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All-in-one appliance

All your appliances in one cabinet
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My dishwasher washes AND dries the dishes, all in the same cabinet. I've seen laundry centres where they stack the dryer on top of the washer, so that is basically a single unit laundry centre. And I've seen combination microwave/convection ovens, also mini toaster ovens that bake toast or anything small. Furthermore, my fridge also has a mini-freezer in the top of the cabinet. What if you had all that stuff in ONE cabinet? Because lets face it, I don't want to have a "laundry" room to do laundry, I'd rather make that into a spare bedroom, and why couldn't I use a dishwasher drain for a clotheswasher drain?

The appliance would be double-wide and double-tall, but in that space you get EVERYTHING. Not only do you get an oven, but it can dry clothes, dehydrate fruit, make toast, and dry dishes, and it's got a microwave magnetron in there too. The clothes washer side can also wash dishes. On the top are the cooking elements, but also motor and blade attachments for food processing, plus the surface can be used for ironing clothes (and the iron fits into a built-in compartment). The fridge and freezer are there too, plus a sink for washing vegetables (why not, you need water/drain hookups for the dishwasher function). You never have to worry about the appliances matching, because they are all ONE appliance!

Perhaps it breaks into two refrigerator-sized pieces for moving into your house, but once you get it inside it all hooks up into one big monolith. Each function is modular so they can get repaired separately.

Grunchy, Dec 16 2005

Foodarackacycle http://en.wikipedia...he_Jetsons_episodes
baked, jetsons had one already [Arcanus, Mar 26 2010]

All-In-One Kitchen (1952) http://blog.modernm...l-in-one-kitchen-2/
Refrigerator, range, and the kitchen sink. [Spacecoyote, Sep 18 2010]

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       And a sock.
moomintroll, Dec 16 2005
  

       ... and a cuddly toy...
moomintroll, Dec 16 2005
  

       ... and a lure for mooses...
moomintroll, Dec 16 2005
  

       ...and a thing for making early morning tea...   

       ignore us, Grunchy - welcome!   

       and a sex toy...   

       oh yes, yes, yes (ignore me...)
po, Dec 16 2005
  

       [IT] I was thinking more of... actually I don't know what I was thinking of.
[po] Can you do some washing while you're there? Ta.
  

       (Sorry, [Grunch], welcome, of course)   

       ... and a collapsible tie rack...
moomintroll, Dec 16 2005
  

       ... and several globular christmas decorations...   

       glad u think its funny!
po, Dec 16 2005
  

       teeheehee
~And turn the stereo up a bit, too.
  

       ... and a self-calibrating jam dispenser...
moomintroll, Dec 16 2005
  

       ... and an electric banana straightener...
DesertFox, Dec 17 2005
  

       Is this the sort of appliance that would emit a constant high-pitched whine, a sound of such incredible annoyance that it would eventually drive the house's inhabitants mad?
Mr Phase, Dec 20 2005
  

       ... and a postage stamp stamper...   

       Welcome, by the way, [Grunch].
froglet, Dec 20 2005
  

       See what I mean? The idea just replicates itself, it is so good.   

       My poppa told me the problem with all-in-one appliances is that, if some little part of it breaks, and it has to go in for servicing, then you've got absolutely nothing for a little while, and you need a 1-ton truck to haul your food slicer away to get the motor lubed. Or, if it wears out, then you've got a mountain of appliances to replace all at once. Or else, parts of it wear out and you just tell everybody, "oh don't use that part, that part is worn out, you have to go downstairs and use the other thing".   

       But other than that why not? I've got an MP3 player which is a flash jump drive, picture viewer, and TV. Or you can get a cell phone which is also a camera, a video camera, a computer, and a GPS. Now you can buy a TV which is also a DVD player, or a VHS player which is also a DVD player, recorder, Tivo device, and satellite receiver. Etc, etc!
Grunchy, Dec 20 2005
  

       The way I see it, an all-in-one appliance which is modular is a kitchen.
moomintroll, Dec 21 2005
  

       I'd end up with socks in the oven , dirty dishes in the freezer, and raw meat in the dishwasher.   

       ...and an electric turnip peeler...
notmarkflynn, Dec 22 2005
  

       ...and a list... I'd like to see a microwave/breadmaker combination... it can't be that hard to do?
david_scothern, Dec 23 2005
  

       We like this. We wanted to post an idea for a combined freezer/refrigerator/combi microwave grill/dishwasher, in a worktop-mountable package, but this idea beat us to it.   

       Also needs a toaster, water boiler, sandwich toaster and breadmaker, though.
8th of 7, Sep 16 2010
  

       A Swiss Army Kitchen Appliance. Good, methinks.[+]
Boomershine, Sep 16 2010
  

       Tom Waits already wrote the sales copy for it:   

       "That's right, you too can be the proud owner Of the quality goes in before the name goes on We got service after sales. Act now, and receive as our gift to you They come in all colors, one size fits all No muss, no fuss, no spills, you're tired of kitchen drudgery   

       That's right, it filets, it chops, it dices, slices, Never stops, lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn it picks up the kids from school It gets rid of unwanted facial hair, it gets rid of embarrassing age spots, It delivers a pizza, and it lengthens, and it strengthens And it finds that slipper that's been at large under the chaise lounge for several weeks It makes excuses for unwanted lipstick on your collar And it's only a dollar,   

       'Cause it's effective, it's defective, it creates household odors, It disinfects, it sanitizes for your protection It gives you an erection, it wins the election Why put up with painful corns any longer? It's a redeemable coupon, no obligation, no salesman will visit your home all work guaranteed   

       Receive our free brochure, Read the easy-to- follow assembly instructions, batteries not included Send before midnight tomorrow, terms available, Step right up, step right up, step right up You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away"
doctorremulac3, Sep 18 2010
  

       So a, room sized, scale model of a biological cell?
wjt, Sep 19 2010
  

       [+] needs a waffle iron and panini grill...
xandram, Mar 27 2012
  
      
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