No, this WonderWasher is not flying an invisible plane or wearing bullet reflecting armlets…it is a washing machine..of tiny proportions. A* and I wanted a temporary/small scale solution to laundry woes and emergency washes. We do not have a washer and dryer and over the holidays we were very busy..so when we finally got a chance to go to do laundry on the 27th we did 9 loads. Personally I like the laundromat..it is efficient..you put 9 loads in..wait 25 minutes..put those 9 loads in the dryer and wait 35 minutes and voila..you are finished..folding aside it beats 20 trips up and down stairs to do all of this in my opinion but it is not really cost effective…those 9 loads cost around $30 when it was all said and done. So, last summer I bought the WonderWasher with the intent to do things like underwear and small items as we need them and air dry the articles once washed…as the product page states:
“When you put warm or hot water into the drum, fit the lid in place and seal the machine,the air inside the drum will absorb the heat of the water and expand (i.e., just like a hot air balloon). When the air expands it creates pressure inside the drum. The pressure forces the detergent (which is diluted into the water) into & through the fabric (which is porous) about 100 times faster than you could by hand or machine.”
So, this week we are doing small things by hand to try to see what its like…one thing is that once the wash is done you need a way to get the excess water out of the clothes..we are doing it by hand now which is a pain. It is good in that it does not use much water and a load takes about 10 minutes to do..7 of those minutes are waiting for water to drain..and then around 5 minutes of wringing dry.