Sunday 12 May 2002

The dishwashing theologian

True to his word, AKMA has furnished photographic evidence of his commitment to the highest standards of dishwashing excellence.

A.K.M. Adam holding a Liquid Detergent Dish Washer (plus closeup photo of Dish Washer packaging)

Although, as he admitted in a previous post, “the snap-on sponges lack that scrubbing surface that would make the product ideal,” the Liquid Detergent Dish Washer does in fact meet the criteria for a Dishmatique-style product:

  • a handle that is filled with liquid detergent; plus
  • snap-on replaceable sponge heads.

The scouring surface on the snap-on sponge (available in one level of scouring intensity in the USA, two in Australia, and three in the UK) is generally accepted as a refinement rather than an integral part of the design.

Accordingly, I must offer my abject apologies for doubting AKMA’s dishwashing bona fides and, at the same time, express my unbounded admiration for someone who can engage in inner theological debate whilst using a complex dishwashing implement.

(I reject all suggestions that my humble demeanor is related in any way to AKMA’s influence on my recent academic appointment.)

Ralf added a comment to my original Dishmatique post, saying that although he likes “the idea of washing dishes with more or less clean hands” he despairs of finding one in Germany where he lives. The fact that the Dishmatique is available in Sweden and Finland suggests that dishwashing standards may be higher in Scandinavia than in other parts of the European Union (the UK, of course, excepted).

“Maybe someone is willing to send me a box full of dishmatiques with replacement heads (after I sent the money, of course),” adds Ralf.

Having asked for, and received, a tenured professorship at U Blog (without any money changing hands), I am prepared to act as a Dishmatique supplier of last resort. However, I do urge Ralf and anyone else who lusts after the Dishmatique to try a few different supermarkets—after all, Jeff Cheney located three variants in San Francisco in less than 24 hours and AKMA found a fourth in Evanston, Illinois (although in AKMA’s case we cannot discount the possibility of divine intervention).

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Wow. There is something innately disturbing
in this image. As one of AKMA's students,
I am troubled deeply by what I see before me.

Has our resident Radical Orthodoxist given in to
the wiles of capitalist drudgery? Dear God, even
the strongest of our number has fallen! How ever
will we survive?!

Posted by Tripp on 13 May 2002 (Comment Permalink)

I can no longer resist the urge to point out that cleanliness is next to...

Posted by Jonathon Delacour on 13 May 2002 (Comment Permalink)

Dear sir
I would like to know the formula used in automatic washers or dish washers
in liquids for heavy duty laundry.and gels used for the same
purpos. i work as adirector in powder detergent company
i would like to cooperate with your great company.
thank you very much.


Posted by adel georges on 4 December 2002 (Comment Permalink)

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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