A Portable Washer That Doesn’t Need Electricity
Design company YiREGO has designed an adorable miniature washing machine that can clean up to six or seven articles of clothing. Known as Drumi, the 22-inch tall washer doesn’t need electricity—you power it using a foot pump. Thanks to its small size, it’s easy to store or take with you on a camping trip.
Drumi solves a number of laundry problems that one might face in their lifetime. It delicately washes “hand-wash only” garments, fits in small spaces like apartments or dorm rooms, and it's light enough to bring along on a camping trip. Best of all, the only power source it needs is a foot.
The compact washer requires about five liters of water, and a scoop of soap to get started. After loading everything in, the foot-pump powers the spin cycle. The process takes about two to five minutes, depending on the size of the load. When everything is clean, the user presses a small green button that releases that water out of the device.
Drumi is currently available for pre-order for $130; campers, college kids, and residents of New York City will have to wait until next July before they can get their hands on the machine. In the meantime, the sink and a bottle of Woolite will have to do.