Best Clothes Washing Machines in 2020



Lavario Portable Clothes Washer (Manual Non-Electric Portable Washing Machine for Camping, Apartments, RV’s, Delicates) Review:


I was very pleased when the Lavario washer arrived. It was packaged very well. Be sure to read the warnings/instructions about how to secure the lid so you won't break the fasteners; it has to be secured properly, and it's not difficult. I've tried several other portable washers (manual & electric), but the Lavario is taller & upright; you don't have to set it on a table/counter. I have mine in my walk-in shower; you can use your bathtub as well. You fill the base 2/3 full of water, put your clothes in the small basket & secure the lid properly, then push it down in the water in the groves of the base unit. The motion is straight up and down 10 times, let it soak for 10 minutes, then finish another 10 times up and down, then you undo the drain cap on the bottom, and allow the water to drain out; pick up the basket by the handles, set it on the shower floor on something clean, and allow it to drain out (I set mine on a clean kitchen garbage bag...it does have to sit and drain a few minutes. Then you re-do the process to rinse with clean water with the same action (You may prefer more than once, but I didn't need to because I used only a small amount of detergent. I used a short squirt of "Pure" liquid detergent when I wash, and clean water to rinse. You can add bleach, but be very careful with your eyes and clothes, because it does splash a bit.

I liked the Lavario because it is upright, and I'm short enough for this to work well for me as a regular washer, but they are small loads if you want to just use it for unmentionables, or just stinky socks, or baby clothes that you don't want to contaminate your regular clothes. After your clothes are rinsed and have drained enough, you can put them in another plastic wet clothes basket, and either put them to an electric clothes spinner to get the water out (I happen to have one that I used with that crank ball-like washer), or you can hand wring them and hang them up. The spinner is the best way to get the water out, but you CAN live without the spinner if you have to.

All in all, I am very happy with the Lavario Portable Clothes Washer. I take my sheets & large items to the Laundry Mat because after all if you are in an apartment or condo, how would you hang them up? You will really like the Lavario for traveling in an RV as well. It's so much easier and less messy than that twirling hand crank unit others sell. I hope you consider the Lavario for your portable clothes washing needs.



Panda PAN56MGP3 1.6cu.ft Portable Compact Machine, 11lbs Capacity, PAN56MGP3-10 Wash Programs, 8 Water Level, Top Load Cloth Washer, 1.6 cu.ft Review:


It arrived quickly was easy to set up so within days of ordering I began putting this small wonder to the test. I ran every cycle, did different types of loads, and it leaked, it leaked every run, no matter how much water was in it. Undaunted, I mopped up after it and continued. My clothes came out clean, fresh and were spun so well it only took them a half day to dry hung indoors. Then I did a load of sweaters, the lint trap filled up, I cleared it and followed it with blankets and that was it, it choked. Unable to drain I could hear the motor running but the tub wouldnt clear. So i emptied it, unhooked the tubes underneath and let it drain that way. Darn it. I contacted Panda and they said “junk it we’ll replace it”. Impressive. OK of they are willing to stand by their product Im willing to give it another try. A little wiser this time. The “new” one has yet to leak. Cut to less than six months later tge second one is dead. First off I thought it was great that they sent me another one, but it was used. The tub had a cut in it and the motor was broke from its base but I figured if it ran, “whatever”.
These machines are great when they run, they run well. The clothes come out clean and nearly dry. But the water pumps are tiny and clearly too small. I dont think its worth $275 which is about what I paid for it.
PS. They sent me a new/refurbished water pump. I spliced it in after I couldnt get the wires to pull out. And its running again. Now Im trying to run loads 6L and under and have asked my roomie bot to run the spun cycle repeatedly since its not Necessary and it engages the water pump. I’m hoping if I take it easy on the water pump the rest will hold up. Fingers Crossed! I also found some water pumps for it online and pump them away for backup. Had to order from China took 3wks to arrive.



Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine 17.6lbs Washer Spain Spinner Portable Washing Machine, Blue+ White Review:


Update: I have had this for a couple weeks now and figured out some "hacks" and tips.

