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Cook your next meal in your washing machine

Cook your next meal in your washing machine

You would probably think I am nuts for even suggesting that you can cook food in your washing machine. Yes, you read it correct. Washing machine! But wait, aren’t they used for washing clothes? Well, for some that might be just too mainstream.

Iftach Gazit, a design student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Tel Aviv, has designed a food bag that will completely change people’s outlook of a washing machine. The waterproof bag made from Tyvek paper keep the food soap-free and have an inner sealed plastic bag to stop leaks just in case. So, the next time you a load of laundry, go ahead and put in that steak in the washing machine that you planned to cook for dinner.

The prototype version of bags feature fully packaged meals and several sides. The cooking instructions come in the form of clothes label, which does seem quite cool. The washing machine must be set to ‘synthetics’ for a long duration if you are cooking meat and to ‘cotton’ for a short duration if you are cooking vegetables.

Jokes apart, this innovation did come out of a very noble thought. Laundromats, as one homeless blogger writes, are the most useful place on earth for the homeless. They provide free shelter, a place to fill their water bottles, charge their phones and some even have internet. So why shouldn’t they be able to cook food while they are in there? The designer took this as his inspiration and after researching the rise of convenience food such as TV dinners, he created Sous La Vie.

Though amusing, this innovative food packaging does serve as a reminder of lost homes and broken dreams. But above all, a product, in Gazit’s view, that reflects on our taste, our economic ability and our culture.

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