|Brand Name||Breathing Mobile Washer|
|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||24 x 8 x 8 inches|
|Item model number||MWASH-1|
|Special Features||Made of solid construction material opposed to all plastic|
|Dryer Power Source||Manual|
|Material Type||Aluminum, Wood, Plastic|
|Included Components||Threaded wooden handle, Small cone, Large cone, Basket|
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Breathing Mobile Washer Classic - Portable Clothes Washing Machine - Handheld - Manual - Mobile Hand Powered Laundry Solution - Superior Materials and Construction
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- Emergency Prep, Disasters, Power Outages, Equipment Failure How will you keep your clothes clean when life throws a curve ball. The Breathing Mobile Washer is designed to use as little water as possible. Helping you conserve precious drinking water during contamination or when the luxury of electricity isn't present.
- Supplement to normal washing. Ever wash a soiled cloth diaper or a grease/chemical covered shop rag in the washing machine. No thanks. Breathing Mobile Washer is perfect for those items you would rather not stick in with the normal wash. Perfect for pre wash and helping with tough stains, delicate items, as well as large or bulky items (comforters/blankets, sleeping bags, rugs) or even single items you don't have time to run through an electric wash cycle.
- Cost Savings. Less water, no electricity, less detergent. Let us help you save time and money spent at the laundromat. Not to mention, the highest quality product at the best value of all manual washing machines on the market to date.
- Outdoor Enthusiasts. Camping, backpacking, boating/yachting, RVing, trekking. Or maybe you're just making a trip cross country. Our clothes always manage to pick up a funky odor or stain. The Breathing Mobile Washer provides the means to stay clean without worrying about hauling around bulky equipment with its lightweight portable design, or worrying about what kind of mess you're leaving behind afterwards.
- Green Enthusiasts, Eco friendly, and environmentally conscious. Never have to worry about the impact you're leaving behind. We’ve on your side. Little to no carbon footprint, conserve water, ability to use natural detergents that don't make their way back to our water supply, non electric, and cruelty-free production.
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Breathing Mobile Washer - hand operated, portable, clothes washing machine. Our hand operated clothes washer uses a technique of pushing and pulling water through clothes opposed to top and front loading washing machines that only splashes water around or the harsh scrubbing of a washboard resulting in a superior clean with less wear and tear. Uses minimal water and less soap. Use in a bucket (5-gallon suggested), sink or tub. You can also rinse your clothes using fresh water. Small and Micro Living, Sustainable Living, Nomadic Lifestyle Whether your living in a small apartment, dorm, or hotel room that doesn't provide a means for laundry service conveniently or a lifestyle choice such as tiny/micro living, homesteading, living off grid, or you just don't stay in one place for too long. The Breathing Mobile Washer was designed to meet your needs and provide you with the most reliable and efficient clothes washing experience. Humanitarian Efforts Our low cost, efficient clothes washing machines provide a means for those less fortunate to improve their quality of life significantly. Helping preserve the life of clothing or to spend less time washing than with traditional methods, or as a means for someone to provide a laundry washing service to others. The Breathing Mobile Washer portable washer offers a tremendous amount support in areas of the world where laundering is a significant investment in both time and energy or where excess water is a luxury.
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Mine was a little bit less expensive to buy from the outside source I purchased it from (Amazon won't let me link it for you, but it was not hard to find online), but it did take a fair bit of time for them to process my order. Just be aware that this Amazon listing is probably a faster way to get this item if you are in a hurry (especially if you are eligible for the Prime shipping). It IS the same item, tho.
The Mobile Washer itself is a pretty amazing little contraption. Except for the loose handle issue (other reviewers used glue to solve this problem--I probably will do the same)--which is the only reason why I give it 4 and not 5 stars--it is really a great product. I am always amazed at how much dirt comes out of my clothes. I wash mine in a 10 gal plastic tub, but a 5 gallon sized one will work, too. The rinsing is a bit more of a pain than I anticipated when I bought my Mobile Washer, but that is not the fault of this item. Just be careful how full you fill your bucket, as a lot of clothes plus a lot of water is HEAVY and hard to drain. If you plan to wash clothes by hand I can't imagine too many better ways of doing that. I will say that you really do need some kind of way to ring out clothes, unless you are fine with them being totally dripping wet when you hang em to dry, because wringing by hand just really does not get much water out.
Almost two years later, an edit to add some info about USING this item:
I was just reading some 3 star reviews and I noticed some folks just don't understand how to use this tool properly. After having used mine for almost two years now, I do have a few tips, so I will try and describe what I do in hopes it will help someone either use theirs or to decide the product may not be for them (it IS a lot of work to do laundry this way! It is a great money saver IMO, tho).