I place this in my tub and found no issue with that. I use our bathroom sponge to balance the machine and ease vibrations. I also went to my hardware store and bought a showerhead diverter, a 30-in 1/2" faucet supply hose, and a brass "barbed" adaptor. *Ensure these all connect in the store before purchase!* Sadly, 8 forgot the hose that came with the package, but I zip-tied it a couple times to get a decent seal. I always leave a little slack so any stray leaks don't get on the machine. Makes life easier just turning on the shower and filling/rinsing the machine this way. Cost of this was $30 but worth it! I am a 6'5" guy and I threw my back out filling the machine over and over. Plus, you can do a rinse and spin to get the suds out.

With this machine, you must always think "less is more" and if it looks like enough, it's already too much. A decent load, to measure, is whatever can fit in the spin basket plus a one extra, light thing. When the wash cycle is going, you want to see a vortex... a whirlpool effect. If your clothes are floating and spinning at the top struggling to be washed, you've overloaded. Pull out items one by one until you get that whirlpool.

You can spin and wash at the same time. The spinner drains regardless of the middle knob is set to drain, and if you overfill the wash tub it will drain whatever overflows. Plan this accordingly.

Noise is compareble to an AC unit, and there are vibrations depending on where you place it and how level it is. I use a sponge balance and absorb some vibrations. Not fancy, but works.

I reuse my hot water, topping off the wash tub each time. The water may look gross but it's fine as there's soap already in it. Dry cleaners reuse their chemical wash hundreds of times over and your clothes come out fine, plus you'll rinse it all. My whites come out whiter than the commercial washers too, so you're saving money and resources.

I'm still very happy!

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Where do I start? Well, I have spent a good portion of the few weeks looking at portable washing solutions as my apartment does not have a washer set-up, and I got tired of using the public washers in my apartment community. All the coins needed, going back and forth, waiting for machines to open, ensuring I had enough quarters at the time, and the entire day had to be devoted to laundry more often than not.

So, I shopped around, reading reviews and watching videos of different machines. This one stuck out as it's reasonably affordable and does a great job, according to reviews. I live in the Bay Area and this ships for Los Angeles, so I got it within a couple days (excluding a holiday and weekend). The box was in good shape and unclipped the ties. A whiff of "new plastic" and staring in awe, there it was, just as in the pictures. Unboxing was easy, unclip the ties and lift the top part off. A brand-new washer!

I grabbed the instruction manual and flipped through it. As other have joked on here, it's in Engrish with such gems as "choke the dial" and "put staff not under." I tossed it aside because it's useless, most reviews give you the rundown. Here's mine, if you need it:

Step 1: Place a splash of soap, no more than a heaping tablespoon's worth or the soap will take forever to rinse out. You don't need to measure, but just guess and be cautious.
Step 2: Place clothing in machine, one item at a time. Sort your items keeping towels in one load, basics in another, denim in another, and so on. Fill the machine just over half full with basics. Towels and denim should be washed in smaller loads as they're heavier fabrics.
Step 3: Ensure middle dial is set to "Normal" or "Soft" and fill with water. The "inlet hose" is useless out of the box as you need an adaptor that the manufacturer assumed you had. One end has a rubber gasket and the other end does not. The gasket end is the part that would go to an adaptor, the gasket-less end goes to the machine. Why? Because if you hook the gasket to the machine, it's harder than heck to get it off without nearly destroying the hose. During the inaugural load, I did not have an adaptor, so I filled the wash basin with a bucket. Fill just slightly over half-full, any more will splash out during the agitation cycle.
Step 4: Check to see of the machine is plugged in. I forgot to do this and sat there confused. Turn the "Wash" dial to 15 minutes and the machine will hum to life. Let the machine do its thing and come back when it is done. It doesn't make any alarm when it's done, just so you know.
Step 5: You may come back to, what I would describe as a burning smell. I was alarmed at first but nothing was wrong, it's "new motor smell." Turn the middle dial to drain and the water will come pouring out of the drain hose. There is no pump, so try to have the machine elevated or set in your bathtub.
Step 6: Open the spinner basin and place a few items in, ensuring that it evenly loaded (about half of the wash load). Place the plastic insert in the bin on top of the laundry, close the lids. Is the middle dial still set to drain? Good. Leave it. Turn the "Spin" dial to 5. If you have the "inlet hose" hooked to an adaptor, this is where you can do a spin and rinse. If not, you can spin the suds out and wash again in clean water real fast, then repeat the spin. The machine will vibrate during the spin, and if it vibrates to a point where you think it is too much, stop the spin cycle and rearrange your items. Everything comes out damp, not wet. Like others have said: "About 90% dry."

