I had never thought of it before, but in introducing its new dishwasher Heatworks makes an interesting point: The modern dishwasher is far too large for most American households. This means people wither forsake using the machine altogether (either opting for disposable dishes or to wash everything by hand) or waiting until they can fill the dishwasher up to use it. The new Heatworks Tetra has a much smaller capacity so this won’t happen and water and time won’t be wasted unnecessarily, and that’s only one of the upgrades it purportedly represents over the standard dishwasher.
The Heatworks Tetra is hand loaded with water before it uses, uh, heat to wash your dishes, so there’s no plumbing or faucet connection required. It’s efficient in more ways than one, taking just ten minutes to wash a (small) load of dishes and according to Heatworks it will have a price tag of less than $300 when it comes out later this year. See it in action in the video below, and get a lot more info from the official Heatworks site right here.
Oh yeah, and the Heatworks Tetra is connected to the internet for some reason.