*This tool works like the agitator bar in a machine--and YOU are the machine ;) If you use it right, you can get your clothes cleaner than any electric machine can, but it takes ELBOW GREASE and a bit of common sense.
Use more water than clothes in your bucket so that the clothes can move freely when you agitate. Use whatever temperature water you like to use when using a machine (I prefer HOT). And don't forget to add laundry soap! I also usually let my clothes soak for a little while before moving on, but that is optional.
You will have to plunge and plunge and plunge some more!! And don't keep the 'Mobile Washer' in the same spot--pull it out of the water and put it down somewhere else. Remember: you want the clothes to MOVE--a lot!--and you want to hear this thing make that sucking sound it makes so that you know it is pushing the water thru your clothes when it goes back down. (I usually also put my arm in the water and turn all the clothes around, from bottom to top, in between plunge sessions--move those clothes!).
Change the water--and PLUNGE SOME MORE!. (((Draining out the water is the HARDEST part of this step--some folks have suggested using a laundry basket that has the holes all thru it inside the bucket while washing, and then lifting it out so the water drains, and then dump the bucket. I haven't bought one yet, but I plan to, as this sounds pretty ingenious to me ;) Draining can be done with just your wash bucket, however, by using your hands to hold back your clothes and tipping the bucket on it's side in the bathtub [where I always do my washing with this tool] to let the water down the drain. Alternatively, you can have TWO buckets: fish the clothes out of the one you are washing in and put them into the waiting bucket, dump the water, and then put the clothes back in the first one. There may even be more good ways to drain, but I hope you get the idea! Drain as best you can in the way you choose, and then add more water to rinse.)))
IMPORTANT: Do this rinsing step until the clothes are as clean as you want! I keep doing it til my rinse water looks clean (then again I don't pay a separate water bill--mine is included with rent), but you decide how much dirt and soap residue you can live with. Really dirty clothes WILL take SEVERAL water changes to get clean!
Drain your water one last time and dry your laundry. Hang your clothes to dry, wring them out if you like--just do whatever you are going to be doing to dry them. I use a drying rack I bought here on Amazon (this one: B005HH19D8 which I do like and can recommend) and just drape drippy wet clothes all over it and leave em til dry. My roommate (who likes and uses my Mobile Washer because it gets clothes so clean and saves money) prefers to carry clothes to the dryer to dry them, since they do get softer and (of course) dry faster in a machine. I would like to one day have this (or a similar) product: The Laundry Alternative Nina Dryer as I can see the great benefit of having it for use with my hand-washer-plunger-thing. But whatever--just dry your clothes! lol
*Ta-Da! THAT'S IT!! You are done :)
It is actually simple to get really clean clothes using this tool. Simple--but definitely WORK. It can save you a lot of money IMO, and would be GREAT for travel--but I am sure it is NOT perfect for everyone. I bought mine to save money when I was so broke that I didn't HAVE laundry quarters a lot of the time because I wanted to stop using the laundromat. I keep using it now when I COULD afford to use a machine because it can get my clothes so clean, and I don't have to leave the apartment in order to wash clothes. My roommate even borrows it and uses it, too, because it really does work!
Hopefully that information helps you make an informed purchase decision and/or get cleaner clothes!!
Hope you liked my review, my suggestions--or both!
Throwing a small load of laundry in a 5 gallon bucket with some soap (2 bucket method works great) at night once they're asleep is amazing! I don't usually have the energy to go down to the laundry room once they're in bed.
The hardest part is squeezing the water out. I'd like to get a spin dryer eventually, but I'm just so glad I get more play time with my kids and less time doing laundry.
I'm also really impressed with how incredibly clean the clothes come out. Especially my daughters soccer uniform!
Laundry Basket Stomp: For a really cheap wringing method, all you will need is two small, circular plastic laundry baskets and a drill. Make several half-inch holes in the bottom of both baskets. To wring out your clothes, set them into one of the baskets with the basket either in a tub or outside. Set the other basket down on top of the clothes and press it down. If you have clean bare feet or flip-flops, you may opt to step into the second basket and use your body weight to press out the water. The water should leave the clothes out of the top and bottom holes as well as through the sides of the baskets. Just be sure to wring where you don't mind having runoff water.
Don't know how much water drains with this method, but it's worth a try! I also feel I should mention that this product is cheaper at Emergency Essentials than the other supplier here on Amazon.