As portion of [Erich Styger]’s recent kitchen area overhaul with additional ability-effective devices, he arrived across the ‘AutoDos’ feature of the new Miele G 27695-60 dishwasher. These are effectively overpriced containers of dishwashing powder that go into a distinctive compartment of the device, from which the dishwasher can then dispense the powder as required. The higher selling price tag and purported solitary-use of these containers led to the apparent problem of whether or not they can be refilled.
With a cost of around $10 per PowerDisk container, each individual that contains 400 grams of powder that suffice for ~20 cycles, it must be evident that this is not a low cost system. The good thing is, every single PowerDisk is just a foil-protected plastic container with no authentic special elements. This meant that a person gap and some funnel action later on, [Erich] had refilled an empty PowerDisk with contemporary powder, with the Miele dishwasher fortunately purring absent and none the wiser that it was not utilizing Genuine Miele PowerDisk Dishwasher Powder™.
How nicely this method retains up very long-term is uncertain, as the containers have been not developed for consistent reuse, but it offers the viewpoint of some innovative 3D printing to create an (Abdominal muscles-primarily based?) container different. Possessing a automated powder or liquid dosing program in a dishwasher is a quite valuable characteristic, but when it gets tied to what is obviously a cash grab, it alternatively ruins the deal.
(Many thanks to [Christian] for sending this 1 in)