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The Laundry POD, White

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  • Washing Device
  • Measures 14.45 by 14.02 by 13.55
  • Easy to use spinning, washing and draining system, clean clothes in less than 10 minutes
  • All you need is to fill about 6 liters of water and 1.5 teaspoon of laundry detergent
  • Portable for Camping, College, Boating, RVing, Apartments and more
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Technical Details
Brand NameThe Laundry POD
Model InfoLP001WHT
Item Weight6.5 pounds
Product Dimensions14.4 x 14 x 13.6 inches
Item model numberLP001WHT
Capacity 0.2 cubic_feet
Part Number lp001 wht
ColorWhite
Certificationcertified frustration-free
Material Type plastic
  
Additional Information
ASINB005FD7Z82
Best Sellers Rank #2,098 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableAugust 1, 2011
  
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Product Description

Inventor's Note:

As a mother of two teenagers who are constantly on the move between basketball and football practice there are always uniforms that need last minute washing. It was a waste of water, electricity, and money to run a full size washer for small loads. With my experience in the laundry industry it was obvious there was a better way to wash those in-between loads. The Laundry POD, inspired by salads spinners, uses less than 3 gallons of water and zero electricity. The Laundry POD takes up very little space and is perfect for dorms. I was so pleased that I was able to bring my idea to fruition. Now I never waste any water on unnecessary loads of laundry. When my kids go to college at least I know they will have clean clothes. I hope that this invention makes a difference to people all over the world.

The Laundry POD

The Laundry POD is a portable washer designed for washing small loads of laundry using a minimal amount of water and ZERO electricity. Winner of the Best Greener Gadget award and Top Global Innovation GIA award! The Laundry POD features a manually operated spinning system for washing your garments and then extracting the water for the shortest drying time. It is more convenient than hand washing, and great for washing delicates. Compact enough to be portable, but serious enough to stand up to tough laundry challenges. The Laundry POD is perfect for dorms, apartments, camping or anyone looking to add a little green to their laundry routine. Save money, time and effort while helping the impact. It fits under your sink and into your life indoors and outdoors. The Laundry POD puts a whole new spin on clean.

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An Engineered Product Easy to Use

Since the washboard very few advances have been in non-electronic washing. Now there is The Laundry POD, a non-electric portable washer. The Laundry POD replicates the regular washing cycle of a conventional washer, but gentler. The Laundry POD is designed specifically for small loads and delicates. The rotation of the internal basket helps to cause agitation with the clothes to get them clean. The Laundry POD uses centrifugal force to extract most of the water during the drying cycle. The Laundry POD is made just for you. Put a new spin on laundry with The Laundry POD.

Laundry POD fits into your life
Compact and Portable

The Laundry POD is a portable and simple way to do laundry on the go. The Laundry POD does not require electricity or any kind of motor. In addition The Laundry POD requires very little water. It is perfect for the world traveler or the constant camper.

Faster Than Hand Washing

Hand washing one item of clothing can be a lot of work. The Laundry POD is an easier way to get your clothes clean. The Laundry POD is better for delicates than hand washing. After completing the drying cycle your clothes don't need any wringing out because most of the water has been removed from the clothes. A few simple rotations of the handle and your clothes are clean. The Laundry POD uses a system making washing faster and more effective, yet gentle enough for delicates.

Save Time and Money

Conventional washers are not only a drain on your wallet, but also on your time. A conventional washer costs hundreds of dollars a year to run. Each load uses about 40 gallons of water. The cost to do laundry at a Laundromat can be even more expensive. Save money and time with The Laundry POD, the washer.

Washing System

Conventional washers use a lot of electricity and up to 40 gallons of water with each load. The Laundry POD uses less than 3 gallons of the water and zero electricity. Using less water and no electricity can help to minimize your lasting impact on the Earth. Not only good for your wallet, but good for the planet too.

Product Features

  • The Laundry POD is an washing system, using a fraction of the water consumed by a standard washing machine and zero electricity
  • It's compact and portable making it perfect for apartments, camping, college, boating, RVing, and anywhere space is tight
  • Gentle wash and extract cycles are ideal for "hand-washing" delicates
  • Easy to use spinning, washing and draining system can clean clothes in less than 10 minutes
  • With no electricity or quarters needed, The Laundry POD saves you money as well as time
How does it work?

The Laundry POD is a portable alternative to conventional washers. First you fill The POD with 4-6 liters of water and just a tablespoon of your favorite detergent. We suggest that an detergent. Next you place up to 10 garments in the basket. Now you let the garments soak for a couple of minutes. Once you've placed your clothes into The Laundry POD it's a simple process. Now that all the washing materials are in The POD you just make a few simple rotations of the handle. Just a minute is all it takes to get your clothes clean. The rotation causes agitation and enables the clothes to be scrubbed and cleaned. Drain the water by opening the valve and rotating the handle to extract the dirty water. It's time for the rinse cycle, just put some clean water in The POD and rotate the handle. Now the clothes are done being cleaned and are ready to be dried. All you have to do is open the valve on the bottom and place the draining tube into the sink. Now rotate the handle again and this will extract most of the water. The spinning will remove the water from the clothing using centrifugal force. The Laundry POD is equipped with easy spinning gears, so doing laundry is simple. The rest of the water will be removed when the clothes are hung up to dry completely.

