I have a problem seeing the problem. It takes half an hour to wash, tape
and pour a gel and it is in my opinion quite a relaxing work. If someone
thinks it is too much, then think of all useless little things we do during
a day that take much more time. At our institute we have tried all kinds of
ways to pour gels, but we always end up taping and pouring the "old" way.
(Using an erlen meyer flask, by the way). Learn it properly once and use it
and you will save a lot of time!