Monday, February 20, 2017

7 Inventions That Are Shaping the Home Appliances Industry

Since the turn of the 21st century, home appliances in the Philippines and in the other parts of the globe have been constantly innovating. From automatic washing machines to audio clap sensitive light controls, these electronic gadgets just keep on getting better.

Here are some interesting inventions that are changing the game for the home appliances industry:

SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting)

sustainable alternative lighting
The Philippines has been a catch basin of natural calamities because of its geographic location. Unfortunately, the country, especially in its remote areas, suffers from frequent brownouts.

Worry no more! This economical and efficient alternative lighting system is here to save the day. SALt or Sustainable Alternative Lighting is made by Aisa Mijeno, an engineer and social worker. It doesn’t require batteries nor does it contain any harmful substance. It just needs salt and water and voila! This home appliance is a must for every household in the Philippines.

Robotic Cooker

robotic cooker-home appliance
This multi-functional robotic cooker with exclusive hands free stirrer revolutionizes the face of kitchenware. The breakthrough technology is a self-stirring, self-monitoring, multifaceted 10-in-1 cooking system that makes cooking that takes the work out of cooking. Gone are days where you have to spend hours for food preparation.

Stencil Toaster

How fun would it be to have these fun stencils on your bread for breakfast? If you’d like to brighten up your loved ones’ day, here’s a simple machine to make that happen. All you have to do is stick inside the toaster and let it imprint on the bread.

Electric Nose


Yes, you read that right. This home appliance is a portable electric nose. This ingenious invention is a device that checks if your pork, beef, chicken, fish and poultry supplies are of good quality. The human nose can easily detect whether food is spoiled but this food sniffer goes beyond that. It checks for potential hazards that cannot be identified by our noses.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Cocorobo is a development of Sharp with artificial intelligence that can recognize speech commands in English and Japanese. It’s even equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera and obstacle-avoidance sensors. It’s definitely not your run-of-the-mill robotic vacuum cleaner. It can hold simple conversations and even sing to people! This revolutionary home appliance can be shipped to the Philippines thru eBay or Amazon. 

Eco-Friendly Dishwasher

The aim of this concept is to reduce the levels of water wasted during the process. So the inventors of this dishwasher focused on steam and high pressure mechanics. Its sleek design also deviates from the typical structure of a dishwasher. With a simple push of a button, your dishes will be squeaky clean in no time.

Pebble Washing Machine

You might be wondering how a device as small as this be a washing machine? This Dolfi washing machine is a plug-in device that uses advanced ultrasonic technology without damaging or discoloring the fabric. You only have to submerge your clothes in a basin with water and let the gadget do the rest!

Usually these machines are often overlooked. They are not things that we get excited about but with the advent of these technological innovations, home appliances in Philippine households will be turning heads with their creative, smart and innovative features.

5 Multipurpose Home Appliances That You’re Probably Not Aware of

Desk fans, washing machines and television are essential home appliances that are present in almost every household in the Philippines. It’s hard to imagine life without these tools in today’s era. These gadgets are usually designed for a particular purpose but there are certain home appliances that can be used in multiple ways.

Here are some home appliances hacks that you’re probably not aware of:

Vacuum Cleaner/ Drain Cleaner/ Air Mattress Pump

vacuum-cleaner home appliances

When you hear or see the word vacuum cleaner, you immediately think that it’s a device that sucks dust and dirt, right? This efficient home appliance can also be used in ways more than one. It can be used to unclog drains and to pump air in mattresses as well. Vacuum cleaners usually have a wet/dry option for sucking in liquid waste. You could also use this feature to unclog your drain. Bagged vacuum cleaners can be used to inflate your mattress for only about 10 seconds! Here’s a video on how to do it.

Coffee Maker / Egg Cooker / Chocolate Fondue Pot


It’s obviously a machine that is used for brewing coffee but do you know that you can also use it to poach eggs? Heat the water in the carafe and carefully drop the egg with a spoon.

Who needs a melting pot for chocolate when you have this coffeemaker to do the trick? Simply heat the cream in the pot for 10-15 minutes. Add in the chocolate bars; stir and enjoy it with your favorite fruits, biscuits and more!

Freezer/ Hard Drive Protector / Battery Life Extender


Every household in the Philippines has this kind of home appliance. A freezer is a tool that is as important as food itself. Aside from keeping food fresh, you can also use it in saving your hard drive. Yes, that piece of hardware can be salvaged by putting it inside the freezer. Do not just toss it inside! You’ll have to wrap it twice inside a ziplock bag and leave it there for at least 12 hours.

If you like to extend the lifespan of your battery, you could also toss it in the freezer (because the colder the temperature, the slower the rate of energy discharges).

Microwave / Disinfectant 

home appliances microwave oven

Apart from heating food, a microwave can also be used to disinfect plastic cutting boards and sponges. Soak your kitchen sponge in white vinegar or lemon juice then heat it on high for 1 minute. You don’t have to throw out those sponges just yet.

Hair Dryer / Art Maker / Shoe Stretcher

hair dryer

You can use this multifunctional hair tool to create crayon art. If you’re feeling a little artsy, take out your used crayons and hair dryer and start melting them away from the canvas to produce this kind of output:


Now if your shoes need some adjusting, you could use your hairdryer to stretch out tight shoes. How? Put on the shoes while wearing thick socks. Blast them with hot air from the dryer for about two minutes. Keep them on until the shoes cool off.

Before buying your very own multipurpose equipment in home appliances stores in the Philippines, make sure that they are of the best quality especially if you’re using them for multiple uses. These items are supposed to make our lives better and more convenient; not the other way around.