Best Portable Washing Machines in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 26, 2019
Have no room for a full-size washing machine? Want to keep your clothes clean during the next RV trip? Then, a portable washing machine is exactly what you need. It doesn't require anything to be plumbed in but still does a decent job of washing your clothing or bed sheets. For this review, we have rounded up the best portable washing machines available on the market today. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Capacity
Control
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

The advanced stainless steel drum design eliminates the chance of damaging even the most delicate fabrics. Moreover, the drum itself and other internal elements are protected from scale formation and corrosion buildup.

CONS

It's rather loud when spinning. 

OUR VERDICT

Being extra reliable and functional, the COSTWAY 2-in-1 model is currently one of the best portable washing machines available for sale. It's fully automatic, meaning it takes all the guesswork out of washing.

detailed parameters
Type

Fully automatic

Capacity

3.5 kg

Control

Electronic with LED-display: 6 programs, 3 water levels

Extras

Stainless steel drum, Inlet hose and drain hose included

Dimensions

43 x 42 x 70 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Inlet and outlet hoses are made of durable PP material, so they will last you for quite a long time. There is also an ergonomic handle that allows you to easily transport the device when not in use.

CONS

It vibrates a bit in the spin cycle.

OUR VERDICT

If you need a good portable machine for light laundry needs, this one hits the sweet spot. It's lightweight, easy to use, and efficient. The wash tub takes the load of 3.5 kg, and a small spin dryer can hold 2.5 kg at the same time.

detailed parameters
Type

Semi automatic

Capacity

6 kg (3.5 kg wash and 2.5 kg spin)

Control

Mechanical: 3 washing modes, adjustable wash time, adjustable spin time

Extras

Inlet hose and drain hose included

Dimensions

61.5 x 42 x 57.5 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The wash cycle can run up to 15 minutes on either soft or normal setting, while the spin cycle can run up to 5 minutes, which means the clothes will get out almost dry to the touch.

CONS

Hoses are lacking in quality.

OUR VERDICT

This portable washing machine can do an excellent job of cleaning your clothes. It's quick and easy to fill. This profoundly practical appliance will surely help you save time, money, and space.

detailed parameters
Type

Semi automatic

Capacity

5.6 kg (3.6 kg wash and 2 kg spin)

Control

Mechanical: 3 washing modes, adjustable wash time, adjustable spin time

Extras

Inlet hose and drain hose included

Dimensions

60 x 38 x 69 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Compared to the vast majority of portable machines, it's much more stylish and sleek-looking. But if you still wish to hide it, this product uses the special patent technology of cabinet integration, enabling you to do this.

CONS

The tops on the knobs aren't secured well enough, so they might pop off sometimes.

OUR VERDICT

The Display4top washer in vibrant purple will be a real godsend for those who are tired of handwashing their clothes. It'll add functionality and style to your place, whether it be a small flat, dorm room, or caravan.

detailed parameters
Type

Semi automatic

Capacity

5 kg (3.5 kg wash and 1.5 kg spin)

Control

Mechanical: 3 washing modes, adjustable wash time, adjustable spin time

Extras

Inlet hose and drain hose included

Dimensions

55.6 x 37.6 x 58.9 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

In a wash cycle, the machine consumes no more than 240 Watts/hour. And in a spin cycle, it requires even less - just 120 Watts/hour. This means the machine is very energy-efficient and cost-effective.

CONS

It dries only about 1 kg of clothing per one cycle.

OUR VERDICT

The Good Ideas mini machine is one of the best models for those who are limited in space. Having a small footprint, it's ideal for individuals with minimal washing needs. An excellent alternative to laundromats in a dorm.

detailed parameters
Type

Semi automatic

Capacity

~4 kg (~3 kg wash and ~1 kg spin)

Control

Mechanical: wash/spin mode, adjustable wash/spin time

Extras

Inlet hose and drain hose included

Dimensions

30 x 34 x 45 cm

Warranty

1 year

Costway GB16722PE

Fully Automatic

The COSTWAY 2-in-1 washing machine is one of the smartest portable models you can currently find on the market. Designed with an intelligent control panel, it's completely hassle-free in operation.

Actually, after plugging the washer in and connecting it to the water supply/drain, you have only to choose the program from six available options. The machine offers six presets and three water level selections to meet different demands. Once you make all the adjustments, you can just kick back and relax. The machine will wash, spin and then rinse automatically, leaving your clothes almost dry. What is convenient, there is a handy LED display on the top, which will show you the remaining washing time.

The machine has a honeycomb-shaped inner tub that can accommodate up to 3.5 kg laundry at a time. To understand how capacious the machine is, just consider the fact that you can fit around three full-size blankets inside the drum. So, a few pairs of jeans or bed sheets won't be a challenge for the COSTWAY high-capacity washer. The advanced stainless steel drum design eliminates the chance of damaging even the most delicate fabrics. Moreover, the drum itself and other internal elements are protected from scale formation and corrosion buildup.

Being extra reliable and functional, the COSTWAY 2-in-1 washing machine can become a great solution for homes, apartments, RVs, and dorms. It's fully automatic, meaning it takes all the guesswork out of washing.
Review of Costway GB16722PE 2 in 1 Portable Washing Machine

 

Streetwize LWWM

Twin-tub Design

What you get here is a lightweight, plastic washer that looks sturdy and works decently. Its inlet and outlet hoses are made of durable PP material, so they will last you for quite a long time.

This is a twin-tub laundry machine that washes clothes in one tub and spins in the other. This design can be very efficient on water and energy.

