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The Laundry Alternative - The Wonder Wash Compact Washing Machine - Non-Electric, Hand-Cranked Small Portable Washer - Perfect for Cleaning Woolens, Silks, Knits and Cashmere - 5-Pound Capacity
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- PORTABLE: Wire-free mini washer is perfect for an apartment, studio, RV or to take with you camping.
- ECO-FRIENDLY: Manual crank operation uses no electricity and 90% less water that standard machines.
- GENTLER ON CLOTHES: Best washer for woolens, silks, knits, cashmere and other delicate garments.
- BUILT TO LAST: No motor or internal moving parts allow for a longer lifespan than electric washers.
- TRUST THE LAUNDRY ALTERNATIVE: We stand by our products. Every item comes with a 3-year warranty.
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The greenest way to clean your clothes.
About the revolutionary WonderWash
A hand-powered, portable washer that can clean your clothes in a flash, the WonderWash is the next generation in green, cleaner laundry alternatives. And thanks to its compact design, it’s an ideal laundry solution for apartments, campers, single people, RV’s, mobile homes, cabins, and anyone who frequently washes small loads.
If you’re looking for a highly portable, hand operated washing machine that’s economical, compact and leaves your clothes sparkling clean, Then the amazing WonderWash is just what you need.
Weighing in at under 6 lbs., pound for pound this hand crank washing machine has a much larger capacity than anything else on the market, when you consider electric washers can weigh up to 50 lbs. and take up much more space.
- Cleans laundry in 1 to 2 minutes
- Pays for itself within 2 months
- Fully portable, no hookup required
- Gentler on clothes. Ideal for delicates
- Brand new, patent-pending lid snaps on and off in one motion
The gentler way to clean clothes
The WonderWash’s design means it’s much gentler on clothes, and unlike some electric mini washers, does not have an agitator that can snag, tear and rip your clothes. As a result your favorite wardrobe items will retain their look and feel – and last you longer.
Designed to last
With no motor or internal moving parts, The WonderWash is built to last much longer than electric washing machines that are developed for markets with extreme price competition and low labor costs. Plus, over the years we have introduced a range of functional and mechanical improvements to maximize the machine’s life cycle.
A hand-powered, portable washer that can clean your clothes in a flash, the revolutionary Wonder Wash is the next generation in green, cleaner laundry alternatives. And thanks to its compact design, it’s an ideal laundry solution for apartments, campers, single people, RV’s, mobile homes, cabins, and anyone who frequently washes small loads. For product support please contact The Laundry Alternative at 661.238.6684
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If you spin it slowly so the clothes drop from top to bottom each revolution, the clothes are slammed down through the hot soapy water 60 times per minute. So two minutes of cranking slams them through the water 120 times and they come out sparkling clean.
If you spin it faster, centrifugal force keeps the clothes at one end of the washer, and you end up with wet, dirty clothes.
I love mine!
1. Economic feasibility: To make this thing useful I also had to buy a spin dryer, drying rack, and a fabric steamer. 40 bucks quickly turned into 200.
2. Load size: I'm lucky if I get two days of clothes in here. As a single guy I'm looking at 3-4 loads a week. Forget about it for a couple or family, and forget trying to wash blankets. (Sheets and pillow cases work ok).
3. Timing: A selling point they use is you can do a load in 2 minutes. Let me tell you I have to rinse twice to get my clothes clean. Then add in ringing them out, hanging them, etc. My usual time with this thing is 30 minutes twice a week.
4. Overall quality points: The base is wobbly and this thing leaks from multiple places, you will either need to put down a towel or use this inside your shower. The drain hose pops off with even minimal pressure which results in a good amount of water flowing underneath the unit and all over whatever surface you have this set up on.
Overall, I'm glad I'm not spending time at the awful dirty laundromat anymore and I hated that place so much I'd rather wash my clothes in a river. This little device is a savior, but not the holy grail so many made it out to be.
People ask, "does it get your clothes clean, though?" Weirdly, it does. I always used cold water because I just prefer cold water for washing clothes. I never had any issues with getting stuff clean.
The next question they always ask is, "ok, but how much stuff can you actually put in there?" A LOT, actually. Think of a regular-sized washing machine. It's about half of that capacity. I could put any one of the following in the machine as a full load:
* 4-5 pair of jeans
* 7-8 regular-weight tops (not like sweaters)
* a week of socks, bras, and underwear
* 10 pair of PJs
I'm a plus-sized woman, so it's not like the clothes are Tinkerbell-sized.
I used the machine with and without the spin dryer that LA also sells. You can totally use this machine without the dryer. If you're on the fence, just buy the washer and think about it for a while. But I'll tell you this: if you get both, you won't regret it. Get the pink Ninja one and you will be happy, happy, happy.
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-It's easier to turn the barrel back and forth (rocking it) rather than turning it a full rotation.
-Do not leave your clothe in soaking over night!!! This may cause fermentation (or something), leaving a scummy slippery goo on your clothe... AND the air in the container will be less making a negative pressure in the barrel and it will be almost impossible to open the lid.
-You have to rethink your washing ideology. a wash a night and you'll be fine using this.
-It's easy to use. It does the job. At least for me
-Easy to turn unless you overfill
-The sealed lid should have a valve to even out the pressure, as stated, if you have a negative pressure it will be almost impossible to pull the lid. I actually thought it had broken. So I would urge the designer to rethink the lid by adding a valve as part of the lid lever.
-The knob on the tumbler lever is wobbly and feels very flimsy and I am afraid to use it for fear of it breaking. That part too needs to be re-designed using a more sturdy piece.
-The locking parts that secure the cross brace on the legs keep falling. I already lost on in the tub drain. you need to glue that in place
Update - real world testing on last trip and did laundry 3 times each time a couple loads and it was, as we expected, very good.
Just tried this out today for the first time, and I love everything about this. Only slight thing that's different than the description is that it isn't pure white, it's ever so slightly pink. Which is fine. It's sort of a nice reminder of "hey, remember the days where you used to shove everything in the wash and your whites came out like this? Well, ya don't have to worry about that anymore!" It's right, you know.
Easy to assemble, lightweight, and very easy to use.
And it looks small ...but then you add the water... and clothes... and more clothes.. and wonder how many more socks the thing could possibly hold, and then get worried that your socks are being sucked to a different dimension because how could a lil thing like this hold so many socks????
I put mine in the tub, tilt it to fill it up under the tap, then add clothes. (Note: I have a small, domesticated apartment tub, and it fits no problem.) It makes exactly the noise you'd expect from a small manual washing machine in your tub; some sloshing/thudding, if you don't use enough water. Basically the sound of your wet clothes politely flopping around in a plastic barrel.
The sound of clean.
Surprisingly low effort to make it work (no big muscles required!), no tools needed for assembly, and washing is done WAY faster than in a machine.
Tilt, fill it up again the same way again, give it a few spins to rinse, drain, done.
...Maybe rinse again if your clothes were filthy.
Dry the clothes however you like. :)
The socks were all still there, by the way. O_O *cue Dr Who theme song* "oooEEEooooooOOOOoooOOOOOO...."
The only other issue is that it wouldn't be able to be used outside of bathtub as every time I use hot water the top leaks from the pressure, I have to open the machine after a few spins to let it pop and release some pressure so it will stop leaking.