As element of [Erich Styger]’s latest kitchen overhaul with additional electric power-effective equipment, he came throughout the ‘AutoDos’ characteristic of the new Miele G 27695-60 dishwasher. These are in essence overpriced containers of dishwashing powder that go into a particular compartment of the device, from which the dishwasher can then dispense the powder as desired. The large rate tag and purported single-use of these containers led to the apparent question of whether they can be refilled.
With a charge of above $10 per PowerDisk container, each and every containing 400 grams of powder that suffice for ~20 cycles, it need to be clear that this is not a cheap program. The good thing is, each individual PowerDisk is just a foil-protected plastic container with no real particular factors. This meant that just one hole and some funnel motion later on, [Erich] had refilled an vacant PowerDisk with clean powder, with the Miele dishwasher fortunately purring absent and none the wiser that it was not using Genuine Miele PowerDisk Dishwasher Powder™.
How effectively this technique holds up lengthy-time period is uncertain, as the containers had been not intended for consistent reuse, but it features the standpoint of some imaginative 3D printing to make an (Stomach muscles-centered?) container option. Acquiring a automatic powder or liquid dosing system in a dishwasher is a pretty practical aspect, but when it receives tied to what is plainly a cash seize, it somewhat ruins the offer.
(Thanks to [Christian] for sending this one in)