New countertop dishwasher washes more dishes using less water in half the time

BASF and Heatworks, a US-based tech firm, have partnered to support the further development of the award-winning Tetra countertop dishwasher with regard to its cleaning performance.

While Heatworks is using its patented Ohmic Array Technology, BASF is supporting the development with its leading portfolio of sustainable products for the cleaning industry. This is to enable the Tetra self-contained countertop dishwasher to wash up to three full place settings with just three litres of water. Tetra will clean 50% more dishes using 40% less water in 55% of the time than the leading countertop dishwasher and is set to release in 2021.

Tetra countertop dishwasher
Tetra will clean 50% more dishes using 40% less water in 55% of the time than the leading countertop dishwasher and is set to release in 2021

Best in class

“With Tetra, we set out to build a best-in-class dishwasher, and we’re excited to partner with BASF to help us develop a first-of-its-kind self-dosing and tailored multi- use cleaning cartridge system,” says Jerry Callahan, CEO of Heatworks. “As a fully self-contained dishwasher (patent pending), with several specific cycles for washing dishes, stemware, baby bottles, and fruits and vegetables, Tetra does not need any plumbing, which allows it to be deployed anyplace.”

Through this partnership the two companies aim to work on solutions to significantly reduce consumers’ waste and maximise Tetra’s efficiency. The goal is to optimise the right amount and type of chemistry based on the item the countertop dishwasher is washing: save water, conserve energy and help protect the environment.

Innovative approach to dishwashing

“Heatworks is using an innovative approach to countertop dishwashers to address the trends of consumers living in smaller spaces and with specialty cleaning needs that are not met by traditional undercounter dishwashers,” said Robert Parker, director, new business development & digital officer, Care Chemicals at BASF. “As part of the project, Heatworks and BASF intend to utilize their complementary capabilities in engineering and chemistry to develop an improved cleaning performance for Tetra’s recyclable cartridge system.”

Tetra’s cleaning cartridges will be designed to deliver custom solutions and dosing, dependent on the selected wash cycle, ensuring each cleaning cycle is optimised. Tetra’s cartridges will last for multiple loads and consumers will be able to sign up for a subscription, so that cartridges are shipped to them automatically.



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