Bob the mini dishwasher is way cooler than he should be
Kitchen & Household
Speaker 1: This is Bob. Bob's a dishwasher. Bob also likes talking about himself in the third person, but over the past few days, Bob has really won me over loving you is easy. Your amazing
Speaker 2: Feel like I could
Speaker 1: Laugh, or I could cry by now. You probably guessed that Bob's got a bit of a personality. If he wasn't a dating show, I would tell you that Bob is the world's smallest [00:00:30] dishwasher. He weighs around 10 kilos or 22 pounds has a built in water tank. So he loves to travel and he speaks French. He's also environmentally conscious as he's made of recycled plastics and only takes three to four liters of water to wash with each cycle. Now, Bob has been around the block a little bit. We've seen him once before at CES, but he wasn't working and he's been available in some other countries since then, but he's now finally coming to the United States. [00:01:00] As you can tell, I'm lucky enough to live in a place with a full size dishwasher, but there was a time when I was in an apartment without a dishwasher.
Speaker 1: And let me tell you the fights that I would get into over the dirty dishes. So Bob is really perfect for places say where you might be renting. You can't demolish your whole kitchen to put a dishwasher in you're traveling and you're in something like an RV. Bob could be the right fit, but you'll have to find the right place to put him. [00:01:30] I was hoping I was gonna be able to fit him somewhere on my countertop underneath my cupboards turned out wasn't quite enough clearance. And I actually ended up having to put him right next to the sink, which kind of worked out really well, cuz that's exactly where I was gonna drain him. If you're looking for a spot to put him, you'll need around 20 inches of clearance. And I guess you could in theory, put him under the sink. You could also put it on the floor anywhere. You can find some space and it should still drain fine. You could either drain it into the sink, into your wastewater area or [00:02:00] even potentially into a bucket. Okay. But more does Bob actually clean well after a few cycles I can safely say he really does. Even on the quickest 20 minute cycle, which is what I did. Most of my dishes in, I was really, really impressed. Wow, Bob, I am impressed mate. Well done.
Speaker 2: So you can actually fit quite a bit in Bo well, I like that [00:02:30] capacity touch open, but sometimes it really does feel like I'm playing a bit of plate Tetris. Um, so you can see I've got four dinner plates in there. I've got two smaller bowls. I've got two mugs and, and a little bit of cutlery. So all of these elements, let me take this out and show you. You see all of this. So like those plate racks, that's all removable. The cut drawer is all removable as well. And you can reposition all of these elements [00:03:00] too. So this is the cover rack and that just comes out like so, and you can move that all the way around in any configuration you like, which is pretty impressive. All right. So this is what it looks like when there are no racks or anything in there.
Speaker 2: Just the draw. Let's see what will fit. Well, there's one big, I guess one sauce spin will fit. And then maybe, I guess if I put the plate rack in behind there, I could probably fit a couple plates. Let's try it. All right. Sauce, pan, try and get those handles in [00:03:30] like that. We all in. Yep. Let's try the plates down. Sorry for the shaky camera work. All right. Oh yeah. Okay. That's pretty good. Let's see. Oh, not bad. I've got a bit of room there. Look, I can do at least two more plates. Very impressive. But then, you know, I guess maybe there's a bit of space around here. I could use too for smaller things. Not that, but now for the real test baked on days old, [00:04:00] this is gross. Okay, Bob, don't let me down. Let's see position that. Let's try one more. I've got one dirty bowl here too. All right. It's a very, very small load, but let's try this good luck gonna fill the water tank. I also just can't be bothered hooking it up to my 4 cent, but it's so easy to do this. [00:04:30] All right. Let's give Bob a fighting chance intensive. I think it's still gonna use like the same amount of water. 3.8 meters, 70 degrees. And I'll see you in an hour and a half. All right.
Speaker 2: And it's done. I also love how it pops open the door when the cycle is finished. Just to give it a little bit of extra air, dry. Ugh. Here we go. I'm gonna, whoa. [00:05:00] It's really hot. I'm gonna wait for it to cool. Down a little bit. And then let's check the results. A
Speaker 3: Few moments later.
Speaker 2: Moment of truth. Okay. Let's see what looks good from the top. Well, our bowl is nice and clean. And how did this one do ready? No. Hey, that's that's really clean. There's like zero residue whatsoever. [00:05:30] Ah, Bob color me impressed. Okay.
Speaker 1: Don't be full. Bob does not have the same capacity as a full dishwasher, but it's definitely enough for a meal for two people and all of the plates and dishes and colory that you would use for that. You can also fit around 16 glasses in there too. If you take all of the other elements out and just wanna wash those, there are a couple of caveats though, like a normal dishwasher. You really should scrape off all of those food scraps before [00:06:00] putting anything inside it. And also point all of your pointy sticky cutlery down, not up Bob comes with everything you're gonna need. And when I opened it up for the first time and I took everything out, I was really kind of shocked about how much stuff with in there. It's everything you're gonna need. There is a water inlet hose. If you would rather use that from say a forcet instead of the built-in water tank, there is also a drainage pipe.
Speaker 1: There are all of the cutlery, racks [00:06:30] and plate racks and cup racks that you're gonna need. And there's also these things called cartridges, which is essentially your dishwashing liquid inside of those good news is you can also use your own dishwashing liquid if you want. They just recommend that you leave one of those cartridges in the dishwasher, even if it's empty, just to protect all of the bits and pieces. And I also enjoyed how Bob gave me the chance to practice my school girl, French. Now don't worry. There is also a booklet in English as well, but even if there wasn't, it's actually really [00:07:00] easy just to plug and play, follow the instructions on the screen and everything is pretty self-explanatory. So what's the damage Bob? Well, the basic model will be 299 us dollars. It comes with a matte finish and all of the tools that you'll need.
Speaker 1: Whereas the more deluxe version AKA, the one that I have here costs 399 us dollars and comes with a couple of extra features. You can personalize your Bob with a number of different color finishes when you place your order. It's also [00:07:30] got a color display as well as built in wifi, because why wouldn't you want your dishwasher to connect to the internet? I guess updates. So are pretty nice, huh? And it also comes with a sterilizer using UV light tweet. She can put your phone in the dishwasher, which kind of feels weird. Doesn't use any water though, or pretty much anything else you wanna put in there to sterilize and it takes 20 minutes and away you go and Bob isn't available just yet. You'll be able to put your pre-orders in. Now, if you're interested and get [00:08:00] delivery in June, 2022.