When putting away the machine, tilt it slightly toward the direction of the drainage hose to get the rest of the water out. I set the machine aside with the lids open as to prevent a musty smell in the future. I will say this: Don't overwhelm the machine. Do a couple washes and allow the machine to cool and rest for a couple hours, say, while your laundry is drying on a rack. If you overexert the machine, it will break. EEK! It's more for daily loads (every day or every other day) than for a single day of wash ("laundry day").

It's a great compact machine that gets your laundry as clean as most large washing machines. It takes a bit more effort on your part to tend to each load, but it's easier than running up and down flights of stairs, digging in the sofa for coins, and fighting over the next machine. I plan on finding a cart to place this on so I can store it easier, and find an adaptor that will fit the inlet hose.

I will update this as time goes on. It's a really simple machine, gets the clothes clean, and I am saving some money from the get go compared to the few bucks it takes each wash in the laundromat.



Whirlpool WTW4616FW 3.5 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer Review:


Cyber savings it is extremely fair and honest they got back to me on a week-end especially on a Sunday customer service great they will answer any questions you have and as far as the washing machine is concerned this washing machine is replacing my old Whirlpool washing machine which I had for over 15 years it works great it could load up to a king size duvet and they will handle it with no problem I'm pretty sure it my new Whirlpool washing machine will work just as fine as my old one. What I love the most about this washing machine is that is compact it looks small on the outside but it can handle a large load of clothes. I would buy it again and again and again if I had to hopefully this will be the last one I need for the next 15 years.



KUPPET Compact Twin Tub Portable Mini Washing Machine 26lbs Capacity, Washer(18lbs)&Spiner(8lbs)/Built-in Drain Pump/Semi-Automatic (White&Gray) Review:


Oh, I love this machine.
I did my research; read a TON of reviews, watched a TON of videos
before making my purchase. I apologize for not adding photos
right now-maybe later.

Anyway, the dimensions of this unit 27.4* 16.1* 31.9 inches allow
me to fit this in my bathroom without space issue-I'm the only one
here so that's all that matters. The washer side is large enough to
fit 7 t-shirts and 3 pair shorts, while the spin-dryer side will hold
3 t-shirts and 2 pair shorts. The washer side will accommodate one
queen-size comforter-which is too large for the spin-dryer.

Now, there are 2 water inlets on the top
-1 for filling the washer
-1 for rinsing during spin-dryer
You can use the KUPPET without using those water
connections, but that means using a bucket for adding
water to the washer, then adding more buckets of water
for rinsing. You only need to fill the water to about half
level of the washer-the more water and more clothes
that get crammed into the washer means more stress
upon the motors and less to no agitation during the wash.
Once the wash is complete(15 minutes), you will then turn
the middle dial to DRAIN, and the built-in drain pump will
begin pumping out the water. While draining, assist by
reaching in and squeezing some of the water out of the clothes.
The built-in drain pump will get rid of about 99.5% of the
waste water-now if the KUPPET is raised so that the drain
hose is completely beneath the machine, gravity will assist
the pump in removing the remaining 0.5% of the waste water.
If you are using the water inlets or buckets, fill the washer
with fresh water to rinse-then drain again. Another way to rinse
is using the spin-dryer-if you have water connected to that inlet
-it will rinse and spin, spin and rinse.

The spin-dryer is smaller than the washer, so approximately
half of your wash load will fit each time-YMMV.
Drop each clothing item into the spin-dryer
-DO NOT CRAM THE SPIN-DRYER
Push down, if necessary, upon the clothes in the spin-dryer
to force excess water out-this water you will notice is already
draining, then resposition the clothes so that they lay loose
in the spin-dryer. Yes, use that plastic shield to position on
top of the clothes inside the spin-dryer-or else your clothes
will try to force its way out during the spin-dry cycle. This
is a spin-dryer, so there is no heat, and although you will be
amazed by how 'almost dry' the clothes have become-they
still won't be dry. When the 5 minute spin-dry cycle is complete,
I pull out the clothes then lay them back in and run it for
another 5 minute cycle. Have plenty of hangers or a place to
hang your clothes and in about an hour - VIOLA! .

