Wonderwash Hand Crank Manual Mini Portable Washing Machine

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Wonderwash Hand Crank Manual Mini Portable Washing Machine

This is a hand-cranked, non-electric mini washing machine that washes loads clean in only 1-2 minutes using 90% less water and detergent. No maintenance required.

Product Features

  • Washes a 5-lb. load super clean in just a couple of minutes.
  • Has a patented pressure system that forces detergent into the fabric at high speed for a fast, efficient, economic and very easy wash
  • Is ideal for campers, single persons and even for the housewife with small frequent loads like hand washables and diapers.
  • Is ideal for delicates such as woolens, silks, knitted dresses and cashmere garments.
  • Uses far less water than even hand washing.Uses no electricity (hand turn) and therefore economically sound, and great for environment.

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D. McGee "McGeeda" says:

Not the most sturdy machine, but does what it says it will do. I bought the Wonder Wash basically because I’m lazy when it comes to doing laundry, I hate going to the laundry mat and I like gadgets. I came across this item while searching for something else. I had no intention of buying anything like this nor knew it even existed until I discovered it. I read the reviews positive and negative. Most of the reviews I read on other sites complained more about the company’s customer service rather than the product itself. But after doing my research, I bit the bullet and decided to give it a try.I live on the 4th floor of a 4 floor walk up in NYC. We have laundry facilities in the basement of the building and a few laundry mats near by, but like I said I’m lazy and hate doing laundry. I’ve had this unit for over a month and have done many loads. To make a long story short, this machine works for me. Here’s my take:Pros:* Inexpensive: for what it does, its a fairly good buy at $40. As for detergents, bleach and fabric softener, I only have to use 1 – 2 tbsps. depending on the size of the load or less if the detergent is 2x concentrated. My building laundry costs about $3 a load, I average 3 loads a session, so I figure with the savings on quarters and detergent, this machine will pay for itself in no time.* Convenient: I can wash a load in my apartment anytime day or night during the weeknight or on the weekend. My clothes don’t pile up as much anymore. I find that I wash my clothes more often because of the convenience.* Small: The unit only weights 6lbs when empty and is very portable. I live in a tiny one bedroom with little extra space. I can just put this away in my closet when not in use.* Sanitary: I can wash my clothes without worrying about whatever kind of nastiness has been washed previously in the community washer. My building’s machines are always dirty and usually need to be wiped down.* Quick: Although you can technically “wash” a load in 2 minutes, you also need to factor in the draining and rinsing time. So I would say to wash a full load of laundry takes about 5 minutes. Which is still very quick compared to a conventional washer.* Effective: I don’t expect miracles from this machine. I still pre-treat my clothes if necessary and I still use bleach in my wash loads when need. I have to say with some hot water and 2 – 5 minutes of labor, my clothes come out very clean.* Manually Powered: I’m a gadget person, so I love to push buttons and make cool things happen, however, a lot has to be said for going old school. I like the fact that I don’t have to worry about where to plug the unit in or that a motor burning out. A little arm workout doesn’t hurt either.Cons:* The machine is basically made of plastic. The manufacture says that it’s made of the highest, most durable plastic, but at times the brackets do seem a bit wobbly. The washer itself seems sturdy. The base is questionable. Some of the small screw caps did not stay in place, but they are not essential to the unit staying together or washing properly.* Can be messy: Washing clothes in this unit is not the tidiest of processes. I initially tried it in my kitchen, but I spilled more water than I used, so I eventually move the unit to my bathtub and found that it fits perfectly and I don’t have a problem with water being everywhere.* No assembly instructions: The unit does not come with a lot of instructions on how to put it together, but it’s not that difficult to figure out. You are really only assembling the base not the tub. You really can look at the pieces laid out and see how it all fits together. It took me less than 10 minutes to unbox and assemble.* Where the suction?: The unit does have suction cups for stability, but I have to say they stick the best when you don’t need them to. When the water splashes, the suction cups tend to not stay in place. However, I’ve found when using the unit in the bathtub, this wasn’t an issue. The unit did still slide around a bit but not enough to disrupt the washing process.* Bait and Switch: When I received my Wonder Wash I was surprised to find they sent me a Sputnik 3 that looks exactly like a Wonder Wash, but was renamed. I hadn’t seen anything on their site claiming they renamed the units, so I was a little suspicious. However, the unit seems to do what the Wonder Wash claims to do, so I kept the unit. I can, however, see how other reviewers see this as a bait and switch and question the quality of the Sputnik 3 compared to the Wonder Wash. I can only speak for my unit and say that so far I haven’t had any problems. I do think the manufacturer should really clear this up or stop sending out the Sputnik 3s as Wonder Wash.* Hard to Crank: When I first started using the unit, it was at times hard to crank. But, through trial and error, I found that the amount of water you use for the size of the load is…

Katherine of Amazon "I'd Rather Just Buy It O... says:

This Thing Isn’t Bad At All–It Does What It Says It Will Do I decided to buy this product because I needed a way to wash clothes at a vacation camp that was a step up from using the sink and a washboard. This fills the bill.I went to YOUTUBE, and found a video of a fellow demonstrating the item, [...] and that was enough for me–I ordered the thing.It’s Idiot-Easy to use. Throw in a few litres of warm to hot water (the warm water helps create the vacuum, and pulls the water through the clothes) with a teaspoon of detergent (you don’t need much at all), give it a quick swish, then toss in the clothes–a few pounds worth. I was able to do a few tee shirts and not-terribly-heavy trousers in one go with no sweat. Then you screw on the top, making sure you have a tight seal, and start turning the handle-thing. You can either use the little handle and get it going at a fast clip, or simply bat the thing round and round using the screw-down flidget at the top and the little connector to the ‘bayonet drain’ at the bottom. You do this for two minutes or so. Then, making sure you’ve got the thing near a sink, you attach the jazzy bayonet device to the bottom and the soapy water drains out. Throw in another few litres of water, screw the top on, repeat the process, and your clothes are nicely rinsed. And they look and smell CLEAN.For the terminally lazy, yep, you have to either SQUEEZE those clothes or let them drip dry. I recommend squeezing, otherwise you’ll be waiting forever for them to dry, if you don’t live in the desert. I’d also advise you to do a little pretreating if you’ve got some profoundly nasty dirt on your clothes–it’s not a miracle worker!For a situation where you’re on holiday and need to wash clothing infrequently, but you don’t want to run around in stinky clothes or spend a precious hour or two of vacation time at the laundromat, this is just the thing. The clothes come out CLEAN–not like you’ve moved them around in funky water and hung them out. It’s not real big, you can stash it in a closet when you aren’t using it, and you can set it up by the kitchen sink and get two loads of laundry done inside of ten minutes once you get a rhythm going. Then all you need to do is peg it out on the line outdoors, or hang it over the bathtub to dry.Watch a news program review the thing, here: [...](In my opinion, the reporter uses too much detergent in her demo–less is more!)


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