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A circular table with a perforated top, holes large
that most bread crumbs and spills will fall through.
Spills fall on to a non-stick coated disk below the
spun at high speed by an electric motor.The disk is
surrounded by a similarly non-stick coated perimeter
one opening, so everything eventually gets thrown
that hole. The hole is connected to a chute that ejects
a garbage bin or compost pile outside of the house.
Depending on length and angle, the chute may require
some kind of internal blower or conveyor belt to make
all of the debris ends up outside.
Cleaning with centrifugal force [a1, May 30 2021]
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||When I wipe a table after a meal, a fair proportion of what I'm
wiping is viscous (or, in some cases, candle wax).
||//If ovens can have a self-cleaning pyrolytic function,
then I'm sure tables can// - haven't you just
reinvented the barbecue?
||The perforated top is unnecessary. You could just have a small support platform for each plate, glass, fork, etc. supported on slender black anodized support arms.
||If the top is TOO open (with just small platorms for
plates, etc), it would be too easy for kids to get rid
of food they dont like - Oops, there goes the
broccoli! Sorry Ma, it was an accident!
||But it might be fun to watch roundish foods - from
peas to brussel sprouts to those little red potatoes
- go for a spin before they
reach the ejection port.
||How dangerous it would be to get a finger in there?
||//How dangerous it would be to get a finger in there?//
||I would think if the finger was still attached, it would be entirely safe, since the rotating surface is nonstick coated.
||If you accidentlyy severed a finger you would be in trouble though, since the severed finger would be whisked away into the disposal chute before you had time to get it re-attached.
||I'm slightly concerned about the degree of nonstickness. If the surface is nonsticky enough then anything dropped on it will just sit there quivering, no matter how fast the rotation.
||// slightly concerned about the degree of
||Thats the cleverest thing anyone has said so far,
better than the original idea.
||Even Teflon has a non-zero coefficient of friction,
so it will impart some momentum to anything
dropped onto the spinning disk. If the surface
really is too slick though, it doesnt have to be
perfectly flat. A series of shallow grooves, bumps,
or gradual undulations might help. Then the
engineering challenge is to maintain balance,
efficiency, and low noise while still moving things
out to the edge.
||//shallow grooves, bumps, or gradual undulations//
||MINDEY just gave us the finger. Naughty naughty. (You are not
supposed to go missing you hear???)