One of the most important things to remember when heading out for a long vacation is how you’re going to wash your clothes. You may think that it doesn’t matter, but after a few days pass and you run low on fresh clothes, you will. Your choices at that point are to simply re-wear things (an option with diminishing, nose wrinkling returns) or to wash them. Since neither you nor those around you are likely eager for your clothes to smell of eau de back sweat, you’ll likely want to choose the latter, which means figuring out how to wash your clothes away from your normal washing machine at home.
You could try dunking them in a river, but that’s so 1820. Maybe you think hotel or local laundromats are a good idea – until someone steals your clothes or it costs a fortune to wash everything. Thankfully, there’s an alternative to all of that – buying a portable washer. Enter the Super Deal portable compact washing machine. With a name like that, how can you go wrong, right? Let’s take a closer look at this model and see what kind of “super deal” it actually offers.
Super Deal Portable Compact Washing Machine Features
Some of the most prominent features included in the Super Deal portable compact washing machine include:
- Measures 25.2 in. x 22.05 in. x 14.96 in. and weighs 22 lbs
- Top loading design
- A max spin speed of 1300 RPM
- 110 Volts
- Hooks up easily with kitchen faucets
- 5 lb wash capacity
- Wash timer runs up to 15 minutes, while the spin cycle runs for five minutes per load
- True Rinse Technology gives clothes two deep rinses per cycle
- Design ensures that water remains full to the top
- High-density plastic body paired with an aluminum pump
The biggest thing that stands out among those features is how the Super Deal is anything but “big” or bulky, boasting an incredibly compact frame. If your first priority when shopping for a portable washer is something that can be taken everywhere and fit anywhere, this is about as good an option as you are going to find. It’s incredibly small and lightweight nature makes it an easy favorite for travelers of this nature, and can fit easily into everything from an RV or dorm room to a suitcase or tent.
At the same time, the model still offers 5.5 lbs of wash capacity space. This should allow you to wash several clothes at once without a problem.
Easy to Load / Unload
In addition to this, the Super Deal also has a top loading design, which makes it that much easier to load since you don’t have to worry about clothes falling out from a side loading door.
The max spin speed of 1300 is pretty impressive, especially given this model’s small size and average voltage at just around 110 volts. This is much faster than the average speed on the market, making it a promising selling point for anyone for whom spin speed is essential.
True Rinse Technology
The True Rinse Technology included in this model helps ensure that every wash is thorough, as does the design, which helps make sure that the water level remains at the top. If you have bought a portable washer before, you know that this is easier said than done, and that water levels can all too often languish at the midpoint, stymieing the progress of your wash. Instead, these two factors combine to give you a faster wash every time.
Finally, there’s the high-density plastic from which this washer is made. There’s every chance “plastic” as a material immediately sets off alarm bells in your head, since it’s typically nowhere near as durable as the various metals often used in appliances such as washers. The last thing you want is to buy a portable washer that cracks and leaks water everywhere. Thankfully, this model’s plastic build is more than durable enough to stay strong for use after use.
Pros and Cons
Chances are you know what you are getting with a model like this, which make the pros and cons that much more predictable. The fact that it is so lightweight and compact makes it an easy recommendation for those looking to take a washer with them while traveling. In addition to being so lightweight, this model’s affordable nature ensures it won’t be a burden on your bank account, either. Beyond that there are a couple of pleasant surprises, such as its spin speed of 1300 RPM, its ability to maintain its water levels, and just how easy it is to load and use.
On the other hand, there is only so much you can expect from a model this small and affordable. It does not have many of the other bells and whistles (such as child locks and several timers), which you might expect of a more expensive mode. In addition, while the 5.5 lbs of weight capacity is a nice touch, there’s no getting away from the fact that a smaller model means less overall space. If you’re bringing a lot of clothes with you or are washing for your whole family, it may take a while with this model. That said, if you’re just packing for yourself or haven’t packed that much, this unit is way more suitable.
Our rating: 4.5 / 5
If you are looking for a portable washer that is incredibly lightweight, compact, and travel-friendly, this is definitely a “super deal” for those looking for a model that can do all that plus a little more. Its affordability means that you can try it out without breaking the bank, and extra features such as its solid spin speed and easy top loading design give you every reason to do so.