Have You Ever Tried a Portable Washer? (Plus 4 To Consider)

Have You Ever Tried a Portable Washer? (Plus 4 To Consider)

Andie Powers
Jul 22, 2014
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I've lived the last fifteen years of my life either in apartment buildings or condos: some with laundry rooms in the basement, and some with no machines at all. We are lucky enough to now live in a condo building with a coin-operated, full-service laundry room downstairs, but with a baby on the way (and lots of messy, tiny baby clothes too!) we are considering investing in a portable washer. Have you tried one?

I've heard nothing but good things about these washers. Obviously, nothing will compare to the efficiency and luxury of a full-sized washer and dryer, but as a supplement, I'm encouraged!

These machines hook right up to a standard faucet with adaptor, and drain water through a tube that you leave right in your sink. Drying options are up to you, either on the line or a drying rack tucked away.

1. Haier 1 Cubic Ft Compact Pulsator Washer, available at Target, $229.99

2. Eco-Egg Mini Washing Machine, available from Laundry Alternative, $109.

3. Magic Chef Compact 1.6 Cubic Ft. Top Load Washer with Stainless Steel Tub, available from Home Depot, $299.

4. Danby 1.7 cubic ft capacity Portable Top Load Washer, available from Home Depot, $379.

What about you? Have you ever used or owned a portable washer or dryer?

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