BTW - Using these type washerspin-dryer machines requires
more effort, but here is why you will want to purchase one immediately:
If you have been using machines that requires inserting COINS:
One Wash = $1.50
One Dry = $1.50
Let's say you do 4 loads a week:
One Wash x 4 = $6.00
One Dry x 4 = $6.00
$12.00 x 52 weeks = $624.00
$624.00 - $145.99(KUPPET 26lb machine) = $478.01 Savings
-This is why you will buy this KUPPET

From a size perspective, the KUPPET 26lb machine is the right
size for 2 Adults(maybe 2 Adults1 Child), but if this machine
is just to service one person, the smaller size KUPPETs will suit
your needs as well as they operate the same way
-and save you even more money.

I certainly hope this helps at least one person,
and please supply your feedback as well so that
we can all learn and enjoy our KUPPETs together.



KUPPET Compact Twin Tub Portable Mini Washing Machine 26lbs Capacity, Washer(18lbs)&Spiner(8lbs)/Built-in Drain Pump/Semi-Automatic (White&Blue) Review:


Oh, I love this machine.
I did my research; read a TON of reviews, watched a TON of videos
before making my purchase. I apologize for not adding photos
right now-maybe later.

Anyway, the dimensions of this unit 27.4* 16.1* 31.9 inches allow
me to fit this in my bathroom without space issue-I'm the only one
here so that's all that matters. The washer side is large enough to
fit 7 t-shirts and 3 pair shorts, while the spin-dryer side will hold
3 t-shirts and 2 pair shorts. The washer side will accommodate one
queen-size comforter-which is too large for the spin-dryer.

Now, there are 2 water inlets on the top
-1 for filling the washer
-1 for rinsing during spin-dryer
You can use the KUPPET without using those water
connections, but that means using a bucket for adding
water to the washer, then adding more buckets of water
for rinsing. You only need to fill the water to about half
level of the washer-the more water and more clothes
that get crammed into the washer means more stress
upon the motors and less to no agitation during the wash.
Once the wash is complete(15 minutes), you will then turn
the middle dial to DRAIN, and the built-in drain pump will
begin pumping out the water. While draining, assist by
reaching in and squeezing some of the water out of the clothes.
The built-in drain pump will get rid of about 99.5% of the
waste water-now if the KUPPET is raised so that the drain
hose is completely beneath the machine, gravity will assist
the pump in removing the remaining 0.5% of the waste water.
If you are using the water inlets or buckets, fill the washer
with fresh water to rinse-then drain again. Another way to rinse
is using the spin-dryer-if you have water connected to that inlet
-it will rinse and spin, spin and rinse.

The spin-dryer is smaller than the washer, so approximately
half of your wash load will fit each time-YMMV.
Drop each clothing item into the spin-dryer
-DO NOT CRAM THE SPIN-DRYER
Push down, if necessary, upon the clothes in the spin-dryer
to force excess water out-this water you will notice is already
draining, then resposition the clothes so that they lay loose
in the spin-dryer. Yes, use that plastic shield to position on
top of the clothes inside the spin-dryer-or else your clothes
will try to force its way out during the spin-dry cycle. This
is a spin-dryer, so there is no heat, and although you will be
amazed by how 'almost dry' the clothes have become-they
still won't be dry. When the 5 minute spin-dry cycle is complete,
I pull out the clothes then lay them back in and run it for
another 5 minute cycle. Have plenty of hangers or a place to
hang your clothes and in about an hour - VIOLA! .

