Panasonic has made a washing machine for India that has a dedicated button for cleaning curry stains.
It’s one of five custom cycles on the machine designed to meet the specific stains that Indian customers said were often not removed by washing machines. The others cover hair oils, sauces, general sweat, and tide marks on collars and cuffs.
According to Panasonic, the curry mode followed two years of analyzing the particular ingredients in various popular dishes around the country and then testing possible solutions. The custom modes all involve specific combinations of water flow, temperature and wash time.
The machine costs around 10 percent more than a comparable machine in India. However, that price already appears to be problematic in the country with just one in 10 homes having a washing machine.