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From the Manufacturer

The Laundry POD is a portable washer designed for washing small loads of laundry using a minimal amount of water and ZERO electricity. Winner of the Best Greener Gadget award and Top Global Innovation GIA award! The Laundry POD features a manually operated spinning system for washing your garments and then extracting the water for the shortest drying time. It is more convenient than hand washing, and great for washing delicates. Compact enough to be portable, but serious enough to stand up to tough laundry challenges. The Laundry POD is perfect for dorms, apartments, camping or anyone looking to add a little green to their laundry routine. Save money, time and effort while helping the impact. It fits under your sink and into your life indoors and outdoors! The Laundry POD puts a whole new spin on clean.


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Customer Reviews

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217 of 226 people found the following review helpful By Bron TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 23, 2011
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I really wanted to like the pod. It is well made, very nicely designed, attractive, shows great attention to detail and quality overall is excellent. However, the capacity is very small. That coupled with the high price make this hard to recommend.

In addition, it did not clean clothes very well in my tests. Clothes I washed by hand in the sink were cleaner than those I did in the Pod. I've only done a few tests so far, and things did go a little better in later tests, but then I had reduced the number of clothes so much that it would hardly be worth all the bother. [Update: The seller contacted me and was very helpful. He recommended a long soak time to aid in getting the clothes clean (as does Megan Smith in her review) and I'm sure that would help. The Pod's instructions indicate 'a few minutes' but 4-6 hours or even overnight should help. He also suggested some special detergents but I have not been able to try them. At any rate, I'm sure you can make this thing work, and, for some, it may be a winner, but not for me.]

If you are a guy cleaning cotton undershirts, underwear, socks, etc, this thing is not for you. Cleaning even one or two undershirts, a pair of underwear, and 2 pairs of socks taxed the Pod's capacity mightily. Forget washing a pair of jeans, no way. Even a couple of dress shirts would be tough. Maybe it works better on women's nylon delicates.

And then there's all the effort to fill, spin, empty, refill, spin, empty...it was much easier to wash the clothes in a sink or tub and just hand ring them. For 100 bucks, I don't think so.

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(P.S. But do read Megan Smith's excellent 5 star review and if after all that it still makes sense to you, go for it. Just not worth it to me. I can do the same thing with two $10 plastic tubs/pans and less bother.)
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By TRL on June 19, 2014
I'm really liking this product! I use it mostly for workout clothes, because I don't have enough of those to keep a good supply in between loads of regular laundry. It's perfect for that: It gets them clean, spins out enough water that they dry overnight (usually; it gets pretty humid here in the winter, and nothing ever dries then), and does it all reasonably quickly and easily. It's also great for those little emergencies: Oops, I forgot to wash the top I wanted to wear tomorrow. Oops, I'm out of clean underwear. Etc.

It's taken a bit of practice to figure out how to fill and drain this thing without spraying water all over everything (pro tip: Make sure the drain is closed before filling!), and how to agitate the clothes so they actually move relative to each other (turn the handle slowly, and change direction often) but I feel like I'm past the learning curve now, and it's doing just what I need it to.

I feel like a lot of the negative reviews on here are due to people wanting this product to be a different product, so let's talk about what this device is NOT:
--It is not electric powered. It does take some work, involving you and your muscles, to operate. However, if you are capable of basic activities of daily living, I don't see any reason why you couldn't use this machine.
--It is not a full-sized washer. It just isn't. You can't put a whole load of laundry in here. And when it says "up to 10" items, I think maybe that means 10 individual socks. For anything else, you can probably fit 3 or 4 lightweight items like t-shirts, or 1 or 2 bigger ones.
--Similarly, it is not a replacement for a real washing machine, unless you have nothing else to do, ever, except laundry.
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107 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Faffs on September 12, 2011
I live in a garden apt complex that's spread out over 5 acres, with only one laundry room in a different building than I'm in. I never use it - if I'm going to schlepp my laundry up and down a couple of flights of stairs, walk right next to my car to cross the parking lot to the next building to cut thru there, etc. I'd just as soon put everything in the car & go to a laundromat.
This is great - saves me money, saves me trips. and most importantly saves me time. Instead of piling up clothes for a weekly or biweekly schlepp, I come home from work, throw the Pod up on the kitchen counter, and in a few minutes have washed what I wore to work.
The manual says it takes about 6 qt of water, I find 8 qts works best for me. The clothes absorb some of the water, so the extra water lets them swish around freely. Only needs a teaspoon or two of detergent (economical)to get good suds action. Give a minute or two of good whirls (nice work out) drain, spin, refill with more water, spin again, drain the rinse water, then give a few more good whirls to spin out excess water - it really does work like an over-sized salad spinner! I do mostly cold-water wash, but I have used it for hot water washing as well.
I would have given it 5 stars, but didn't only because it works best set up to the right of the sink, so the drain hose can be placed right into the sink, and the knob to open and close the drain valve is in the front of the Pod. As a lefty, I spin with my left hand (and to the right of my sink is a convection oven), so I have it set up on the left side of the sink, hose into the sink, but the drain valve knob is now in the back & I have to keep reaching around. As a lefty in a right-handed world, I adapt, but it would be nice to be able to use the drain hose from both sides, keeping the drain valve knob in front.
*wistfully sighs*...now only if i could do my linens in this
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