This counter top dishwasher is the solution to small kitchens

Able to do a load in just 10 minutes, the Tetra counter top dishwasher is here to revolutionise the way you wash your dishes… and your clothes. Oh, and steam a lobster.

With the arrival of 2018 comes perhaps the biggest innovation in kitchen convenience since the humble dish sponge was updated with a detergent dispenser.

Meet the Tetra counter top dishwasher, a mini appliance set to make washing up quick, easy and refreshingly enjoyable.

Minimal and simplistic in its design, the dishwasher only requires a nearby wall socket to commence a load – no faucet connection is needed.

Simplistic and stunning, if you ask us. Picture: Heatworks

The user (soon to be us) can then sit back and relax while the sleek box washes up two full place settings or around 10 plates with less than two litres of water and some detergent, which is poured in manually.

And like most new technologies, the Tetra can be controlled by a companion smartphone app that allows you to run a load remotely, as well as adjust water pressure and temperature.

This means you can also use it to sanitise baby products, rinse tupperware containers, steam seafood, wash fruit, or run a load of wine glasses on a more gentle cycle.

The appliance comes with multiple trays and can wash everything from your dishes to your clothes. Picture: Heatworks

The Tetra is the brainchild of Heartworks and Frog Design, and was revealed earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The product’s designers are hoping their new technology will transform small kitchens, and save water in the process.

“Our research indicates that although the average household is comprised of 2.58 people, the modern dishwasher holds place settings for 13 or more,” said Jerry Callahan, CEO and founder of Heatworks in a press release.

“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. With Tetra, we hope to change people’s mindset.”

Tetra will be available for purchase in late 2018.

Originally published as This counter top dishwasher is the solution to small kitchens by Kate Skelly. Author at