Ever since we first stumbled upon the little dishwasher named Bob within the basement of the Sands Conference Middle at CES 2019, we have been questioning when the little man will come stateside.
The reply is that this yr. Dan Know-how, the French startup behind Bob, started transport small-footprint dishwashers to Europe in 2020 and initially anticipated Bob’s to reach within the US the identical yr. Whereas that mannequin Bob remained in Europe, an up to date international model is lastly set to start out transport this yr.
The corporate launched a Kickstarter marketing campaign this month and has bundles that includes Bob beginning at $379 with an anticipated ship date of September 2022. For individuals who do not need to purchase by Kickstarter, my guess is that the corporate will begin promoting Bob by itself. web site later this yr.
Order choices embody a hose for connecting the dishwasher to the tap (the Bob additionally has a one-gallon water reservoir that may be crammed manually) and a spread of colourful faceplates. Bob Premium additionally contains an fascinating UV-C ultraviolet possibility that permits the person to disinfect objects (equivalent to telephones) that can’t get moist.
Whereas Bob’s Kickstarter backers get a starter pack of the corporate’s proprietary detergent cartridges (known as cassettes), they’re going to additionally need to order further. Just like the Tetra dishwasher, the Bob’s smaller measurement requires a particular detergent cartridge to get the dosage proper.
Talking of Tetra, once we caught up with Heatworks, the maker of the dishwasher, late final summer time, they opened preorders this yr with a goal ship date of Might 22. The corporate made the rounds at CES in January (watch my interview with Heatworks founder Jerry Callahan right here) and remains to be on observe to ship this yr.
Whereas countertop dishwashers have been round for years, this new era, together with the Bob and Tetra, have smaller footprint sizes (when it comes to each countertop measurement and sources) and place a higher emphasis on aesthetics with design touches like Bob’s colourful faceplate or Tetra’s frog. Studio Pushed Design.
So in case you’re in a small house, RV, or a cabin within the woods and need to ditch the damper, it is time for you as we’re getting into a brand new golden age for small dishwashers.