Video screenshot: Tweak by Nitzan Shafat & Aviv Rozenfeld ©2014 Kickstarter, Inc

Video screenshot: Tweak by Nitzan Shafat & Aviv Rozenfeld
©2014 Kickstarter, Inc

(Relaxnews) – Scraping leftover bits of food out of the sink is probably the worst part of washing up. But a new, deceptively simple invention could eliminate the need to get your hands dirty.

‘Tweak’ is a silicon disk that fits into plug holes and collects food waste while draining liquid. The disk can then be pinched to create a cone-shaped container that can be taken directly to the trash.

Available in two sizes for both kitchen and bathroom sinks, Tweak comes in a range of vibrant primary colorways.

The creators, Israel-based designers Nitzan Shafat and Aviv Rozenfeld, were inspired to invent Tweak to avoid having to touch the slimy mess that congregates around drains.

“Our main goal was to avoid touching the waste while removing it,” the pair explains.

The project is currently listed on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and has already more than doubled its original $14,000 goal with over one month to go. Initial orders are expected to ship in September 2014.

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