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Dishwashing Sink

Pile up dishes and pour water over them.
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I have a dishwasher so 'doing the dishes' should be easy. However, I am also very lazy so dishes tend to pile up in the sink for a couple of days. Eventually the sink is full of dishes and I can no longer use it as a sink, so I have to put them in the dishwasher and wash them, which is extra work.

Kitchens should be designed with a collapsable hood over the sink. When the sink is full, the hood is pulled down and seals over the top of the sink. Then, water jets from the top of the hood and sides of the sink will wash your dishes. It shouldn't be very hard to implement because most of the plumbing is already in place.

DIYMatt, Jul 23 2014


       True, true genius. Commercial dishwashers kind of work like this. Why are domestic ones so unergonomic?
pocmloc, Jul 23 2014

       It might work, but if dishes are stacked on top of each other with lots of grease on them, the grease might not come off. I'll bun for hoping. +
xandram, Jul 23 2014

       // the grease might not come off. //   

       10% surfactants, 20% methanol, balance is concentrated sodium hydroxide solution, sprayed at 70C. The grease will come off.
8th of 7, Jul 23 2014

       Hannibal Lecter's dishwasher is described above.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 23 2014

       [8th]'s version could be sprayed viciously with industrial force, enough to reduce dishes to a fine powder which will wash easily down the drain along with the grease.   

       By the end of the week you'll have fewer dishes to occupy the sink, an unexpected benefit.
whatrock, Mar 28 2020

       I like that no one ever addressed the obvious technical reason this wouldn't work.
Voice, Mar 28 2020

       So do it in free-fall. The force of the jets will tumble the crockery.   

       And don't make difficulties, it's simple.   

       1. Install sink in small jetliner.
2. Put dirty dishes in sink. Close lid.
. 3. Climb to maximum altitude.
4. Dive to induce free-fall, turn on washer.
5. Pull out of dive before* hitting ground, turn off washer
6. Repeat 3 - 5 until (a) dishes are clean, or (b) fuel is exhausted, or (c) arframe disintegrates from short-cycle overload fatigue*
7. Land and unload clean crockery.

       *Optional. If not, dirty dishes are no longer a problem you need be concerned about.
8th of 7, Mar 28 2020

       <Flicks through Interocitor manual to see if it can do the dishes/>   

       Bah. This is the model incorporating an electron sorter. Uncountable programmes for laundry, ditto vacuuming and compressed gas functions, but doesn't do dishes. Wouldn't you know, eh ? They're always angling to sell you upgrades ...
8th of 7, Mar 28 2020

       <Collective grinding of teeth/>   

       It's been in the archives since we acquired it. Never had it out of the crate, never digitized the manual.
8th of 7, Mar 28 2020


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