BTW - Using these type washerspin-dryer machines requires
more effort, but here is why you will want to purchase one immediately:
If you have been using machines that requires inserting COINS:
One Wash = $1.50
One Dry = $1.50
Let's say you do 4 loads a week:
One Wash x 4 = $6.00
One Dry x 4 = $6.00
$12.00 x 52 weeks = $624.00
$624.00 - $145.99(KUPPET 26lb machine) = $478.01 Savings
-This is why you will buy this KUPPET

From a size perspective, the KUPPET 26lb machine is the right
size for 2 Adults(maybe 2 Adults1 Child), but if this machine
is just to service one person, the smaller size KUPPETs will suit
your needs as well as they operate the same way
-and save you even more money.

I certainly hope this helps at least one person,
and please supply your feedback as well so that
we can all learn and enjoy our KUPPETs together.



COSTWAY Washing Machine, 20Lbs Capacity, Washer(12Lbs)&Spinner(8Lbs), Portable Compact Laundry Machines Durable Design Washer Energy Saving, Rotary Controller and Washer Spin Dryer(Grey + White) Review:


I purchased this little washing machine because I live in a rental apartment with a malfunctioning LG all-in-one washer/dryer that my landlord has been, for 4 months, disinclined to repair. This little washer cleans our clothes extremely well, is quiet and easy to use, and takes up very little space. The major limitation is the spin-dry feature. It can only comfortably spin a few small things at a time, and even then, they are still damper than they would be after coming out of a regular washing machine. I'm accustomed to hanging most of our things to dry because my (currently incapacitated) all-in-one washer-dryer had a condensing dryer that's pretty inefficient. But... BUT. Not being able to spin-dry larger items like towels, blankets, dog beds, pillows, coats, my 6'4" teen son's jeans... that's what has me still going to the laundromat.

All the other stuff, like my 9yo boy's pants, and my sweaters, and t shirts and leggings and socks and undies and literally everything else-- it spin dries just fine (as long as you're careful to spin only a couple things at a time) but still, comes out pretty damp and takes twice as long to hang dry as it would after a spin in a regular washing machine. Not dripping, but not that dry.

SO. I completely recommend this awesome, inexpensive little workhorse of a washing machine if you need to wash socks, undies, t shirts, workout clothes, scrubs, baby/kid clothes, kitchen towels, hand towels, wash cloths, etc., and you're cool with hanging your stuff to dry. But if you need more spin-dry capacity than one pair of size 12 boys sweatpants, you might want to consider a machine with a larger spin-dry capacity.



COSTWAY Mini Washing Machine, Portable Washer for Compact Laundry, Small Semi-Automatic Compact Washing Machine with Timer Control Single Translucent Tub 7lbs Capacity(Blue + White) Review:


I purchased this little washing machine because I live in a rental apartment with a malfunctioning LG all-in-one washer/dryer that my landlord has been, for 4 months, disinclined to repair. This little washer cleans our clothes extremely well, is quiet and easy to use, and takes up very little space. The major limitation is the spin-dry feature. It can only comfortably spin a few small things at a time, and even then, they are still damper than they would be after coming out of a regular washing machine. I'm accustomed to hanging most of our things to dry because my (currently incapacitated) all-in-one washer-dryer had a condensing dryer that's pretty inefficient. But... BUT. Not being able to spin-dry larger items like towels, blankets, dog beds, pillows, coats, my 6'4" teen son's jeans... that's what has me still going to the laundromat.

All the other stuff, like my 9yo boy's pants, and my sweaters, and t shirts and leggings and socks and undies and literally everything else-- it spin dries just fine (as long as you're careful to spin only a couple things at a time) but still, comes out pretty damp and takes twice as long to hang dry as it would after a spin in a regular washing machine. Not dripping, but not that dry.

SO. I completely recommend this awesome, inexpensive little workhorse of a washing machine if you need to wash socks, undies, t shirts, workout clothes, scrubs, baby/kid clothes, kitchen towels, hand towels, wash cloths, etc., and you're cool with hanging your stuff to dry. But if you need more spin-dry capacity than one pair of size 12 boys sweatpants, you might want to consider a machine with a larger spin-dry capacity.



