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helco
 USA
Device to open/close expandable dining table Printer Friendly Version
I wish I had a device that would make it easy for one person to open and close the kind of expandable dining room table that has leaves (boards) that can be added to the center. I'm picturing some kind of gear mechanism that would help two pairs of padded wooden blocks to push the closed table halves apart, after they'd been slightly separated initially by padded wedges. The same gears could be used to close the table using cords with padded clamps at the ends. The cords would be wound up as the halves of the table came together. A fair amount of force would be required for both operations, since many tables are set on carpeting that makes it difficult for the halves to slide, even if they're on wheels.
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mauraleigh
 USA
Folding Dishwasher Printer Friendly Version
It seems the only parts of a dishwasher that couldn't be folded down are the heating and washing elements. A folding-dishwasher could consist of a heat-resistant cover of waterproof fabric stretched over a collapsible frame. The frame would include tracks for racks to slide out of. The racks would also be collapsible. The cover would have a watertight slide-lock zipper to close up the dishwasher before running. Heating and jet elements and spaces for detergent would be on the bottom in a tray. Electric cords and water tubes would enter through sealed holes on the bottom in the back.
This would be good for people in small homes or RVs or for others to use as an auxiliary dishwasher when their dirty dishes won't all fit in their regular dishwasher.
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mauraleigh
 USA
A More Versatile and Easier to Clean Hand Blender Printer Friendly Version
I have a handheld blender/cake mixer/dough mixer from Braun that could be improved upon. I don't see even see this product (or anything like it) anymore on Amazon.com, where I found it. Hopefully someone could bring back a product with these features, plus the features I describe below. Alternatively, maybe someone could make aftermarket attachments for hand blenders with adapters for different models.
There are a number of places on hand blenders and their attachments that can be hard to reach to clean. I would prefer a hand blender with a removable blade on the blending attachment as cleaning underneath this blade can be difficult when attached. I'd also like a food chopping blade with a shaft that doesn't have any hard to reach or unreachable yet exposed spaces inside it. I have yet to find anything that can reach inside the shaft of my food chopping blade, where I see funk has collected.
While there is a hand held automatic shredder/slicer (the salad shooter), no one has combined such a device with a hand blender. I would like to see this done. There are probably other attachments that could be made for a hand blender, perhaps the many attachments for KitchenAid stand mixers could serve as inspiration.
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