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Smart Home company Heatworks has released a countertop, internet-connected dishwasher, redesigning the standard dishwasher to suit micro homes.

Heatworks has created a countertop, app-controlled dishwasher for small homes, which can also be used to steam seafood and sanitize baby products. Made in collaboration with design firm Frog, the compact Tetra dishwasher doesn’t require plumbing to work, which means that it can be used anywhere that has a standard electrical outlet. To use the dishwasher, users simply load it with water and a small amount of detergent. Get Curious about it?! So join Daily Design News and discover more about this coveted smart home gadget!

Powered by Heatworks’ Ohmic Array technology, Tetra uses just a half gallon of water per cycle. Ohmic Array technology uses graphite electrodes instead of traditional heating elements to heat water. It’s the same water-heating technology used in the Heatworks Model 3 instant, the tankless water heater that’s now available for pre-order at $699.

The dishwasher’s water and energy saving technology comes from a sectional design dividing the dishwasher’s stainless steel base into three compartments. The first compartment is filled by hand with tap water and dishwashing detergent. The second compartment houses the sprayer and heating components, while the third holds gray water for draining once the cycle is complete.

The countertop dishwasher can be monitored through its companion app, where you can also adjust water pressure, start remotely and adjust cycles. The temperature can be controlled and monitored through an accompanying app, which also allows users to start washing cycles remotely. As its casing is completely transparent, users are able to see what point the dishwasher cycle is at.

“Although the average household is comprised of 2.58 people, the modern dishwasher holds place settings for 13 or more. This makes people believe that they either need to hand-wash their few dirty dishes — which wastes 10 times more water than using a dishwasher — or wait for a full load to run a cycle.”, said the CEO Jerry Callahan.

Tetra will be available to purchase in late 2018 and will cost under $300 (approximately £210). The gadget was showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, alongside other technology-focused homeware products including Yves Behar’s cube-shaped indoor security camera, and Nokia’s sleep tracker that can dim the lights and switch on the heating.

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