabrics can stand those high temperatures…yay!

  • Bizzo says:

    So, what you're saying here is that this product uses wet steam (otherwise known as hot water) and dry steam (also known as air) to wash and dry your clothes? Wow! Not only have two new states of water been introduced to science, but the first product to use it is merely a washing machine! You win!

  • M'lia says:

    Seems like a neat idea, but like that Bauski person said, how much would it cost energy-wise and what about fabrics that don't do well in such high temperatures? Also, would that method of washing (steam) be adequate for all the clothes in the capsule? What if one fills the capsule just a wee bit too full? And how much would the whole thing cost all together? I'm actually contemplating getting one of these babies if they ever become more accessible.

  • Lidia says:

    I would like to know where and when could I buy? Thank you very much.

  • Mrs.Anny says:

    Very interesting designs of that washing machine its looking like drum.

  • Emiley says:

    The mighty drum is nice designing product of washing machine but i want to video for this.

  • Diya says:

    Nice concept but how to wash and clean clothes in this mighty drum..

  • Mr Walter says:

    The design of the mighty drum is more attractive but too many doubts related to pattern and success rate.

  • Kate says:

    The clothes can be sorted into the three baskets or pods that accompany the machine and cleaned in separate cycles.the drum style its really good.

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