Friday, May 18, 2012

Product Comparison: Wonderwash vs Wonder Washer

This is one product comparison that I'm going to really enjoy writing.  For one, I like both of these products, think they're great and worth every penny.  Both clean your clothes really well.  Both save you money by not having to go to the Laundromat or not have to go as often.

So, let’s take a look at the two:



1)  Hand crank.  No big deal if the electric goes out.
2)  Perfect to take camping, especially if you plan on camping in the primitive area where you don't have electric.
3)  Water drains out of the bottom using a pvc pipe.
4)  You get a bit of exercise in by cranking the washer for about 2 minutes, depending on size of your load.
5)  It holds a lot of clothes.  I can wash my Bengals acrylic blanket.  That's saying something!  I can also do two sets of full size sheets at one time.
6)  Easy to store.

1)  Some people don't like cranking the handle.
2)  The base feels a bit unstable when cranking, but it's not a big deal.  It holds up quite well.
3)  Because of it's shape, I've found it hard to clean cat hair out of it. 

Wonder Washer


1)  You can wash clothes for a lot longer time than you can with the Wonderwash.
2)  The bucket is much easier to washout than the Wonderwash.  So, if you have a pet and whatever your cleaning has pet hair on it, this is the one you want to use to clean it with. 
3)  Time settings: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 minutes.  Two cycles: standard and gentle.


1)  It's taller and a bit more awkward to store, but on the bright side, because the Wonder Washer is two separate pieces: bucket and motor, it can be stored in two separate spots. 
2)  I've found the agitator to be a bit harder on clothes.
3)  It doesn't come close to holding as many clothes as the Wonderwash.  A huge downside if you don't want to be stuck doing extra loads of laundry. 
4)  The motor sounds like it's going to die when you put in a full load.  It groans a lot.
5)  The bucket cover has holes in it that you drain the water out of.  Yip, that means you've got to lift the bucket off the floor and dump it.

With both washers you have to hand wring them afterward.  Personally, I don't.  I wring them just enough to put them in the basket and carry them outside and hang them on the line.  Wringing them out produces wrinkles, this method cuts down on them.


1)  Use a little bit of fabric softener in the rinse. 
2)  Be careful with the soap.  Clothes tend to get stiff on the line because not all the soap has rinsed out, so watch carefully how much you put in.

All in all, you can't go wrong with either washer.  In case you might be wondering which is my favourite - it's the Wonderwash.  It's a heck of a lot of fun, takes less time, and I get a bit of exercise to boot.

Click here to buy the Wonderwash.

Click here to buy the Wonder Washer.


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