This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.
Powered by foot, this compact and easy to maneuver machine is an excellent alternative to a normal home washing machine or trip to the dreaded laundromat.
A typical washing machine can use up to 87 litres of water per load, not to mention its ability to eat up electricity. An efficient Energy Star machine can cut water usage to about 49 litres per load and significantly cut energy usage, but this, the Drumi, will not only wash your clothes without using electricty, it also uses as little as 10 litres of water per load. Think about the implications of that for a minute in a world facing catastrophic water shortages.
It's true that the Drumi is rather small, as being compact and maneuverable is one of it's selling points. But if it takes as little as six minutes to wash and rinse a load of clothing, it's100% off-grid and uses a fraction of the water as the next most efficient machine on the market, does it really matter?
Interested parties should go over to the Yirego website for ordering information. Currently available for pre-order at $129.00, Yirego will be launching a crowd funding campaign in the summer of 2015 and expects to be shipping Drumi's out by summer 2016.
See for yourself (Video below) and let us know what you think.
I am confident in publicly stating the fact that I definitely want one of these for my home. So is the Drumi a hit or a miss?