Among the many products and technologies LG is revealing at CES 2024 will be a unique appliance: the mycup tumbler washer. This isn’t a washer that tumbles clothing around. It’s a literal washer for tumblers, designed to encourage the use of reusable cups and tumblers.
You can clean one tumbler at a time in the machine by simply placing it inside and selecting from either Quick Wash or Extra Wash in the companion app. The cleaning process is displayed on the upper display panel of the machine so you can check wash status at any time. You can also receive a notification via the app once the cycle is complete.
Both courses use a 65°C hot water cycle to ensure thorough and sanitary cleaning. Bubble jet technology in the Quick Wash course cleans the inside of the tumbler in 30 seconds. For a more thorough cleaning and drying if the tumbler has harder-to-clean residues like dairy, the Extra Wash course uses an integrated air-drying design to clean and gently dry the tumbler with a multi-directional water jet and powerful hot air. The washer employs technologies carried over from LG dishwashers that are designed to save water.
The machine is slim and compact, though it’s unlikely anyone would have one of these in their home unless they have multiple family members who are particularly adamant about removing their use of plastic and use various tumblers. But this machine would be suitable for offices or other public spaces, like gyms and even shopping malls. LG says trendy cafes, busy offices, and even educational institutions are ideal locations.
“The compact, easy-to-use LG mycup washer cleans tumblers fast and effectively with its powerful cleaning capabilities, which promotes a sustainable lifestyle that protects our planet for future generations,” says Lyu Jae-cheol, President of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to develop products that impact our customers’ daily lives and the environment in a positive way, as we pave the way to a cleaner future.”
Visitors can experience LG mycup at LG’s CES booth 16008 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.