#2273: TabletTear

I hate having to faff about with dishwasher tablets (although they seem to be the only way to get dishes clean, without doing the work manually).

It’s bad enough having to use that caustic chemistry, but getting it routinely on my skin has to be a bad idea.

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Today’s invention is a small modification to a dishwasher which might help the situation.

The tablet is placed in the housing and the lid closed by sliding as usual.

As the lid passes over the tablet, a spike on the underside of the leading (orange) edge ruptures the plastic bag.

This allows water to flush through without ever having to handle the contents.

When the cycle is complete, open the housing and throw the (clean) packaging away.