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28 Manual Home Appliances

From Manually Powered Food Processors to Shake-Powered Portable Washers

— June 27, 2014 — Eco
These manual home appliances are suited for modern homeowners, but they are heavily inspired by designs that were first introduced long ago. However, these manual devices have contemporary designs that blend in seamlessly with other modern appliances.

Instead of just being able to execute something with the press of a button, these devices require some level of physical exertion, including things like cranking, pedaling or shaking. In addition to getting a good workout while doing things like laundry, charging up your phone, recording a home video or preparing dinner, these devices are especially great because they don't require electricity to operate. If you were to use these kinds of manually-powered devices on a regular basis, during a blackout you wouldn't have to freak out about trying to understand some kind of unfamiliar gadget either.
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Retro Arcade Washers
Retro Arcade Washers
This Washing Machine by Lee-Wei Chen Offers Video Games While You Wash
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Retro Hand-Powered Cutters
Retro Hand-Powered Cutters
The Sabercut Saw Cuts Both Ways to Ensure Efficiency
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26
Hand-Cranked Computers
Hand-Cranked Computers
The OLPC XO 1.75 is Better Than its Predecessor (UPDATE)
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25
Windup Movie Projectors
Windup Movie Projectors
The 'Bioscope' Movie Projector Brings a Twist to Home Movies
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24
Phone Crank Chargers
Phone Crank Chargers
Take Charging Into Your Own Hands With This iPhone 5 Reactor Attachment
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23
Hand-Powered Computers
Hand-Powered Computers
OLPC's XO-3 Tablet is Designed for the Third World
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22
Upcycled Washing Machine Chairs
Upcycled Washing Machine Chairs
This DIY Project Transforms a Washing Machine into Sleek Seating
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21
Pump Coffee Pistons
Pump Coffee Pistons
The Crema Coffee Robot Offers a Vintage Style Brew System with Modern Design
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20
Manual Modernized Juicers
Manual Modernized Juicers
The 'Gridy' Citrus Juicer is Crafted with a Special Resin
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Hand-Cranked Java Dispensers
Hand-Cranked Java Dispensers
The Manual Coffee Machine by Xie Ling Lin is Perfect for Camping
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18
Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
This Sinewave Cycles Charger Uses Pedaling Power to Charge Phones
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Hand-Cranked Batteries
Hand-Cranked Batteries
Qian Jiang Designs Self-Recharging Wind-Up Batteries
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Blooming Air Moisturizers
Blooming Air Moisturizers
The USB Tulip Stick Ultrasonic Humidifier is Pretty and Practical
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Crankable Water Purifiers
Crankable Water Purifiers
The SteriPen Sidewinder is a Hand-Powered Water Filter
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Crank Powered Gadgets
Crank Powered Gadgets
The Eco-Friendly Thanko Cranking MP3
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Hand-Powered Digital Camera
Hand-Powered Digital Camera
Sony Odo Twirl N' Take
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12
Manually Powered Food Processors
Manually Powered Food Processors
The VeggiChop Slice, Dices and Mixes By Pulling the Ripcord
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11
Old World Coffee Mills
Old World Coffee Mills
This Conical Burr Coffee Grinder Conserves Energy So You Can Get Yours
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Emergency Crank Cell Chargers
Emergency Crank Cell Chargers
The Hand Crank Emergency Cell Phone Charger Will Help You Out
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9
Alternative Pedal-Powered Washers
Alternative Pedal-Powered Washers
An Indian Teenage Girl Invented a Non-Electric Washing Machine
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8
DIY Ice Cream Makers
DIY Ice Cream Makers
The Shake N Make Ice Cream Offers Convenience
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7
Compact Skivvies Cleaners
Compact Skivvies Cleaners
The Bulbe Washer Facilitates the Quick and Easy Rinsing of Your Undies
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6
Hand-Powered Dishwashers
Hand-Powered Dishwashers
This Table Top Dishwasher Helps Save Water, Electricity and Space
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5
Manually Rotating Snow Removals
Manually Rotating Snow Removals
The Snow Wolf Wheeled Snow Shovel is the Perfect Compromise
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4
Hand-Powered Washers
Hand-Powered Washers
The Laundry Pod Washing Machine is a Green-Friendly Way to Get Clean
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3
Cycle-Spun Laundry
Cycle-Spun Laundry
The Bike Washing Machine Encourages Activity and Eco-Consciousness
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2
Shake-Powered Portable Washers
Shake-Powered Portable Washers
The Shaky Wash Washes Clothes While Saving Energy and Water
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Human Hamster Wheels
Human Hamster Wheels
Wheel by Si Hyeong Ryu Boasts a Built-In Washing Machine
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