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Something like a drywash, dishwasher or car washer, the clothes go through a cycle of washing and drying so the clothes are already hanging!
In an industrial environment this would mean no folding.
People bring in their clothes in a box already hanging.
The clothes enter the machine, and are
washed and dried automatically one by one.
In, pay, wash, out...
A special small closet could be used for underwear.
The drying could be done using the air from the air-conditioner (to save energy), or microwave.
I could see vending machines for a ONE SHIRT CLEAN,
and it comes out cleaned and ironed!
Put one at the entrance to every "Pay Shower" at the mall, and after a hot day, with the kids yelling and all, you get a clean set of clothes, and possibly a clean set of kids.
Companion appliance. Semi-baked. [Wes, Sep 30 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]
seems someone thought of it. Why have we never met before? [pashute, Jan 28 2009]
And now its commercial!!!
[pashute, Dec 05 2013]
Integrate air condi...r and clothes dryer
Bungston's idea 9 years later [pashute, Dec 05 2013]
||This would be great if it came in a compact home version.
||I have the ironing companion appliance in the oven. [See link].
||Because it would make the laundromat much cheaper and faster.
||It would make the home clothes cleaning process much faster and easier.
||Fixed (it said hangared instead of hangered).
||I don't know why you doubt it, I asked a laundromat, and several people, and they all say it's a great idea.
No more folding clothes.
||I had this same idea in my head for a while. It's crazy that we still have to wash clothes in the 21st century. Why can't I just put them back in my closet and take them out the next day perfectly clean. This machine would also dramatically reduce the amount of clothes I need to own. Maybe that's why this doesn't exist already. Do I smell a conspiracy? ...or is it this shirt I've been wearing for 3 days?
||C Link. So, here's a halfbaked idea, half baked 10
years after conception. Let's bake the other half!
Can't any of us do it? (Maybe together?)