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Post# 284221   6/10/2008 at 07:41 (3,471 days old) by peterh770 (Marietta, GA)        

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Plastic, that is... All that with a cup of water, too...



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Post# 284227 , Reply# 1   6/10/2008 at 08:21 (3,471 days old) by toggleswitch2 ()        

XEROS means dry or brittle.

No thank you.


Post# 284228 , Reply# 2   6/10/2008 at 08:33 (3,471 days old) by robliverpool (england Liverpool)        
100 washes???

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i dont know where they get the idea from that 100 washes is six months worth of washing, i do an average of 15 loads of washing a week and there is only two of us and our dog, better for the environment for using less water? i thought using 44lbs of plastic every 100 washes would be worse

Post# 284229 , Reply# 3   6/10/2008 at 08:35 (3,471 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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My g.f was talking to me about this after seeing it on yahoo. I immediately shot her down with the fact people have been trying to make waterless/detergentless machines since the 80's and none have been any good so far. We are not having one! lol.

Give me plenty of water in my machine anyday!

Darren


Post# 284233 , Reply# 4   6/10/2008 at 09:32 (3,471 days old) by cleanteamofny ((Monroe, New York)        

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That story is full of Sugar, Honey, Ice, Tea........
If that's the case, then why don't we use cat litter to see if the skidmarks will come out of Jersey drawers?

Be nice cheerleader!!!


Post# 284234 , Reply# 5   6/10/2008 at 10:38 (3,471 days old) by sparkymarky1973 ()        

What on earth????

There is no way I would ever buy one.

Makes me feel embaressed it was designed here in the UK!

Give me water and more water!!

Mark


Post# 284240 , Reply# 6   6/10/2008 at 11:24 (3,471 days old) by mgwhirlcollect ()        

44lb. is a lot of weight. The machine would probably have to be bigger than a standard consumer front loading machine. I bet it will probably be expensive.

Post# 284261 , Reply# 7   6/10/2008 at 12:54 (3,471 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Not to say that they didn't mention the cost of that 44 lbs of plastic chips! I imagine they wouldn't be cheap!

Post# 284286 , Reply# 8   6/10/2008 at 14:51 (3,471 days old) by oldhouseman ()        
I believe

I would rather have a washtub and washboard over this anyday.

Post# 284305 , Reply# 9   6/10/2008 at 16:22 (3,471 days old) by toggleswitch2 ()        
water is FOR washing and sustaining life.

Perhaps a better way to save water is to outlaw coupons and flyers in the newspaper and in the mail. Go to a website and print 'em.

Or for that matter outlaw the freaking newspaper, when it takes 150 gallons (567L +/-) of water to make a Sunday edition. It's all avaiailable online folks.

This idea is absurd.

Interesting, to me anyway, is that litres is converted to pints for the UK audience.


Post# 284312 , Reply# 10   6/10/2008 at 16:50 (3,471 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Hmm. If this is the wave of the future, the current crop of 'wetnap' frontloaders we bitch about will seem luxuriously water-hoggy by comparison!

Post# 284335 , Reply# 11   6/10/2008 at 18:36 (3,471 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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So how expensive would these plastic chips be?
What kind of plastic?
Will the plastic chips be recyclable?
How will this impact oil supplies? As far as I know, the major ingredient of most plastic is OIL.




Post# 284377 , Reply# 12   6/10/2008 at 21:48 (3,471 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Breaking news: A ten-car pileup on the expressway this morning because one of the chips was missed in a sock and stabbed the driver in the foot - not to mention the underpants and bra horrors we could imagine...

Nope, there must be a better solution than this. I'd take a belt-drive Kenmore with a suds-saver over Xeros any day.


Post# 284380 , Reply# 13   6/10/2008 at 21:56 (3,471 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

How the hell is the machine going to untangle all those plastic chips from the laundry at the end of the cycle so they drop through the pretty little trap door at the bottom of the drum??? Gimme a break! You'll be picking plastic outta your drawers after every cycle. And what does a cup of water and detergent do with 12 - 15 pounds of clothes?? How does it rinse?

Post# 284522 , Reply# 14   6/11/2008 at 14:34 (3,470 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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I would imagine the rinsing would be terrible...here come the skin allergy's in their droves!

Darren





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