Finding appliances that are suitable for today's small space living is becoming more and more essential. Fortunately many companies have recognized the need to produce smaller gadgets to fit into cupboards when not in use and to be able to move these around with ease when they are needed. When it comes to the household's weekly laundry, it soon becomes a chore having to go out in all weathers to the public Laundromat so finding mini portable washing machines to fulfill the laundry task is an absolute godsend.
From a dearth of these smaller models a few years ago there is now quite a variety to choose from, each one of them offering a good standard of cleanliness at the end of the washing cycle. One of the mini portable washing machines on the market that seems to be particularly popular is the model known as Wonder Washer. Despite this being just one of the mini portable washing machines amongst many other models, there have been consistently good reports written about how effective this particular washing machine is.
The particular model amongst mini portable washing machines requires neither plumbing nor hook-up and just needs to be plugged into the mains for it to operate. Without being dramatic, the Wonder Washer is little more than a bucket that agitates the closes within a specified length of time, nothing more and nothing less. In fact, its effectiveness is really due to its simplicity. There is a timer that can be set at any time span between 3 and 15 minutes, as well as a choice of gentle wash or a standard wash.
The Wonder Washer is ideal for coping with a small washing load as the bucket can be filled up to the 7 liter or 10 liter mark: when empty the Wonder Washer weighs just 8lbs. Amongst its many advantages, there is a down-side: simple mini portable washing machines such as the Wonder Washer have no spin cycles so you would have to wring the water out yourself or purchase a separate centrifugal spinner. Reports from people who have owned this model suggest that, when operating, the Wonder Washer is not too noisy but they have noticed that its operating cycle does tend to encourage it to slide across the floor. This is easily remedied, however, by placing a towel or non-slip mat on the floor before placing the Wonder Washer on top.
The Eco-Friendly Option
There does seem to have been a move just lately to attempt to make your own mini portable washing machines. This is fairly easily achieved by utilizing a 5 gallon bucket with a lid for the washing machine drum, purchasing a paint mixer bit and a cordless drill. Whilst this basic idea can be improved upon, even by the DIY lobby, it is an effective and very cheap option if you care to go down that route.
Another popular option is to use a general household plunger inserted through a hole cut in the lid. Add detergent, replace the lid and then agitate the water with the plunger. Empty and repeat using clean water a couple of times to rinse the clothes. Simple though mini portable washing machines such as these are, they are amazingly effective!