If you live in a small apartment or dormitory, or are an avid RV camper, you may not have room for a large washing machine to wash your clothes. You could consider using a portable washing machine instead. These smaller, more compact washers require no special outlets and can be plugged into the sink and carried away for storage after wash day.
Portable washing machines come in different capacity sizes, can drain directly into the sink, and some can even be installed as a permanent washing machine in a home with a hot and cold water supply. We wanted to know if these washing machines could clean clothes well, if they were easy to use, and how portable they really are. This is what we found.
Because we had trouble finding a sink faucet that could accommodate all five models, they all required additional hoses to reach our water supply and drain. Unless otherwise noted, all wash cycles used for stain removal testing were programmed with normal load size and cold water settings.