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I had one of those washers (it was the original brand, different from this one, but the same otherwise) and I pitched it. It was difficult to store, almost as much space as a washer, and did a poor job cleaning. I did like it for sweaters because it did not really agitate them enough to twist them out of shape but that was it. Otherwise a bucket that has multiple uses works just as well. The whole "pressure" thing is bs, does nothing to get clothes clean.
We used one for a number of years, but eventually went back to plunger and bucket. I found the magic washer (or whatever it is called), required hot water and a lot of rotating to get anything clean. It seemed to work, but was no real labour saver compared to the bucket. And it only worked well with hot water, unlike the bucket which can use warm or even cold water.

The other problem is the space it takes to store this single-purpose item. A bucket has multiple uses on board. This washer has only one.

BTW, here’s our washer:


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We used one for a number of years, but eventually went back to plunger and bucket. I found the magic washer (or whatever it is called), required hot water and a lot of rotating to get anything clean. It seemed to work, but was no real labour saver compared to the bucket. And it only worked well with hot water, unlike the bucket which can use warm or even cold water.

The other problem is the space it takes to store this single-purpose item. A bucket has multiple uses on board. This washer has only one.

BTW, here’s our washer:

I think it's cool that these have been around for 100 years or more. This one is still made.


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I think it's cool that these have been around for 100 years or more. This one is still made.

So true … not much new under the sun.

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