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Ultra Compact ‘Petit Laundry Swoosh’ Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Only a Gallon of Water

Posted By Morgana Matus On February 11, 2013 @ 5:42 pm In clean tech,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Appliances,Innovation,Interactive Objects,Water Issues | 3 Comments

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As far as washing machines go, the pedal-powered GiraDora [2] and the Laundry Pod [3] are pretty small – but the new ultra compact Petit Laundry Swoosh can fit on a countertop! Designed by Japanese company King Jim [4], the washer uses just over a gallon of water to clean 250 g of clothing in 18 minutes. The device measures in at 29 x 29 x 44 cm and it’s perfect for small space living [5] as it can easily fit inside a cupboard or cubicle for emergency laundering.

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Now along with your coffee maker and computer, you can add a washing machine to your workspace! The Petit Laundry Swoosh is able to handle both hot and cold water loads. Simply direct the supplied drainage hose to a bowl or sink, add water, and set the timer. King Jim [4] suggests 15 minutes for a wash and 3 for a rinse. The Petit Laundry Swoosh will be available for purchase through King Jim on February 15 for 14,700 Yen ($160 USD).

+ King Jim [4]

Via Geekologie [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/petit-laundry-swoosh-ultra-compact-washing-machine-cleans-clothes-with-only-a-gallon-of-water/petit-swoosh/

[2] GiraDora: http://inhabitat.com/human-powered-giradora-washer-needs-no-electricity-and-costs-only-40/

[3] Laundry Pod: http://inhabitat.com/the-electricity-free-laundry-pod-washer-cuts-down-on-water-time-and-energy/

[4] King Jim: http://www.kingjim.co.jp/english

[5] small space living: http://inhabitat.com/tag/tiny-house/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/petit-laundry-swoosh-ultra-compact-washing-machine-cleans-clothes-with-only-a-gallon-of-water/petit-swoosh-overview/

[7] Geekologie: http://www.geekologie.com/2013/02/two-pairs-of-unders-teensy-tabletop-wash.php

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