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EcoWash Go Green Washing Machine | Product Review

EcoWash portable and non-electric washing machine by Avalon Bay | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com
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Hello Friends,

Once in a while, it’s fun to take a break from DIY and do something totally different. That’s exactly what I was thinking when I took a look at this tabletop washing machine.

Have you ever seen a little gizmo like this? It’s a portable, no-power-needed washing machine for small loads. How easy, economical, and eco-friendly can you get?

 

This portable washer is power by cranking the water chamber by hand | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

EcoWash Go Green Washing Machine

Disclosure: EcoWash sponsored this post, but all opinions are 100% my own.

We (my family) started thinking about ways to function that would decrease our carbon footprint after my son had to do a project for one of his college classes. As part of a business and technology class, the students had to choose a product and improve its eco-footprint from raw products to manufacturing to household use. He chose clothes lines. And —well— all I can say is that this was a real education. For one thing, there has been little change in clothesline manufacturing and distribution since the early to mid 1900’s. Thank goodness the same isn’t true for washing machines.

The EcoWash washing machine is powered by turning a hand crank | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

EcoWash Product Review

How to Order and Assemble

The EcoWash can be ordered online (links are at the bottom of this post) and delivered right to your door. It takes about two minutes to pop the stand together and attach the handle. Tools or special skills are not needed because it literally just pops together.

The EcoWash is ordered online and delivered to your door | Assembly takes about two minutes and requires no tools | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project.com | ww.thechelseaproject.com

Photo Credit: Sassy Townhouse Living

To see how easy assembly really is, please check out the YouTube video link at the bottom of the post.

How to Wash

The EcoWash can wash up to 5 pounds of laundry per load. For this amount, about 4 quarts of hot water from the tap (never hot from boiling) and about 1-2 teaspoonfuls of detergent is needed.

For this demonstration, I added only one shirt and filled the water chamber about half-full. The lid was sealed onto the top and the handle was used to crank the water chamber around for about 2 minutes. I cranked the handle both forwards and backwards. Here is how the laundry looked after two minutes of agitation.

I think I used too much detergent. 🙁  Oooops. Note to self. Less than 1/2 teaspoonful will work with my very soft water.

The EcoWash portable machine requires very little detergent to get laundry clean | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

How to Drain

To drain the wash water, simply attach the drain pipe underneath the water chamber. It will immediately begin to let the water release. To achieve a full drain, release the lid seal at the top, too.

The EcoWash has a gravity draining system | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

How to Rinse

Because I went full-on bubbilicous in the wash, I left the drain tube attached and ran several pitchers of water through the water chamber. When the bubbles were flushed out, the drain tube was removed and the chamber was filled with cool water.  And, just like the wash cycle, the rinse cycle was hand cranked in forward and backward directions for about one minute. When this was complete, the drain tube was again attached and the lid removed.

Rinsing laundry inside the EcoWash is quick and easy #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

 How to Wring and Dry

The shirt is then dumped into the sink and hand wrung to remove most of the water. Then it was rolled in a towel and pressed to remove even more water. And the last step requires hanging the damp shirt and towel in the laundry room to air dry.

Buh-Bye Carbon Footprint

Once the water, detergent, and EcoWash are in the home, the carbon footprint for use compared to an electric washer drops to zero. And, the amount of water and detergent needed for washing is greatly decreased, too. This makes the EcoWash a great alternative to traditional machines.

The EcoWash is Portable

Another thing I like about the machine is the portability. I can use it anywhere in the house or take it with me on trips. Of course, I’m thinking about you, friendly campers. But when we traveled for my son’s tennis, the EcoWash would have been great to have in the hotel room to wash up his sweaty sports clothes throughout the week.

Going camping? Don't forget to pack the EcoWash portable washing machine | No electricity | Great for small loads and delicates | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

Link to EcoWash Website

For more information or to make a purchase, please click here. #avalonbay #ecowash

How to Assemble

How to Use 

 

The EcoWash Washing Machine is a great "go green" way to handle small loads of laundry | #spon EcoWash | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Michelle May 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    This is super cute and very responsible of you. I love that it is small enough to take places like camping or whatever. It could be really useful!

    • Reply theChelseaProject May 20, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Hi Michelle and thanks. Yes, this little machine is a good on-the-go gadget.

  • Reply cristina May 25, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I would use it for delicates, I hate to throw those in the big washing machine. Nice and cute little machine!

    • Reply theChelseaProject May 26, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Hi Cristina and thanks!Yes, this machine is perfect for delicates.

    Hello -- Welcome -- and thanks for your comments!