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Rapid Washer - DIY Manual Hand Washing Machine

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  • Manual washing machine to use for power outages or as a hand powered washing machine
  • Hand washer machine for delicates and sweaters
  • Hand washes clothes as well as a portable washing machine
  • DIY laundry for camping, fishing, hunting, expiditions and RV trips
  • DIY washing machine to add to your emergency preparedness supply list or 72 hour kit in case of earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, or other natural (or even not-so-natural) disasters
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Technical Details
Brand NameGetPreparedStuff
Model InfoRapid-Washer
Item Weight2 pounds
Product Dimensions24.4 x 7.1 x 8.7 inches
Item model numberRapid-Washer
Part Number Hand-Washer-Machine
ColorBlue
  
Additional Information
ASINB002QUAPSO
Best Sellers Rank #335 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableSeptember 29, 2009
  
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Product Description

For hand clothes washing, this simple hand clothes washer is more effective than hand washing laundry alone. The hand powered up and down plunger washer action uses the pushing and pulling of water through the clothes to get them clean without a lot of wear and tear on clothes or your hands. This non-electric washer uses minimal water and because of the agitation motion, less soap. It sounds like it's breathing with every clothes washing motion. Save a trip to the laundromat and use it in your sink, 5 gal. bucket, pail or tub to quickly and simply hand wash soiled and dirty clothes. More compact than a hand crank washing machine, the portable rapid washer hand washing machine is a great item to have included with your emergency preparedness kit or 72 hour kit and for those week long outdoor camping expeditions with scouts or hunters or just working on the homestead where a DIY washing machine is needed. This modern breathing mobile washer version of the old rapid washer doesn't use tin plated steel in it's plunger style funnel cone construction so rust will never be an issue yet it's as durable to last and work better than those made in the 1800's. It's a great item to help you get prepared or just make your daily DIY laundry chores easier. MADE IN USA

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Customer Reviews

It was very easy to use and worked great.
Brian E. Roscher
They have countertop washer machines made by panda I thought about buying and said no and it's a waste of money when I can do it by hand .
James
This clothes washing tool used in a 5 gallon bucket with soap and warm water makes quick work of cleaning clothes.
Bradly J. Lewis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

330 of 340 people found the following review helpful By Spirit of 76 on April 30, 2011
This item is actually the Breathing Mobile Washer, not the Rapid Washer that GetPreparedStuff misidentifies it as. The Rapid Washer is the original 19th century design made out of tinned steel, not plastic. That's prone to rust and dents and can damage clothes with its sharp edges.

I was looking for an inexpensive clothes washer because I was sick and tired of hauling clothes to the laundromat, and being in an apartment, I don't have room for a washer and dryer. Electric or hand-powered really didn't matter. What did matter was that hooking up to the faucet would be extremely difficult if not impossible since I already had a Clear2O filter connection on the spout. That ruled out things like the small Haier washers, which were too expensive as well. The electric Wonder Washer looked like an option, but had some bad reviews for its low capacity, sometimes poor reliability, objectionable noise and what looked like rather weak agitator action. Video reviews showed that it just swirled clothes around for a few seconds each way, not back and forth like a regular top-load washer. Think of an oversize stand blender. I considered the Wonderwash hand-powered washer, which received good reviews for its cleaning, but that seemed like it was rather tedious, with screwing and unscrewing the lid and installing and removing the drain tube and watching water drain in a thin stream. I settled on the Breathing Mobile Washer, which as a bonus was the least expensive option of all.
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193 of 198 people found the following review helpful By Dave J on September 28, 2010
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My son is fighting at a tiny combat outpost in Afghanistan. They have no washers, no amenities. I ordered this and had it directly shipped to my son. He called me and told me it works very well!

He said you put your water, soap clothes in bucket of water. You plunge up and down which causes a suction in the water. The water actually is sucked through the clothing and removes dirt. He emptied his bucket of water and soap and repeated until the water stayed clean. Then he poured rinse water in the buck and repeated to remove soap. All the guys at the outpost are actually excited over this litter device! No more soiled, stinking clothes!
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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Justin Hale on July 19, 2010
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I have purchased a washboard and this item. I have done two loads with this device. It is as fast as stated earlier. After a few seconds the water turns brown or gray. After a few minutes the clothes are clean enough to rinse. I have washed jeans, artificial materials, towels, and delicate shirts. All are handled gently while still getting them clean. The suction and expulsion action must be the way to go, apparently. I just fill up my bath tub and plunge in.

The plastic is actually very thick, which pleasantly surprised me. The metal that connects to the wooden handle wiggles slightly and the plastic needs to be tightened once or twice throughout the wash, but other than that it works better than I imagined. For the price it can be beat. I wouldn't use a mechanical washer after trying this.

Unless you have a way to plunge close to your body it will give your arms and back a good work out in that short time. Also keep in mind that although hand washing is simple easy and cheap hand wringing is time consuming, distorts cloths, and often leaves cloths dripping still. This goes double for jeans. A spin dryer may be a good idea. I just tried a mop bucket ringer and it fails to outperform hand wringing in any way, especially for items with buttons and such.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 12, 2011
I live in an apartment complex with my wife and daughter. We have hectic schedules and lots of dirty clothes with which to deal, so our choices are either using the crappy, crowded, overpriced coin machines in the complex, or the overpriced and time consuming laudromat (which we rarely do because we don't have the time or inclination so we usually end up dropping off several heavy bags at $1.00 per pound...yikes)
So I have been thinking about ways to do laundry at home while not buying a machine which apparently is against the silly rules anyway. First I ordered a Wonderwasher, which works well btw, but it has a limited capacity, so I decided to try the Breathing Mobile Washer next.

I'm a big guy, so I don't have a problem with the general notion of using this plunger-like device in the tub. As a test, I sent one sock off to the laundromat with a big load, and I decided to wash the other at home with this new device. Result? After some mild agitating and a little bleach, my sock was MUCH CLEANER than the laundromat sock. I was shocked and happily surprised.

So I plan to use this device a lot, because it is quick and cheap, and it works very well.
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful By @d!m00L@# on April 30, 2010
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when I saw the breathing mobile
washer but I wanted to get something just in case of a power outage or
any other kind of problems where I would not have access to a washing
machine and or power. I saw another hand powered unit called the
Wonder Washer but people said they were made cheaply and broke easily,
you product looks simple and VERY durable.

I washed some kitchen rags that were getting smelly. My machine
usually gets them pretty clean, but they still have a residual smells that are hard to get out like onion and garlic.

After using the breathing mobile washer for just 3 minutes the smells
came right out! I was impressed to say the least, not only at the
effectiveness but the speed at which it was able to clean. This is the cleanest I have ever seen some of my old kitchen rags.

This device is based on a VERY popular old washer called the rapid washer. The designed has been around for a while and this designed has with stood the test of time in both simplicity and effectiveness.

GET THIS PRODUCT, IT WORKS!!
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