14 Concept Appliances That Need To Be Made

April 6, 2009 by Gwen  

Concept appliances give us a peek into the future. They are often aesthetically pleasing and offer interesting and unique features; however, it is a rare concept appliance that makes it off of the drawing board and into the showroom. Unrealistic designs, high production costs and lack of consumer demand are often the reason for many ideas to be scrapped.

Yet, here are 14 interesting concept appliances that have made it to the model stage and look so good that we hope they go into development soon.

iBasket

The iBasket is a hamper/washer/dryer combo. The transparent iBasket stores your dirty clothes. Once filled, the automatic wash and dry cycle begins. After it has finished drying, the iBasket will send you an email or text message to let you know it’s done.

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Why do consumers need the iBasket?

The iBasket saves time and energy as you’ll never have to transfer your clothes from the hamper to the washer to the dryer again. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your lucky shirt being dirty when you need it for a special occasion.

Features:

  • Transparent body
  • Built-in air refresh system that removes the smell of dirty clothes
  • Wi-Fi enabled to help you monitor it from your PC or laptop

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The one drawback to the iBasket is that it is very small. It has a capacity of approximately 3-5 kg which works out to be around 3 t-shirts and 2 trousers.

FlatShare

The FlatShare refrigerator is made up of a single base station and up to 4 stackable modules. Each module is a self-contained unit so no one will need to deal with other roommates’ rotting leftovers and failed science projects. The modules are designed with a tall section for bottles, a spot for produce, and a small freezer for frozen items.

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Why do consumers need the FlatShare?

Living with roommates can be fun and exciting until it comes time to clean the fridge. The FlatShare avoids potential conflicts by keeping each person’s food and mess separate.

Features:

  • Customizable color skins
  • Bottle openers
  • White board
  • A handle on the side of the module for easy transport

Coox

Coox is a mobile cooking table that lets users cook and eat wherever they like. Not only does it cook the food, it can also be an extension of the dinner table or desk since the table legs are adjustable. The Coox uses induction technology so once you are done cooking, the surface cools immediately to prevent burns.

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Why do consumers need the Coox?

Everyone is on the go these days, looking for new and improved ways to save time. The Coox is perfect for someone who works through lunch or eats at their desk while trying to finish up last minute projects. They can prepare themselves a hot snack or keep their tea warm without having to go to the kitchen.

Features:

  • Adjustable height
  • Induction technology
  • 3-burner glass ceramic cooking surface
  • Cools down immediately after the cooking process has stopped
  • Warming area on one corner
  • Portable
  • Concept Appliance Parts Available

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E-Bag

The E-Bag is a portable cooler bag that works by using human energy. The E-Bag’s cooling system is powered by someone swinging it back and forth as they walk. So, the longer the walk, the cooler the E-Bag gets. The E-Bag’s rotating handle charges the battery with the user’s arm motion. The cooling system uses so-called Peltier technology, a kind of solid-state heat pump that transfers heat from one side of the device to the other.

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Why do consumers need the E-Bag?

This bag is environmentally friendly as it uses no external energy source. It’s perfect for picnics, walks in the park or an outing at the beach. And if you’re tired, don’t worry, kids have energy to burn. Let them carry it for awhile.

Features:

  • Capacity is approximately 3 liters
  • 3 LED lights indicate beverage coldness
  • No batteries required

Pure Washer

Pure Washer is a rotating dual sink that acts as a sink and dishwasher. The two sinks are designed so that only one sink is exposed at a time. After the dishes have been put into it; the exposed sink rotates under the counter to expose another sink that is exactly the same as the first. Pure Washer washes the dishes under the counter with degassed water – no detergent required. There is also a cycle for washing fruits and vegetables.

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Why do consumers need the Pure Washer?

Pure Washer is perfect for the single person who lives on their own. Freshly soiled dishes are easy to clean so each wash will only take a few minutes. Plus, it is a space saver since there is no need for a sink and dishwasher.

Features:

  • Dish cycle
  • Fruit and vegetable cycle
  • Reduces water consumption
  • Reduces energy used
  • No detergent required

Nevale Food Carrier

The Nevale Food Carrier is designed to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, all in the same container. It is built with 4 independent layers that have their own independent heating and cooling system. The digital display provides information on the conditions of each layer and can be programmed to reheat a certain layer at specific times.

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Why do consumers need the Nevale?

Today’s busy lifestyle makes it hard to eat healthy, home-cooked meals. The Nevale lets you carry a wholesome hot or cold lunch with you wherever you go. It can even be programmed to re-heat your main course for you while still keeping your dessert chilly.

