2018

Steam It

Street vendors often use cheap plastic utensils for a one-time use to save on costs and to maintain hygiene. This triggered Sabari Prabaaker to think of ways in which vendors can use reusable utensils yet maintain utmost hygiene for customers. He created a vessel steamer that can sanitize the dishes by using bio enzymes and steam, instead of chemicals. The product is not only environment-friendly but is extremely cost-effective for the vendors. The cost of washing is approximately ten paise per dish in a batch. In case a vendor doesn’t have an electrical connection, they can directly connect a pressure cooker and use the steam generated by it. Sabari and the team behind the innovation are currently in the process of reaching out and pitching the product to vendors. The team is also focusing on changing the general consciousness and awareness of vendors on using eco-friendly utensils.