COSTWAY Washing Machine, Electric Compact Laundry Machines Portable Durable Design Washer Energy Saving, Rotary Controller and Washer Spin Dryer(Blue) Review:


I purchased this little washing machine because I live in a rental apartment with a malfunctioning LG all-in-one washer/dryer that my landlord has been, for 4 months, disinclined to repair. This little washer cleans our clothes extremely well, is quiet and easy to use, and takes up very little space. The major limitation is the spin-dry feature. It can only comfortably spin a few small things at a time, and even then, they are still damper than they would be after coming out of a regular washing machine. I'm accustomed to hanging most of our things to dry because my (currently incapacitated) all-in-one washer-dryer had a condensing dryer that's pretty inefficient. But... BUT. Not being able to spin-dry larger items like towels, blankets, dog beds, pillows, coats, my 6'4" teen son's jeans... that's what has me still going to the laundromat.

All the other stuff, like my 9yo boy's pants, and my sweaters, and t shirts and leggings and socks and undies and literally everything else-- it spin dries just fine (as long as you're careful to spin only a couple things at a time) but still, comes out pretty damp and takes twice as long to hang dry as it would after a spin in a regular washing machine. Not dripping, but not that dry.

SO. I completely recommend this awesome, inexpensive little workhorse of a washing machine if you need to wash socks, undies, t shirts, workout clothes, scrubs, baby/kid clothes, kitchen towels, hand towels, wash cloths, etc., and you're cool with hanging your stuff to dry. But if you need more spin-dry capacity than one pair of size 12 boys sweatpants, you might want to consider a machine with a larger spin-dry capacity.



The Laundry Alternative Wonderwash Non-electric Portable Compact Mini Washing Machine Review:


Holy wonderful washing unit! I really cannot tell you how impressed I am, but I am sure going to try.

I've had the Wonderwash for about a week now and I've done laundry every other day. It's so quick and easy that I start it while waiting for my coffee to brew, let it drain while I make breakfast, do a rinse run while my eggs finish cooking, plate up my food while it drains, rinse one more time, and eat my meal while it drains the final time. It doesn't even need that final rinse, I'm just picky.

It is absolutely perfect for my scrubs. I can wash and hang a couple of uniforms every couple of days and never run out again. No more waiting for the laundry room in my apartment to have a free machine.

I've converted a closet into a make shift drying area with dollarstore plastic drop cloth, clothesline, and clothespins.

This machine has successfully washed scrubs, delicate, jeans, workout clothes, towels, sheets, and tonight I ran my tennis shoes through it! The absolute success of it, across the board, has me writing this review while it drains.

The machine is almost entirely plastic so it is super light weight. It snaps together easily for use. It uses very little water and detergent. Best of all, it really cleans.

When not in use, I wipe the drum dry and stash it in the same closet I use to hang clothes. This is a must have for travel nurses. No more hunting for open laundromats at 2am, or checking the facilities machines every hour hoping to get some laundry done.

I see this being great for camping too. I can't wait to take it on a trip. For now, it certainly sees enough use. Love love love this.

TIPS AND TRICKS (Because I can find a dozen reviews and very little advice)

°Add water and soap before clothes.
Keep a hand towel nearby for inevitable dribbles.

°If using hot water, pressure builds up (that's a feature, not a bug!) and sometimes the lid will start to leak. After a few turns, release the lid, lock it back down, and keep going. You may have to do this a couple times based upon how hot the water is.

°This is where that hand towel comes in. Give the drum a quick wipe to reduce splatter.

°Use a permanent marker to indicate the grooves on the drainage tube (see picture). This saves you the messy fumble of trying to line it up while water leaks everywhere.

°Use less water to rinse than you did to wash. The clothes are already wet, and too much water causes the unit to wobble and thud loudly when it is turned. I have found that my rinse cycles take about half the water of my wash cycle.

°Wash with hot and rinse with cold to save the "lid dribbles" when you don't need them!
I rinse twice. After my wash, I add a spoonful of fabric softener to the first rinse, and plain water to my second. My clothes smell fantastic.

°If you are line or coat-hanger-drying indoors, set up a fan to decrease your drying time exponentially. Also, it makes the whole room smell like clean laundry which is awesome!

°Worried you're not rinsing out all the soap? With dry hands, rub your washed clothes between your fingers and then rub your fingers together. If they feel slippery rather than just wet, rinse again. And stop using so much soap, jeez.

Hope that helps.