Yet another round of "what is this?"
July 30, 2022 12:24 PM   Subscribe

In playing real estate scavenger hunt with my sister, we came across something that has us stumped. Can anyone tell us what is next to the cabinet in this laundry room picture?
posted by DrGail to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
It looks almost like a portable washer, but why...?

I'm super curious what it is, now.
posted by porpoise at 12:29 PM on July 30, 2022 [1 favorite]

Yeah, that's bizarre. High-tech IoT hamper? Maybe a sterilizer or some specific washing/drying device?


EDIT: I think porpoise nailed the what. But, the Why? is a whole nother thing
posted by Windopaene at 12:38 PM on July 30, 2022

I wonder if it’s a big clothes steamer?
posted by catspajammies at 12:43 PM on July 30, 2022 [2 favorites]

Could it be a separate spinner for clothes, to pull more water out before either line drying or using the dryer?
posted by clicking the 'Post Comment' button at 12:44 PM on July 30, 2022

Dishwasher? It looks like the front pulls out. Since it draws and drains like a washing machine, perhaps this was the easiest place to hook it up, rather than the kitchen?
posted by SPrintF at 12:59 PM on July 30, 2022 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Google image search FTW.
posted by kate4914 at 1:11 PM on July 30, 2022 [16 favorites]

Maybe a separate washer for some specific item that they want to wash completely separately. My first thought was cloth diapers.
posted by saladin at 1:11 PM on July 30, 2022 [1 favorite]

For those of us who can’t see the “best answer” link (it opens up blank for me) and are curious — what is it?
posted by profreader at 1:23 PM on July 30, 2022 [1 favorite]

It says: Hold and hide your laundry supplies within easy reach with a Laundry 1-2-3™ laundry tower. Its two oversized drawers and pullout supply tray fit all of your laundry items, from stain sticks to large detergent boxes. A retractable hanging rod also provides temporary hanging space for 4-6 items. Designed to match your Duet® laundry pair, place the laundry tower in between or next to your washer and dryer and add 13.5 inches of additional work space. Plus, with heavy-duty steel ball bearings and durable construction, it can handle even your toughest laundry activities.
posted by BlahLaLa at 1:28 PM on July 30, 2022 [5 favorites]

Google image search FTW.

Not the exact model I think. This one has the bin on the top back.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 1:31 PM on July 30, 2022

It’s a storage unit for laundry soap designed to match the washing machines.
posted by nouvelle-personne at 1:39 PM on July 30, 2022

kate4914's link only shows a blank white page to me, and Tell Me No Lies' just has a message saying they don't serve places outside the US.

Can someone explain what it is?
posted by fabius at 5:01 AM on July 31, 2022

Can someone explain what it is?

It is a storage cabinet designed to match-ish the washer and dryer.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:08 AM on July 31, 2022 [1 favorite]

...made to look substantially larger than it is by a wide-angle lens
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 5:44 AM on July 31, 2022

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