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Another Great Idea
You know they have those fancy front-loading washing machines now.

It got me to thinking... that washer is shaped a lot like a dryer. How hard would it be to invent a washing machine that dries for you? No more chaging over loads. You load in the front, turn it on, and it washes the clothes then dries them automatically.

My dishwasher dries my dishes. Wy can't my washing machine dry my clothes?

You could put two side-by-side and do all your laundry at once.

Current Mood: inquisitive

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From: ex_ciannait Date: March 15th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
... They have those already. :) An ex-boyfriend had an upscale studio apartment in downtown Minneapolis, and he had a water-efficient washer that also dried the clothes after the wash cycle.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: March 15th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll be damned.

I guess I'll get started on my next brilliant idea.
yellzer From: yellzer Date: March 15th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)
So my answer to why this might not be as convenient as you think did not suffice?
jarrett From: jarrett Date: March 15th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
We can put a man on the moon, but we can't put a heating element in a washer? I don't buy it!
yellzer From: yellzer Date: March 15th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
That was not the main point of my dismissal. It was the fact that not everything that goes in the wash you want to go in the dryer. Delicates, undergarments, rayon, silk, wool would be removed from the load normally as you transfer from wash to dry. If the load automatically started to dry after wash you would not have the opportunity to save these items. That was my main point not the heating element.
macklinr From: macklinr Date: March 15th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that if you put in some sort of "confirm you wanna dry stuff" button that it waits for you to push, then that would work. Better yet, just let the machine be capable of doing two separate functions without automatically going from one to the next. Otherwise, such a device would be rather useless when you just need to dry some clothes without washing them, like if your friend was caught in a rain storm, and he needed to go to a meeting dry. So, you put it on dry-only for a few minutes, and get a couple hands of naked-friend cribbage in.
cat_named_spot From: cat_named_spot Date: March 15th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
why you so smart!? :p
anglyn From: anglyn Date: March 15th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
With two of them, it makes it easier to do more loads at once.. one load is washing while another is drying.. I think its easier the current way. Thats just me though
From: dark_wolfe Date: March 15th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I liked my idea better--I had stackables in two of my apartments (dryer is above the washer). I said they should be be the other way around, with a trap door in the washer. That way, when washing is done, the clothes drop down into the dryer.

You still have separate units--can do two loads at the same time, but it has the benefit of Jarrett's idea where you don't have to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer.

Anyways, we'll never get rich off of our ideas :-(
yellzer From: yellzer Date: March 16th, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like it...make it so #1
kimie From: kimie Date: March 15th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I just saw the washers that can dry at Best Buy on Friday!
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