Features:

  • Can hold up to 4 different types of hot and/or cold food
  • Programmable digital control screen
  • Each layer operates independently of the others
  • Uses a plug or rechargeable battery
  • Vacuum storage system keeps food safe from bacteria

Organic Cook

The Organic Cook is a compact, table-top appliance that can grill, boil or fry. It uses high-efficiency radiant energy that sends high frequency electromagnetic waves to cook while the vacuum system ensures that the food retains its flavor. This technology means that your food is ready in a fraction of the time required for traditional cooking.

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Why do consumers need the Organic Cook?

The Organic Cook offers healthy oil-free frying, grilling and boiling, all in one portable appliance. The food is cooked in a fraction of the time and retains all of its natural flavors, plus it’s easy to use.

Features:

  • Internal cooking pad offers flexible cooking options – grill, boil or fry
  • Infrared technology and vacuum cooking
  • Intuitive touch sensitive cooking selector
  • Prepares food in a fraction of the time
  • Portable

VESSTO

The VESSTO portable stove is an environmentally friendly appliance that uses an advanced version of the Stirling Engine to power itself. Once the small battery gets the VESSTO at a high enough temperature, the Stirling engine can run by itself by using heat from the stove to expand and contract small quantities of gas inside. The aluminum base plate protects any surface it is placed on and it is also a key component of the Stirling engine as it helps to disperse the heat and reuse it.

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Why do consumers need the VESSTO?

The VESSTO stove is the perfect way to reduce energy consumption in your home. The simple control panel makes it easy to use and it even has a sleep function that automatically switches off the stove after a specific amount of time. It is compact and lightweight enough to take anywhere, including outdoors.

Features:

  • Renewable energy power source
  • Extremely quiet
  • Easy to read control panel can display recipes, notes or other downloadable cooking information
  • Sleep function
  • Ceramic coating for easy cleaning
  • Portable
  • Aluminum base plate
  • Offered in red, yellow, blue and black

Go Fresh Fridge

The Go Fresh Fridge is made up of a main frame that houses 12 removable, temperature-controlled compartments. The food is identified by scanning a picture of it and then the compartment automatically sets the optimal temperature for that type of food. Once the compartment reaches the correct temperature, the cold air inlet closes to save on energy consumption.

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Why do consumers need the Go Fresh Fridge?

The Go Fresh Fridge saves energy and increases the lifespan of your food (which in turn should reduce food waste) and this is good for the environment. In addition, it is so cool looking that you will be the envy of all your friends (if not, then at least it is a great conversation piece).

Features:

  • Energy efficient
  • Removable, insulated compartments
  • Increases the lifespan of your food since it is stored at optimal temperatures
  • Food odors cannot seep into other compartments

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Rockpool Waterless Dishwasher

The Rockpool Waterless Dishwasher uses no water or chemicals; instead it uses super critical carbon dioxide in a closed loop system. The carbon dioxide is pressurized into a liquid with excellent grease and oil fighting properties. The carbon dioxide then combines with a small amount of environmentally friendly detergent to get the dishes clean. Once the washing cycle is finished, the carbon dioxide and dirt are separated so that the carbon dioxide can be used again.

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Why do consumers need the Rockpool Dishwasher?

The Rockpool dishwasher takes an existing technology and puts it to good use in one of the most used appliances in the home. The closed loop system means that the carbon dioxide gets used over and over again while the dishwasher never uses a drop of water.

Features:

  • Closed loop system means that the carbon dioxide gets used again and again
  • Very quiet
  • Simple user interface

NFridge

The NFridge has a modular design composed of small, stackable refrigeration cubes. Each piece is self-contained and works independently of the others. It uses magnetic refrigeration that produces a constant cold, faster than conventional refrigerators.

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Why do consumers need the NFridge?

Not only does the NFridge use an earth-friendly cooling system, but the cold air is not released from the entire fridge when you remove an item. The modular design is perfect for people with large or small families. You can purchase the number of cubes you need and you don’t need to cool any cubes you aren’t using.

Features:

  • Space saving design
  • See-though modular compartments
  • Soft touch operating digital membrane
  • Magnetic refrigeration
  • Resistant to dust and water
  • Available in a variety of colors

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Fog Shower

The Fog Shower is a showerhead that uses approximately 2 liters of water for a 5 minute shower. It does this by creating a fog or vapor flow of microscopic water droplets. The water is heated into water vapor which is then directed onto the person showering. An intelligent sensor sends the water in different directions based on the person’s movements.

