GiraDora – Human Powered Washer and Dryer

GiraDora is a human-powered washing/spin-dryer a user can sit on that increases the efficiency and improves the experience of hand-washing clothes. For under $40, GiraDora more than doubles productivity, increases health of women and children, and affords the opportunity to begin breaking the poverty cycle. The user sits on top of the drum-like appliance and pumps a pedal with her foot, which agitates, cleans, rinses, then spins-dries clothes. While providing a more comfortable, ergonomic, and efficient way to clean clothes, GiraDora also affords opportunities to generate income.

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  1. Luel

     /  March 7, 2013

    Where can I purchase a giradora washing dryer machine?

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  2. kingsley osborn

     /  July 16, 2013

    This is the most sensible approach (the GiraDora washer) that I’ve seen for off grod washing. I have noted the facebook address and will follow until I can find out how to purchase one!

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  3. Pete

     /  August 2, 2014

    Its a great idea!

    I think there will be problems with the small surface area of the pedal. Its looks likely to break? I think it will also be very uncomfortable with your heel on the the small “T” crosspiece if you have to pump for any length of time. You also have to keep your leg close to the GiaDora washer in an uncomfortable position. Perhaps a removable foot sized pedal that slides onto the shaft, twists, and locks in place? I think that this is the area it is worth spending a bit more money on to make certain its comfortable and lasts.

    You may also want to consider selling to a North American market to help you establish yourselves. This would not be a bad thing for off the grid cabins, camping, or emergency preprations.

    Regards!

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    • Kingsley Osborn

       /  August 5, 2014

      I hope you do sell to North American markets as I want to purchase one.

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  4. K. Lynn Kirby

     /  April 28, 2015

    Hi, I am potentially interested in buying this product if it is reasonably priced–i.e. well under a $100.00 Canadian AND if it works for a decent amount of time. It seems to me that the concept is simple and that the energy provided is via human power. Essentially this is a giant heavy duty salad spinner. Thus, if the plastic and metal components are well designed and built to last, it shouldn’t be that expensive to mass produce. Let me know how it goes. Thanks!

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