Portable washers are a convenient option for those who are short on living space or for those looking to save money instead of buying a full-sized washing machine. These portable appliances have a modest size tub for that’s perfect for the laundry requirements of one individual. It’s ideal for apartment use or mobile homes. While not particularly “portable,” it’s certainly smaller than its full-sized counterparts and makes for efficient space usage. If you’re looking for a brand new portable washer, you can find the best portable washers in this list.
- XtremepowerUS Electric Small Mini Portable Compact Washer Washing Machine X3048
- Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer
- Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub 11lb Washing Machine Washer Spin Dryer
- Panda Small Compact Portable Washing Machine XPB45
- XtremepowerUS Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle With Pump 99801
- Bismi XPB36-1288SA Professional Grade Compact Portable Washing Machine & Dryer
- Midea Small Compact Portable Apartment Washing Machine
- Haier HLP24E Portable Washer With Stainless Steel Drum and Pulsator Wash System
XtremepowerUS Electric Small Mini Portable Compact Washer Washing Machine X3048
If you’re looking for portability, the XtremepowerUS X3048 is the smallest machine washer that I have for you. Coming in at a relatively modest size of 15 inches in length, 15 inches in width, and 22 inches in height, it features a 9lb capacity which is the top item on the list which is the Haier HLP21N, but I’ll tell you the comparison of these two little machines in a bit.
With a reasonable price tag,, the X3048 is cheaper, smaller, yet has more capacity than the Haier HLP21N, so what’s the deal? Why is this in the 4th spot? The answer is build quality. There is no external housing for the tub when using a translucent plastic design for the walls of the washing tub; that makes it smaller than the 6lb capacity HLP21N while still achieving a 9lb capacity. The downside of this machine is the aspect of durability. From its rock-bottom price and flimsy build, you’d start to have doubts if you should fill her up to capacity when washing; oh and it doesn’t have wheels. However seeing as this is a list about portable washers, the X3048 is a solid contender thanks to its pricing and compact size.
Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer
The funny thing about so-called portable washers is that they’re not portable in a way that you can toss them in your bag and go out and travel the world. On the contrary, to be able of some use, a washer has to be a certain size to be able to work efficiently; I mean, what good is a washer if your clothes don’t even fit on the thing right? So what’s the next best thing when it comes to portable washers? Wheels. Yup, it’s a simple addition, but it makes a statement that it’s done so to be moved rather quickly.
The portable aspect of portable washers is that they can be stored in a broom closet, taken out for use, then store it again once done, that’s the “portability” in portable washers, space saving. The Haier HLP21N does just that. It has a capacity of 6 pounds of laundry and has various features such as variable water level options, wash cycles, and user-friendly controls.
The HLP21N features silent operation so you can wash your clothes with nothing but the soft whirring of the electric motor and the gentle sloshing of the water inside the one cubic foot tub. What makes this washer on the top of the list is that it has wheels; the smooth rolling casters that’s installed on the HLP21N adds so much convenience that it erases the idea of having to lug a heavy washer in and out of the broom closet. When it comes to portable washers, don’t take wheels for granted.
Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub 11lb Washing Machine Washer Spin Dryer
Looking for back for your buck, then look no further than the Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub 11lb Washing Machine Washer Spin Dryer. While its name may be quite the mouthful, at least it clearly states what it does. It’s a compact washing machine and spin dryer combo. You will get a washer and a dryer combo without breaking your bank. Plus it’s compact enough to fit on any tight apartment space despite having an 11lb capacity.
The machine looks simple, coming in with a white plastic exterior and two translucent blue covers for the washing and drying tubs, it looks rather flimsy, but it’s all for cost savings. Up top, you have three simple dials which control your washing timer, water modes, and spinner timer. Apart from that, that’s all this cute little washer dryer combo can offer.
The washing capacity is 11lbs, while the drying capacity is at a rather small 6lbs. It means if you’re washing full load, you’ll have to use the dryer twice to be able to dry your current washing load, which is a minor inconvenience but with the machine 24.8 inches in width. It’s hard to squeeze in more space for the spin dryer as it’s already taken up by the washer and it’s moving parts. Still, at 125 bucks, it’s hard to find a better deal than this washer-dryer combo.
Panda Small Compact Portable Washing Machine XPB45
On the third item on our list, it is a contradiction in many ways to the machine in the #2 spot, the Panda “Small Compact” Portable Washing Machine XPB45 is bigger in size compared to the Giantex Portable Twin Tub. However, the latter has a smaller washing tub capacity and only .6lbs more in drying capacity plus it’s more expensive than the one offered by Giantex. So maybe you’re asking why this is on the list. Well, it makes up for the shortcomings in the build quality of the Giantex Twin Tub. The Panda XPB45 comes with a sturdier plastic build and better plastic lids with translucent plastic windows instead of the flimsy plastic on the Giantex Twin Tub.
At its price, you get a Panda product which is a reputable brand when it comes to washing machines. The Panda XPB45 can serve as the central machine washer and dryer combo for a family of up to 6 members and has features such as a built-in pump for easy water drainage. The operating controls are simple; like the Giantex Twin Tub, you have three dials that control the washer timer, washer mode select, and the timer for the spin dryer.
