WashUP Washer and Toilet Combined

by Mark R


Yes, you are reading this headline correctly. Someone actually invented a washing machine that works in conjunction with a toilet.

Yeah, I know it sounds pretty gross, but listen to what the WashUP actually does. The washing machine is stationed above the toilet in order to recycle the washer water into the toilet.

The concept is based on a simple premise: why use fresh water to go to the bathroom in? The WashUP puts in soapy water from the washing machine that would have otherwise have gone down the drain and puts it to good use. Now you can go in part-clean, part dirty water and send it, well, down the drain.

The washer is also built high so you don’t need to crouch down to put your clothes in. Now that’s something that is an improvement. The only thing that doesn’t seem to be well thought out on this WashUP is where do you dry your clothes? I mean, if the washer is now in the bathroom above the toilet, where is the dryer going to go, in the shower?

I would think that would be an obvious flow in the logic, but I guess the concept designer didn’t see it that way. I also wonder if planet Earth is at the point where we need to recycle our water that much.


6 reviews or comments

RJ Says: March 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Why not just run a water line from the washer (in its normal place) to the toilet? Or from the washer to a holding tank to the toilet? This thing is ridiculous. Like an oversized condom machine…

Crazy Says: March 21, 2008 at 11:30 am

What if your cloths fall in the toilet?

becca Says: March 27, 2008 at 10:09 am

yes – the planet is at the point where we need to re-use our greywater. And the dryer? It’s outside in the fresh air!

Gracie Says: August 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm

@Crazy – Obviously…. You’d close the toilet lid as you load and unload the washer unit…

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