The machine has three knobs only and is very straightforward to use. We would like to point out that it has no Off/On switch and starts as soon as you set the timer. Using two separate knobs, you can set the timer for washing and spinning. The third knob is a drain selector allowing you to choose different intensity for different fabrics.

You can set the wash timer (the centre dial) to a full wash cycle, which takes 15 minutes, or a full spin cycle, which takes 5 minutes, depending on what you need to do. Although some may think that a spin time this short can't be good, this time will be enough to get your clothes almost completely dry. However, make sure not to overpack the tub.

Lastly, we would like to say a few words about the capacity of this machine. Its washtub takes the max load of 3.5 kg, whereas a small spin dryer can hold 2.5 kg. This is the ideal size for washing a week's worth of laundry per one go. One fill can take three sets of clothing at least.

To sum it all up, this is a good portable washer for average laundry needs. Its capacity will be enough for a couple living in a small flat or dorm where the free space is an issue.

Review of Streetwize LWWM Portawash Twin Tub Washing Machine

 

Think Gizmos TG23-UK

Simplicity of Use

The Think Gizmos portable washing machine with a separate spin dryer is another perfect solution for those who don't have space for a full-sized machine or look for a temporary solution for a summer campsite.

This washer delivers a quite similar performance of larger machines but it's much more compact in size, more lightweight, and extremely portable.

All that is required for proper operation is access to an electric socket, water supply, and drainage area. Therefore, any camping lover or caravan owner will find this product perfect for cleaning clothes during their trips.

Besides the simplicity of installation, you can also get your clothes clean in no time at all. All you need to do is fill the wash tub with clothes, washing powder, and water and then select the required time with a handy knob (15 min maximum). After the wash cycle is completed, you should manually transfer the clothing into the spin tub for rinsing. What is handy, the wash drum has a fill line marked inside so that you know how much water to put into it.

The washing tub has a capacity of 3.6 kg and the spin tub - 2kg. Both tubs have separate timers and there is one more knob for selecting a wash mode.

Overall, this portable washing machine can do a fabulous job of cleaning your clothes. It's quick and easy to fill. This practical appliance will surely help you save time, money, and space.

Review of Think Gizmos TG23-UK Twin Tub Washer Machine

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Display4top 201804181619

Stylish Solution

If you, for some reason, don't have washing machine capabilities in your flat, you shouldn't necessarily handwash all your clothes. You can get the Display4top Electric washer instead.

Compared to the vast majority of portable machines, it's much more stylish and sleek-looking. Therefore, you won't need to keep it out of sight when friends come to your place. But if you still wish to hide it, this product uses the special patent technology of cabinet integration, meaning you can install it right in a cabinet.

In comparison with other twin-tub washing machines, this particular model is also a tad bit lighter and more space-saving. With that, it can wash the same reasonable loads of clothing. It's ideal for underwears, socks, baby clothes, T-shirts, towels, delicate blouses, and the like.

With two timers and a wash intensity setting, the machine is very intuitive to use. You simply put your garments into the machine, pop some detergent in, and get your clothes clean in 15 minutes.

All in all, this washer in vibrant purple will be a real godsend for those who are tired of handwashing the clothes. It'll add functionality and stylish touch to your place, be it a small flat, dorm room, or caravan.
Review of Display4top 201804181619 Electric Mini Portable Compact Washing Machine

 

Good Ideas 644

Ultra Mini

The model in question isn't just portable, it's super-portable. Measuring just 45 x 30 x 34 centimetres, the Good Ideas 644 Mini is one of the most compact models you can find on the market.

Importantly, the small dimensions of this machine not only make it a fitting option for small kitchens, bathrooms, dorms, or caravans, but also they make it super economical. In a wash cycle, the Good Ideas consumes less than 240 Watts of electricity per hour. A spin cycle requires twice less. Additionally, the washer needs less water and detergent than other portable models from our review.

Though this portable appliance isn't very powerful, it definitely delivers a more effective and less messy way of cleaning your clothes compared to handwashing. The device can easily combat stains on your underwear, shirts, T-shirts, socks, and items like that. This machine will leave your clothes clean and slightly damp.

Summing up everything said above, this mini washer is the perfect solution for minimal washing needs. Also, thanks to its very small footprint, it is one of the best models for those who are limited in space. An excellent alternative to costly laundromats in a dorm.

Review of Good Ideas 644 Mini Portable Washing Machine

 

What Is a Portable Washing Machine?

A portable washing machine is a lightweight and compact appliance that will be an ideal alternative to handwashing when a full-size machine is just not an option. You can take it on your next trip or install permanently in your dorm room or small flat.

The best part is that portable washers don't require anything to be plumbed in. In other words, they don't need any water or drainage pipes. A portable washing machine stands alone and has a drainage hose at the rear which can be manually directed to the sink or a bucket.

Another positive is that all those washing detergents that would normally get washed into the ocean now can be locked up in your garden or any other place you choose for draining.

All portable washers are lightweight and convenient to use. Typically, they are easy to fill and do a fantastic job at both washing and spinning. As a result, things come out almost completely dry.

To summarise, this cost-effective and profoundly practical appliance can become a real godsend for those living in caravans whole summer or those who have no room for a fully-fledged washer.

A portable ice maker is another useful appliance you can benefit from during your next RV travel. It also doesn't require a water line or drain line but can make large batches of refreshing ice in a matter of minutes.

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Publish Date: 2019-08-26 13:18:47