The strangest thing about the WonderWash portable clothes washing machine isn’t its size. It isn’t its simplicity. Its not even its name (“Sputnik”? Really?). It’s how much I want one just to see if it works as well as the video says it does…
Basically, it’s a centre-mounted barrel with a hatch and a spout. You put water, clothes and detergent in the hatch. Then you spin the thing around for a few minutes, then you drain. Then you add some more water, spin some more and drain. Then, I guess if you really want, you can rinse and spin again. And you’re done. That’s it.
And it’s less than $60. Seriously.
So, immediately after watching the video, and after reeling your jaw off the floor, I had no less than 3 things I could use it for:
- Unmentionables and other delicates
- Kitchen cloths and cleaning rags (I could even store the thing under the sink its so small! Soak them in oxy in the thing, dump it, then take them for a spin, ünd voila. They never have to leave the kitchen. Ya, I could totally do that.)
- Occupying my toddler while I’m cooking.
Check out the video here if you don’t believe me:
Shipping to Toronto from Portland is probably just silly, but the exchange on the dollar right now would probably make it worth it… and, you know, my birthday is only a few months from now… and, well, its ever so eco-conscious. Look how little water it takes…