While it may be more expensive than the Giantex Twin Tub and has a slightly smaller capacity despite having a larger body, it more than makes up for it with excellent build quality and a brand you can trust.
XtremepowerUS Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle With Pump 99801
Another product from XtremepowerUS, the 99801 is a compact washer and spin dryer combo that’s a bit short on capacity compared to the offering from Giantex and Panda. However, it’s the cheapest of the bunch. But is a few dollars’ worth of savings from the Giantex’s larger price tag justifiable for its lack of washing capacity? The thing that Xtremepower is going for with the 99801 twin tub is a to offer an 8lb washing tub with a 5.5lb spin dryer tub at around 28-inches in height by 14-inches in depth and 25-inches in width. That makes it larger than the Panda which is bigger than the Giantext but has less washing and drying capacity. So why is it on this list? The answer is power.
The balance in pricing and dimensions plus the capacity seems a bit sketchy for the 99801, but it has a motor that’s more than twice the power offered by the Giantex twin tub and weight less than the Panda at 28lbs. If you’re looking to wash with power and spin dry your clothes quicker, or want to remove some heavier articles such as a ton of jeans and jackets, then the XtremepowerUS 99801 is the twin tub for you.
Bismi XPB36-1288SA Professional Grade Compact Portable Washing Machine & Dryer
The Bismi XPB36-1288SA leaves the portability aspect aside and focuses on rugged quality and reliability. Advertised as a “professional grade” compact portable washing machine and dryer combo, the Bismi XPB36-1288SA feels like the washing machine of choice for professional washers.
Are you laughing? Well, jokes aside, the XPB36-1288SA is a washer-dryer combo that has a modest capacity at around 8 pounds for washing and 5 lbs for drying, it’s easily comparable to the XtremepowerUS 99801 when it comes to capacity. This washer-dryer twin tub is a tough sell with the likes of Panda and Giantex with better prices and better features on the same list. What Bismi is going for with the XPB36-1288SA is a heavy duty construction that features a stainless steel tub instead of the plastic tubs the other brands on this list are using. This difference makes a clear leap in durability compared to the competition.
If you’re a part of a family who tends to break stuff easily, then you can be sure that the Bismi’s certified heavy duty compact washing machine and dryer twin tub combo is going to endure longer years of constant wear and tear with the XPB36-1288SA.
Midea Small Compact Portable Apartment Washing Machine
The Small Compact Portable Apartment Washing Machine from Midea is looking at Haier when it comes to pricing for a single tub washing machine. Cheaper than the Haier, this clean and sleek-looking compact washing machine offers a 0.9 cubic feet tub capacity which is a bit smaller than the Haier’s tub, and it’s also a smidge larger than the Haier’s overall external dimensions. Still, with its price tag, the Midea is an enticing option with its current price especially with the minor differences in capacity and dimensions compared to the more expensive than the Haier model found in this list; plus it also has wheels! Well, two of them at least.
The features of the Midea include a sleek-looking modern body with an LCD panel and soft touch controls instead of the traditional dials you see on most washing machines. It’s ultra-compact, and lightweight at 22.1 pounds compared to the 43-pound heavyweight that is the Haier. It’s the perfect compact washer for a small home and on a tight budget. It’s got the looks and the feel of much more expensive equipment not to mention Midea is already a reputable brand when it comes to household utility products such as washing machines, fans, coolers, air-conditioning units, and much more.
Haier HLP24E Portable Washer With Stainless Steel Drum and Pulsator Wash System
This is where Haier pulls out all the stops when it comes to affordable portable washing machines. It’s more expensive than the 250 Haier at the top spot in this list.
Like the Midea and its Haier brother, the HLP24E looks sleek and modern and has a suite of soft touch controls under an LCD digital panel with LED indicators. Larger than the HLP21N, the HLP24E has four wash modes plus two unique options in addition to 4 water level modes compared to the Haier. To keep things simple, the more expensive Haier is more feature packed than the Haier on this list, it has no wheels, and it weighs 61 pounds not portable and easily transportable, but it works great as a sleek free-standing household utility appliance that doesn’t take up a lot of space.
It has various features such as a delayed start which allows the washing articles to soak up the detergent first before letting the machine do its thing plus an end of cycle alert which tells you when it’s about to be done washing, so you’ll prepare the laundry basket for the next step; convenient. Still, at 300 bucks, this high-tech washing machine is a hard sell that’s why it’s on the bottom of the list, but it’s there in case you need a high-tech clothes washer.
Washing machines have evolved over the generations, and they have come a long way from the past where it’s just on and off, now you have timers and multiple washing modes plus water levels and even temperature. Portable washers are a simpler variant of washing machines compared to their full-size counterparts but are the go-to appliance for those who live in houses that don’t allow for large full-sized washing machines.
When looking for a new portable washing machine, it’s important to find the right balance of capacity and power efficiency, since portable washing machines are not portable. Rather, compact than portable, it’s okay to be not so strict when it comes to the overall dimensions and focus on practicality and savings in the long run. As you’ll have yourself washing clothes for a couple of hours during the week, it amounts to more power consumption especially if you’ve got a powerful washing machine. Make sure you find the right balance of a machine that has the capacity for your washing needs, the dimensions to make it fit in your home, and the efficiency to prevent blowing up the power bill after a month.