Fog Shower

Why do consumers need the Fog Shower?

The Fog Shower is a simple and easy way to reduce your water consumption by 18 liters/day which adds up to over 6500 liters/year. And since there is less water to heat up, you will reduce your energy consumption too.

Features:

  • Reduces water usage
  • Reduces energy consumption
  • Intelligent sensor

Agbot

The Agbot is a solar-powered robot that can fertilize your lawn, plant seeds and guard your house at night. Its built-in GPS plots out the lay of the land in order to fulfill these tasks. In fact, its security system is so advanced that it will take a picture of an intruder and send it to you via email all before the intruder even knows he’s been spotted.

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Why do consumers need the Agbot?

The security system alone is a great reason to get an Agbot. Its motion detector, night-vision camera and alarm system will make any intruder think twice before breaking into your home. And if you require lawn maintenance, the Agbot can take care of that for you too.

Features:

  • Takes 40 seconds per planting
  • The fertilizer system is designed to avoid inconsistent dispersal that causes lawn burn
  • Solar powered
  • Speed as fast as 6 miles/hour
  • Night vision camera on a 360 degree swivel
  • High-frequency alarm system
  • Advanced motion detector
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Built-in GPS
  • Bluetooth

The Agbot still needs some improvements since its battery only lasts for 4 hours. However the programmers are continuing to make improvements and expect the Agbot to run longer in the near future. They also have plans to expand its functionality and make it customizable for the consumer’s individual needs.

A short video about AgBot.

Bra Dryer

The Bra Dryer is a unique appliance that has the sole purpose of drying bras. Bras are made of wiring, fabric and padding that can be damaged using conventional dryers. The Bra Dryer’s patent-pending design preserves the bras shape while using a gentle infrared heat source that evaporates moisture from the bra fabric while silent fans inside the appliance remove the moisture.

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Why do consumers need the bra dryer?

Bras can be very expensive and need special care. Therefore they need a special dryer to keep them from getting damaged by conventional dryers. Air drying takes far too long and blow drying your bra is inconvenient, time consuming and never does a really great job.

Features:

  • Comes in a variety of cup and chest sizes to fit every woman’s needs
  • Can be used with all types of bras
  • Available in black and white

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Plans are in place to start producing the bra dryer in 2010. It will also be available in a modular variation, thus letting you dry multiple bras at the same time.


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21 Responses to “14 Concept Appliances That Need To Be Made”

  1. Gennice on April 6th, 2009 10:07 am

    Wow! Some really great ideas! I’m some of these, if not all of these will be made and widely used in the near future… :)

  2. KraxyKraftsman on April 6th, 2009 10:57 am

    I generally find these concept products pretty frivolous and totally unpractical. But I see at least 5 here that I would actually like to have in my home.

  3. ILikeToast on April 6th, 2009 11:06 am

    What about the ROLLERtoaster? I definitely think they should make these. I would buy one

  4. ruSh.Me on April 7th, 2009 4:06 am

    LOL..I really like the Bra-Dryer..!!!

  5. iquanyin on April 7th, 2009 9:06 am

    awesome!

  6. Carlos on April 7th, 2009 10:10 am

    Many of these products seek to conserve water…Why? What’s wrong with using water. It’s not like there isn’t plenty of it….Opps! I’m sorry. Did I step on your “ala carte” green toes? You cafeteria environmentalist!

    The only reason anyone embraces water conservation, car pooling and goofy dim light bulbs, is because its politically correct. Oh..and it plays into the hands of Wall Street. (re: T Boone Pickens).
    Everytime you conserve alittle water, you’re only making room for afew more people…er consumers…. ie: The population of Los Angeles has doubled since the last drought. ( So have water rates) Mostly thru illegal immigration. DO THE MATH!

    The real answer to environmental degradation is population control. Nay..POPULATION REDUCTION..Say the words…Feel like an elitist?

    It really does come down too…… Them vs Us. Who’s it gonna be?

  7. Marcus on April 7th, 2009 10:21 am

    Great looking products with amazing ideas from Electrolux. hopefully one of these makes it to market. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Faranya on April 8th, 2009 3:12 pm

    Damn, I want that cube fridge. NFridge, where art thou!?!

  9. Bird Lives on April 10th, 2009 5:29 pm

    Every time I look at comments on the ‘net I come across a Jackass like Carlos.
    Here we are looking at some machines that may or may not be produced and here comes some lamebrain to “uplift” the posts with his ignorance and stupidity.
    A thing I learned in Law School is that no matter how stupid you think some people are, someone will come along and give you a new and better version of how to be a total clod.
    Hey Carlos why don’t you STFU and leave normal people alone.

