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Wonder Wash

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User Rating 3 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Wonder Wash portable laundry machine

Wonder Wash portable laundry machine

The Bottom Line

Campers no longer need to pack lots of changes of clothes for camping trips. The portable Wonder Wash is a lightweight, simple laundry machine that can clean 5-pound loads in just a few minutes. It packs easily in the car, requires no maintenance, and only costs around $40. Next camping trip bring just a couple changes of clothes and clean the dirty ones with the Wonder Wash.


  • portable and lightweight
  • ideal for campers and RVers
  • compact enough to fit in your car trunk
  • sturdy, weather resistant, and rust-proof
  • takes just a couple minutes to wash a 5-pound load


  • none


  • Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 16" (L x W x H)
  • Weight (empty): less than 6 pounds.
  • Big enough to wash 7-8 dress shirts, 10 t-shirts, 4-5 bath towels, or 2-3 pairs of blue jeans.
  • Works by filling the drum with soap, water, and clothes, and turning the drum for a few minutes.
  • Requires no electricity, and there's no maintenance.
  • It's sturdy, weather resistant, and rust-proof.
  • Uses a patented pressure system to force detergent into clothes at high speed for an efficient wash.
  • Ideal for washing delicate fabrics.
  • It comes with a 30-day, no-hassle money back guarantee and a 1-year warranty.

Guide Review - Wonder Wash

When I opened the Wonder Wash shipping box, I was amazed at how few parts were included. Although there were no assembly instructions, I easily put the Wonder Wash together in a few minutes. It's made completely out of plastic (except for the stainless steel screw-on lid), so there's nothing to rust. It looks like it would last a long time, forsaking any abuse.

The instructions to wash clothes are so simple a kid could do it. Depending on the amount of clothes you're washing, you add a prescribed amount of detergent and water, then your clothes, and then you turn the handle for 2-3 minutes. After washing you stick the drain tube on the bottom, drain the soapy water, refill with clean water, and spin a few more times to rinse the clothes. Drain again, hang the clothes up to dry, and you're done washing.

You can use hot or cold water, but cold water may require more handle turns to complete the wash cycle. The Wonder Wash uses far less detergent than a conventional washing machine. Not only is it ideal for campers and RVers, but dorm students, singles, and apartment dwellers would find it useful as well. For just $42.95 the Wonder Wash is a great buy.

User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
okay for a pinch, Member jasonh_

the amount of laundry this thing can take is exagerated in this article. you can do one pair of pants, not 2. maybe a pair of pants with some socks. you can do about 3 shirts. i have super hot water so this helps a lot when getting the item clean. the wonder wash's base falls apart at the several points where it snaps together. i had to duct tape those areas. the weight of spinning the drum causes the base to separate. this will get your clothes soapy. it will not rinse them in any way shape or form. i rinse them in a bathtub full of super hot water then line dry them. it's a lot of work.

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