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Mini Countertop Spin Dryer Clothes Spin Dryer Portable Clothes Dryer

by The Laundry Alternative
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews) 9 answered questions


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Product Features

  • Works in only 2-3 minutes. 1600 rpm spin speed.
  • Portable, only weighs 11 lbs.
  • Perfect for use with our Wonderwash mini washing machine.
  • 110V, 82 Watts, no hookup required.
  • Compact and very quiet.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameThe Laundry Alternative
Item Weight17.6 pounds
Product Dimensions24.2 x 15.2 x 15.2 inches
Part Number MSD-1
ColorBlue
  
Additional Information
ASINB002HT0958
Best Sellers Rank #2,107 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18 pounds
Date First AvailableJuly 13, 2009
  
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Product Description

Works in only 2-3 minutes 2.2 lb capacity for dry laundry (about 1-2 pairs of jeans per load) 1600 rpm spin speed Portable, only weighs 11 lbs Compact, measures 13.5" x 13.5" x 15" Very quiet Perfect for use with our Wonderwash 110V, uses 82W Important: please note that this is a spin dryer, not a regular tumble dryer. It extracts much more water from the clothes than a regular washing machine spin cycle, they come out slightly damp.


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812 of 838 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 1600rpm vs. 3200rpm. April 29, 2010
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This spin dryer does perform some drying for clothes that come out of a regular washer with the spin cycle, but not as much as I liked. I felt that this would help some in making their decision. On the other hand, I'd like to praise The Laundry-Alternative's more expensive spin dryer Centrifugal Clothes Portable Spin Dryer which extracts A LOT OF water while the spinner spins twice as fast at 3200 instead of 1600rpm (maybe 6 ounces for 3 minutes, while the smaller machine may remove about an ounce for the same amount of clothes). Personally, I was looking for a review of someone who used a regular washer and spin dried their clothes with this, but there weren't any reviews. My review may get a lot of negative feedback, but will save a couple of people money, and that's why I write reviews in the first place. Also, you may find that the prices may be less buying directly through The Laundry-Alternative. Hope this helps someone.
3 stars for my purpose and 5 stars for people who own a Wonderwasher gives a fair average of 4 stars. Please let me know if this was a helpful review.
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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy March 18, 2010
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I bought this spin dryer to accompany the Wonder Washer. Both products are about the same quality, i.e. good, if a user cares for the equipment.

Basically, the spin dryer works as advertised, i.e. it drains water from saturated clothes. When starting, the machine vibrates strongly * so place the spin dryer on a towel to keep it from moving. Once in motion, the spin dryer still vibrates, but not strongly. Most of the water is squeezed from the clothes quite rapidly leaving the clothes merely damp in just minutes. Simply hang the damp clothes for a couple of hours before wearing.

When the dryer stops spinning, tip the dryer and dump the water in the pan below the tub out the drain hose, because significant amounts of water remain in the dryer. Also, store the dryer with the lid open, but lightly cover the opening with some plastic to keep out dust while the water in the tub evaporates completely.

Lastly, my spin dryer was previously used as scratches are apparent on the top cover and some light greasy marks visible on the bottom of the tub. Apparently, some previous user tried to run the spin dryer for the first time without removing the shipping bolts on the bottom of the dryer and thereby fried the motor. Unfortunately, I got a refurbished machine, but it still works well. However, buyer beware. My spin dryer was shipped by the Laundry Alternative. Regardless, I would recommend this spin dryer as it really complements the Wonder Washer well even to the point of having similar color schemes. ;)

If I hadn't received a refurbished machine, I would have rated this product 4 out of 5.

* P.S. With more experience, I've found that vibration at start-up can be minimized by adding another piece of clothes. The lighter the load, the greater the tendency to vibrate strongly at start-up.
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! Efficient; extremely quiet! August 17, 2009
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I love this spinner! It's very well made, and works beautifully. It doesn't hold a lot--I had one full size bath towel in it, that filled it. But it only took 2 minutes, and the towel started out soaking wet. It wrung it beautifully. If the clothes are not quite balanced, it thumps around. But if you move the clothes a little bit, it smooths right out, and you can hardly tell it's running. I am very impressed.
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beats Wringing September 17, 2009
This spin drier gets out a unbelievable amount of water. Does not distort the shape of things like hand wringing does. It reduces the drying time substantially. I often just air dry my laundry after they come out of this little titan. No dripping, No mess.

Paired with the Wonder Washer it is perfect for my RV lifestyle.

Would also be great for dorm rooms and apartments.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Broke Down October 4, 2011
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The spin-drier is quiet and simple, easy to use. The drainage tube is ridiculously short - I can only use the spin-drier on my counter right next to the sink. I suppose this is, in part at least, because the device has no pump - it relies on gravity to drain the water which it spins out of the clothes. You'll need to place it in a sink or next to one, or mount it on something with a bucket for the drainage tube.

About the third time I used it, the clothes were unbalanced. I immediately opened the lid (which brakes the drum). However, after that the spin-drier would not work. It was as dead as a doornail. Fortunately, being somewhat handy, I disassembled it and saw that one of the wires (very thin and unprotected) had sheared clean through. Perhaps the wobbling unbalanced tub had hit it. It was sheared through, insulation and all. So I rejoined it with a little junction box and the drier works again.

It really does work - it is very quiet and spins fast, and the clothes are only damp when they come out.

The whole exterior is made of plastic which is fine, but the construction quality "under the hood" is not very good.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT LITTLE SPINNER April 21, 2010
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BEST SPINNER FOR THE PRICE I LOVE IT IT REALY WORKS GOOD AM GLAD I HAVE IT I LIVE IN A SMALL APARTMENT AND I'M 82 YEARS OLD AND THIS WORKS VERY WELL FOR ME I HARDLY HAVE TO DRY MY CLOTHES AS THEY ARE ALMOST DRY WHEN I TAKE THEM OUT IT
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very sturdy and effective
Published 3 days ago by cody
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for wringing out wet clothes! You'll love it!
It gets all of the excess water out after you wash them so you can hang them without wringing at all or put them in your portable dryer. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Christine Boik
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product! Saves Money!
This product works great. You need to remember to not overload it. Otherwise it will like a normal washer be unbalanced. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Angelique D
4.0 out of 5 stars A handy item to have!
If you own a portable washer that doesn't have a spin cycle, then this unit is a must! Even though I rated it 5 stars, I have a couple of issues with it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynn Leikin
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Balance
This is a great little spin dryer if you live on your own or a roommate. Balancing loads in this little thing is hard and you have to keep shifting your load around just to make... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ell Jenelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Product
Dries cloths to about 80% dryness in five minutes. On a windy summer day, a half hour on the line will get them to 100% dryness without the harsh heated dryer and high electric... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy Machine
Works really well. Just make sure you take the shipping plastic off the bottom. Long screws that hold it in place so the insides don't get shaken around while in transport.
Published 3 months ago by Thomas Hinkhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Spinner
This was exactly what I needed and I love it. It makes my apartment living much nicer as I do not have to wring things out by hand to get the excess moisture out.
Published 4 months ago by Carol Breton
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
I have had this about 3 months. It's really for just a few items. When spinning water drips from the top down the sides. Otherwise it is decent.
Published 4 months ago by Quamika Pickens
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
It works great! I use it for everything I wash and they come out almost dry.
The bin at first looks a bit small but it as a good capacity.
I totally recommend this item!!
Published 4 months ago by Enza Maria
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