  10. Mike on April 20th, 2009 9:20 pm

    Carlos you are quite Franky one of the most ignorant people i have seen on the internet and i spent the better part of 2 years on /b/!

    just about all of our natural resources that we use to heat things like water are running dry, i agree that we have a fair amount of water (you cant include the sea in that, no one wants to wash themselves or anything else for that matter in saltwater).
    so the less water we use the less electric/gas you use to heat it. do the math, if everyone reduced there energy usage then the world would be a better place, or in your case Carlos you could try and help out by simply not existing, thus you would not use up any energy. seriously man “them or us” who is “them” and who on this earth are “us”? as far as i can see your “us” is you and a few other people who forogt to take there medication.

  11. Mike on April 20th, 2009 9:25 pm

    oh i went completely off topic… how silly, i would like to add to my previous comment to say that i loved 4 of the concepts. i seriously hope that the shower gets made, it looks amazing and possibly affordable, but then again in this current economy crisis nothing is affordable :P

  12. guest on April 24th, 2009 3:51 pm

    Like it or not Carlos is right, animals and plants arent the ones causing all the problems its people consuming.
    The greater the population the greater the consumption therefore the greater the destruction.

  13. George on April 25th, 2009 11:11 pm

    Carlos, there is only a certain amount of water on earth, and only about 2% is freshwater. Water isn’t just magically created by a magical fountain that sprouts water into the world when we need it.

    Down here in southern Australia, we rely on the Murray river, flowing from the Murray-Darling basin. Thanks to overuse of water, we are now running out. When this runs out, we will have to import water.

    So pull your selfish head in and shut the fuck up.

  14. guest on May 1st, 2009 11:38 pm

    You cockhead george
    we have to import water! from where and how in 1 litre bottles
    at the moment every state is rushing ahead building desal plants, which are real bad news for the environment
    how is carlos selfish?
    hes stating that humans consume and the bigger the population the more consumption
    how about shutting the fuck up yourself intarweb toughguy

  15. ol greg on May 11th, 2009 10:42 pm

    I like water. I like to drink it. I like to swim in it. Sometimes I just dip my toes in. It still feels nice.

  16. TWX on May 16th, 2009 8:55 am

    One thing that we really, really should have is a combination clothes washer/dryer that needs only one compartment in order to do the job. Such a device would either allow for much less room needed for the operation, for counter space in existing areas that have two machines, for a place to hang clothes in places that have stackable units, or for two laundry machines for those with a lot of laundry to do.

  17. wordpainter on May 18th, 2009 8:14 pm

    The stackable fridge-FlatShare- is a good idea. Especially if you have a bunch of guys under the same roof. Same goes for the Pure Washer. I can think of a number of guys that need that in their house. All their dishes end up molding in the sink. Lovely..

  18. rpstrong on June 19th, 2009 10:15 am

    @TWX - Front loading, combo washer/dryer units are currently available - see http://www.combowasherdryer.com, for example.

  19. rpstrong on June 19th, 2009 10:17 am

    The VESSTO stove is an interesting concept - too bad it violates the basic laws of conservation of energy. (It claims to be self powered, making it a perpetual motion machine).

  20. jeff on July 2nd, 2009 9:09 am

    nice…….. hope they come out with a few of these soon…..

  21. Anonymous on September 7th, 2009 8:41 am

    Here’s a question, if we’re over-using water where does it go? Earth is a closed ecosystem, the Hydrogen and Oxygen aren’t leaving the atmosphere, so where does this shrinking supply of water go?

    Carlos is correct, population control is the only way forward. Countries like Canada, NZ, and Australia have a higher standard of living in part because of the population/geography ratio. Of course, this is also do to the social and economic benefits, but geography plays a big part.

    Most of the western world is getting close, or already at a negative birth rate. China has a population control policy and Japan is already in a negative birth rate. I would call this being globally responsible. The issue is that the rest of the world is increasing in population at an alarming rate. Well engineered toys like the ones in this article are fine for an already conscious global community, but the rest of the world could not afford these innovations yet that is where the greatest ecological burden exists. Before someone jumps on me about Western responsibility, I agree, we drank their milkshake. But there is no way that 6 Billion people are going to be able to live at a western standard of living even with water saving toys or clean industry.

    Eating Soy, driving a smart car and using a ‘mist shower’ are not going to have any impact on the global situation at all. Sorry.

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