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Amazing steam washing machine

April 1st, 2006 . by Matt

steam washing machine
No more dry cleaning?

Gadget Candy has reported about an amazing worlds first ‘Steam Washing Machine’. The maker is LG, so I guess that people will soon stop thinking that LG, not normally known for innovation, is derivative in its technology.

This week LG has launched its own range of colourful home appliances. But the Steam Direct Drive Washing Machine’s cherry, rose and aqua blue good looks are almost overshadowing the real big news here: it’s the world’s first steam washing machine!

Yep, no longer do you have to forego cashmere cardigans because you’ll never find the time to drop them off at the dry cleaner. Now you can do your own dirty work at home, thanks to LG’s unique new Dual Spray system which spews forth hot steam for 40 minutes and then spends the next 20 minutes sucking creases out of your cherished attire.

So ditch the iron. Choose your colour (the Steam Direct Drive also comes in black or white). And look forward to June when it’ll be available at your local store.

I wonder exactly how versatile this machine is, and if this invention could mean the virtual end of dry cleaners. I know that if I could do my suits by myself, I would. It will probably cost an arm and a leg for the next few years until the technology becomes common, though.


3 Responses to “Amazing steam washing machine”

  1. comment number 1 by: Malaclypse

    Very interesting.

    It does seem as though the Koreans, like the Japanese before them, are working very hard to move from being the privider of the cheapest knock-offs to being the provider of the most cutting-edge technology.

    They started later, but largely due to more modern technology, they’re making the jump a lot quicker.

    Just wait till China really starts ramping up on this…

  2. comment number 2 by: Jeff in Korea

    Do they come with kimchi filters to protect the clothing wearers from bird flu, cancer, AIDS, SARS, vampires, and hanta virus?

  3. comment number 3 by: dogbert

    I have a Samsung Hauzen with the steam feature and one other thing I love, which is that it is not only a washing machine, but also a clothes dryer. Amazing technology and something Maytag, etc. should take note of.