Do you have a wet sponge sitting in your kitchen sink right now? Perhaps it’s next to the dishwashing soap bottle on the counter. If you use your kitchen on a daily basis like myself, what to do with the wet cleaning tools is a problem you have most likely learned to accept as a fact of life, but a pair of Germans have a solution they call the Cube.
The Cube was dreamt up by a father and son team in Munich, Germany to solve the everyday kitchen dishwashing problem: where to store the freshly used cleaning supplies. Yes, you can find a wide variety of solutions at your local Container Store, but the Cube promises to be both eye-pleasing in design and function, using up only a minimal amount of your precious counter space.
“The idea was conceived after doing the dishes (big surprise!)”, the pair said on their successfully funded Kickstarter page. “As usual, the kitchen was a complete mess and no one knew where to put the wet sponges, cloths, brush and washing up liquid.”
Having a solution that was flexible enough to fit everyone’s dishwashing habits was key from the beginning, so the Cube was designed to accommodate quite the assortment of cleaning solution combinations. “We found out that everybody likes to use different utensils for washing the dishes. That’s why it was so important to us to make the Cube flexible.”
Made from durable steel, the Cube is extremely stable, water resistant, easy to clean and the attention to detail on the smallest of things, like rounding all of the edges to make it smooth and safe, has Made in Germany written all over it.
The Cube is expected to start shipping in April and can be picked up at a discounted price of €49 ($60) on Kickstarter. It will be available in three colors: polished stainless steel or powder-coated steel in white or dark grey.