China’s Ningbo Fotile Kitchen Ware Co Reimagines the Dishwasher

With their Fotile 3-in-1 Sink Dishwasher, Chinese appliance company Ningbo Fotile Kitchen Ware Co embeds the unit right into the countertop, directly beside a complementary sink. Its name references the fact that the equipment doesn’t just wash dishes—it also safely cleans produce and seafood. One variation of the dishwasher features touch-sensitive controls on the lid, which were designed to respond to dry or wet hands. …

Tetra, the Microwave-Sized Countertop Dishwasher

For anyone dreaming of owning a dishwasher, the Tetra removes just about all obstacles. It plugs into any wall outlet and it costs just $299. It’s about the size of a microwave, runs in only 10 minutes and uses only half a gallon of (hand-loaded) water. Spatially, it’s ideal for a couple, or anyone living alone—with a small capacity. It’s the brainchild of tankless water …