To incorporate P-System, all aspects of the device were carefully designed, including the method for supplying optimal air to the drying process, the amount of exhaust, the collection of food garbage heat energy, and the shape of the device’s interior as we strove to reduce the product’s size, weight, and noise generation.
The basket replaces the sink drain shelf, so there is no need to transfer the collected food garbage to another container—you can simply process it in the basket. Its dimensions and hole size were designed with drying efficiency in mind, and its shape allows it to be placed in the sink. This means that you can process your food garbage without any extra effort or changes to your current routine.
There is no need to sort the food garbage collected in the basket. And because drying takes place at low temperatures of 60 °C to 80 °C, foreign material such as toothpicks and spoons will not cause a fire or damage the device. Since the basket can just be placed in the device without sorting its contents, your hands stay clean because you don’t have to touch the food garbage at all when drying it. The basket and processing chamber of the PCL series are designed for hassle-free cleaning with a sponge, and their roundish shape allows you to soak them in detergent. There is also no danger of hard objects like shells or bones damaging the device, as there is no mechanism for crushing the food garbage.
Around 80% of food garbage is made up of water. When food garbage is left sitting for just one day, the bacteria in it multiple by a factor of approx. 10,000 and it starts to rot. Drying out the water content and bacteria in food garbage prevents it from rotting.
Drying your garbage can keep your kitchen clean by preventing rotting, foul odors, and the presence of flies. And since dried garbage weighs 80% less due to the loss of its water content, it is much easier to gather up and take out.
We are researching and developing products so that our customers could easily and comfortably dispose of their food garbage without hassle. We also believe that reducing the emissions caused by garbage is a societal problem, and we wondered if we couldn’t achieve environmental conservation at the point when garbage is generated within the home. About half of the burnable garbage produced in a home is food garbage, and almost all of that is water content. Transporting and burning the large quantities of water in undried food garbage is extremely inefficient, so that is a problem we have to solve.