October 25, 2014

Haier’s Portable Washing Machine

If you lack space at home for a full size washer, and are tired of having huge dry cleaning bills, or lugging pounds of washing back and forth to the laundromat, here’s a small product with the answer to big laundry problems.  A portable washing machine.  These compact units hold less than full size washers, but they do they same job.

Haier makes three styles of portable washing machines.  These little numbers claim to do the work of the larger machines while taking up very little space in your home.  They are recommended  for apartments as well as houses.  These units don’t require a dedicated laundry room, they plug into any standard wall unit and the hoses attach to any faucet.  The catch is that you must move (drag, tug, maneuver) the unit into place by a sink.

Haier’s three units are sized 1.0 cubic feet, 1.46 cu. ft. and 1.7 cu. ft.  and come with up to four water level settings and a variety of wash settings including delicate.  Only the 1.7 cu.ft. model has bleach and fabric softener dispensers.

We found them to retail for between $180 to $280.

Haier also makes a matching set of dryers for these models.  Look for more on them here at appliance.net.

Comments

  1. I currently have a Kenmore portable washing machine that I bought used about 6 years ago. So I have no idea how old it is. I think the motor is dying, it doesn’t spin anymore.
    The Kenmore is great, but very expensive. ($630.00 new) Which is odd, since most apartment dwellers live in apartments because they can’t afford to buy houses. (i.e moderate incomes)
    Anyway the Haier is in my price range, and I was wondering how they hold up? I think you can expect a Kenmore to last about 15 yrs. How about the Haier? Will it spin my clothes dry for many years to come, or will that feature crap out on me just after the warranty expires?