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Portable Washing Machines - Portable Washing Machines for Apartments, Camping Trips and for Small Spaces

Updated on August 30, 2011

Benefits of Portable Washing Machines

Portable Washing machines are becoming more and more popular due to their many uses and easier portability. As the years go by these portable machines have gotten lighter and more slim-lined, yet also more efficient, making them invaluable to many laundry-doers.

They are perfect for small apartments or small laundry rooms and a god-send to many a college dorm room. They work great in motor homes and trailers, perfect for camping trips (to get rid of that smoke smell), work wonderfully for families on week long vacations and even work well for the business traveler that lives out of hotels for weeks at a time.

These machines cut down on the costs and inconvenience of doing laundry in laundromats and make vacations much easier in terms of having to pack less or having to take home dirty laundry when the vacation is over.

There are a couple of different options when it comes to buying a portable washing machine.

Some are lighter and easier to travel with and are great for lighter loads. For semi-permanent places like apartments or dorm rooms there are larger ones that hold heavier loads.

There are even smaller counter top washers perfect for delicates, light loads or baby clothes.

Listed below are all of these options and more for you to choose from to suit your personal needs.

Haier Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Haier is one of most popular portable washing machine manufacturers.

This is their 1 cubic Foot Model. It makes it easy to wash up to 6 pounds of work clothes, weekend clothes, vacation clothes, baby clothes, delicates, and other small loads.

It doesn't take up a lot of room and is perfect for apartments, dorm rooms or other small living spaces.

This compact model features a 1-cubic-foot stainless-steel tub and user-friendly electronic controls with LED indicators. All you need to do is fill with items that need to be washed, add soap, close the door, and make a selection.

There are three water levels to choose from based on the size of the load. You have the option to save water by choosing a lower level for smaller loads and there are 3 wash cycles--heavy, normal, and quick.

It includes other standard cycles such as delicate, soak, and whites; and special cycles such as handwash, sanitary, and unique or exclusive.

It operates quietly, has cycle-status lights, an end-of-cycle signal, and an adjustable leveling leg to balance the machine if placing it on an uneven surface.

It has heavy-duty smooth-rolling casters so you can easily tuck it away when not in use.

And it also includes an easy-installation kit with a quick-connect sink adapter.

This portable washing machine measures approximately 17-1/4" x 17-3/5" x 30" and weighs about 43 pounds.

Avanti Portable Small Washing Machine, Steel

This is a great portable steel washer for larger loads. This Avanti Portable washing machine can hold up to 12 pounds of laundry which is about 2/3 of what a standard full sized washing machine can hold but yet it is still easily portable.

It comes with built in lint trap and a built in softener dispenser. It spins clothes out enough that they can easily be hung to dry. It also offers a draining hose that can be used from either side of the machine making draining into a sink easier depending on your space options.

The water has three levels and extra rinse options - but one of customers favorite comments are the cute little musical sounds it makes when you start a load and when it ends.

This particular portable washer has gotten a lot of positive reviews for it's great capacity and functionality.

WonderWash - Countertop Washing Machine

You might have seen this handy little portable washer on television commericals. This tiny little portable washer is deceptive because it actually washes a 5 lb. load super clean and super fast (in just a couple of minutes) - and with no electricity!

It has a patented pressure system that forces detergent into the fabric at a high speed for a fast, efficient, economic and very easy wash. This is really perfect for campers, college students, single persons and even housewives who have small frequent loads like hand washables and diapers.

It is also ideal for delicates such as woolens, silks, knitted dresses and cashmere garments.

It uses far less water than even hand washing and because it doesn't use electricity (hand turn) it is not only economically sound and great for the environment, but it could be used absolutely anywhere and anytime!

More Portable Washing Machine Options

There are many other portable washers to choose from -- actually, too many to mention here.

There are some that handle smaller loads and are more lightweight and other machines that handle almost as much as standard washing machines. There are different sizes depending on your available space and portable washers that you can adjust to your particular budget.

Here are a few other machines you might want to consider if the ones up above don't meet your needs.


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