One of the big hits of CES 2018 was the Tetra countertop dishwasher. Meant for small living spaces, the countertop dishwasher cleans dishes using less water than a conventional dishwasher, and doesn’t take up much space in the process. At this year’s show, a French company called Daan showed off a European cousin to the Tetra dubbed Bob.
Bob is a squat, retro-looking connected countertop dishwasher designed to clean the dishes of one to two people. It’s 33 x 47 x 47 cm, has a color display, and holds a three-liter water tank. Bob uses .35kWh per cycle and will clean dishes in 20 minutes.
The Bob is available for pre-order now for €299 Euros (~$344.23 USD), and will be shipping this summer to European customers. A Daan spokesperson said that they’ve already collected 6,000 pre-orders.
The Bob wasn’t plugged in at the Daan both at CES, so I wasn’t able to see it in action, but we at The Spoon love the idea of a compact dishwasher. Heck, I have a regular sized dishwasher in my home and would consider a countertop one for quick cleans in between full loads. But as we’ve noted, there are a ton of devices being built for kitchen countertops — so many that the typical small apartment won’t be able to fit them all.