Re-Nest beat us to blogging the Dishmaster -- a retro replacement for the automatic dishwasher -- but we were so fond of the vintage styling that we thought it deserved another look here on AT:SF.
While Re-Nest focused in on the 50's, we're fond of the 60's vibe that comes with the "Mod Squad" model. With clean lines, it would fit well in a more contemporary kitchen, while still offering the same green benefits, including lowered water usage and biodegradable soap.
Bottom line: If you're looking to give up an appliance -- or don't have one to begin with -- the Dishmaster seems like a smart, stylish alternative. And if your brushes get gritty -- a concern voiced by one reader -- a set of three of replacement heads (plus soap) is available for less than $30.
Prices start at around $150, making this a good choice when you're flip-flopping over a faucet that's new and ultra modern or vintage and lots of work.