This portable washing machine and dryer combo is great for dorm rooms, apartments,and even RVs because it is a portable size and it’s not going to take up a whole lot of room.
Today we’re going to talk about saving money. Now, sometimes, you are going to need to invest in order to save money because some products will eventually pay for themselves in the long run, and I also thought I might as well air out my dirty laundry. By that, I mean, show you the Giantex portable washer dryer I recently invested in. Now, I really do love this product, it’s great for apartments, RVs, and even college campuses because it is a portable size and it’s not going to take up a whole lot of room. So on to the review.
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Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine
Okay guys, so this is the washer and dryer that I was talking about.
So, this is how the washer and dryer looks. As you guys can see, it’s pretty big. It’s actually pretty nice. The only thing I just don’t like is that it is white, but you can’t help it sometimes. You can open it up, it’s pretty deep inside of it, it does have a little filter that will collect all the lint when it washes. You just gotta make sure you clean it out. I believe, they said, after every time you use it.
As you guys can see, there is no agitator, just this little thing down here and it’s actually pretty deep and I can put all my whole arm into this.
Moving on to the other side, is the spinner. It comes with the lid and inside we have our tube to connect to our water inlet. Instructions, which, I know I am not going to be reading because this is kinda self explanatory and last but not least, is this little plastic lid.
When you’re done washing your clothes and you’re ready to spin dry, you just put your clothes in here and you’re supposed to push it down and make sure that the clothes are in the middle so your machine is not rocking back and forth.
At the top, you do have a water inlet, this is where you are going to take that tube and connect this to your kitchen faucet to collect water on this side. Now, the wash time, it does go in threes, so three, six, nine, twelve and the max is fifteen. And if you need to completely shut it off, you just take your timer and twist it all the way and it will automatically stop the machine.
The middle knob is going to have soft, normal and drain. So, the normal is for the normal clothes like t-shirts, jeans, anything like that and then just switch it over to soft. That will take care of all your delicate and of course, you have drain. Now, before you use the water side, make sure it is on a normal or soft because that will stop it from draining.
And last but not least, we have another water inlet. I have to read on what this side is for. I know for the dryer. So on the dryer side, it does have one, two, three, four and five minutes and if you need to stop just like on the water side, you turn it back to zero and it will completely stop.
I do have my machine on a little table. Now, the reason why I did this, is because it does have a gravity drainer, so, this little tube right here, you’re gonna have to put it down so that the water can drain and it does have a hook. You can hook it back to the machine while the machine is running for a wash and you’re going to need an area where you do have a plug for it, that’s why, I am really close to my kitchen sink.
So, we’re just gonna take the plug and plug it in up here, and now we’re just going to take the tube, put it up here, so you connect it here. Just take this other end. So, the tube does not fit my sink as you guys see. That’s way too small but it is okay. Let me go get my shampoo hose because I know that will definitely fit and I should be able to bring it close enough for the washer.
Okay, so I have my shampoo hose that I bought from Sally’s not too long ago. It is connected to my sink and what I am going to start off with, is the darks, because I am going to use bleach on my whites and I don’t want it to ruin my clothes. So I’m gonna save that for last and now, we’re just going to turn on the water. As you guys can see, it’s filling it up, now, while this is adding water to the bucket, I’m just going to put a little detergent in it, so I’m just gonna add a little detergent, so that way, I can get some type of suds starting you don’t want to add a whole lot of soap to this because you don’t have to overfill your tub.
All right guys, now, that our wash time is done, what we’re going to do is, we’re going to take the draining hose and I will put it in this little bucket right here. And we’re just going to turn the knob from normal to drain.
And now, all that water coming in here, not all of this is dirty water. This was the dark, so, some of the dye is going to come out of this and once I’m done draining this and putting this actually in the tub, I’m going to add some more cold water to the wash and we’re going to do our recycle.
Okay, so, as you guys can see, we have fresh new water. We’re just gonna close that down and this time, instead of fifteen minutes for the wash, we are going to do maybe about nine minutes for the rinse. Now that the rinse cycle is done, we’re going to repeat like what we did with the wash, to down in the bucket and go from normal to drain.
So our wet clothes are now ready to go into the spin dryer. The spin dryer is going to come with this lid. It needs to be on top when you are spinning it. And from what I have seen on the reviews, you need to make sure that the spin dryer is balanced, so all the clothes can’t be heavy on one side but light on the other side it needs to be equally distributed. So, I’m not going to put all the clothes in this, I’m just gonna maybe put half in now and then once that’s done the other half in later.
Make sure you have your lid and you’re going to push down, lay it down. Now, when you’re doing your spin cycle, just make sure you have your tube down in your bucket and you’re gonna want to have this on drain. And we’re gonna have the spin cycle on for five minutes. While the spin cycle is going, I do wanna show you all why I said you want to wash this out after every wash is because, this part back here is your lint collector and I just want to show you how much lint it collected. It’s easy to take it out, you’re just going to pop this out and then just clean this out and then you’re going to put it back on here and then just pop it back in there.
Okay, so now that our spin cycle is done, I’m just gonna pull it out, lift the plastic part. So, it’s not that bad, my clothes are about 75 percent dry, so, what I am going to do is I’m just going to put this on my clothing rack to allow them to finish drying which shouldn’t take long, maybe about an hour.
All right everyone, now that it’s been a day later for me washing clothes, the reason why I’m saying a day is because I had more laundry than normal and so I just want to get everything done, but here’s one of my racks that I have my clothes drying on.
These are basically dry and the washer and dryer did hold up very nicely. Now, there is one more thing I wanted to show you all on how I am saving some money, and that is, buying a handheld steamer. Now, when using the steamer, you do have to make sure you don’t put your hands right here because, of course, that’s where the hot steam is going to come out.
Our steamer is ready to go. I’m just taking one of my mom’s shirts and I’m gonna spray it with this Downy wrinkle release. I love the way how this smells and it just helps me get rid of wrinkles in an easier way.
So, I’m just going to lightly mist this shirt. We’re gonna take our steamer and just go up and down removing all the wrinkles. Now, what I also like about using a steamer is that, its multiple ways you can use this. What I normally like to do is keep it at a safe distance away from my face and I will use it as a humidifier or sometimes, I use it in my hair to refresh my hairstyles in the middle of the week.
Now, this isn’t my everyday normal thing, but, if I know I’m going to be wearing a shirt or my mom’s gonna be wearing a shirt the night before, I’ll just use it just to help give it a little extra boost. Now, you all can see some of the wrinkles are gone, the steamer did have a couple of wet spots but it’s okay. It’s just water it will dry up with no issues.
I hope this video convinced you to purchase one of your own. I really do love it. The pros of this product, is the fact, that it is compact and portable. I have the convenience of being able to wash my clothes whenever I want and the fact that it doesn’t really take use a whole lot of water.
Now, the cons about this, is that one, it is a spin dryer which means, you’re not going to get the same effect like you would get with a regular dryer with the heat. So that is why my clothes are hanging up.
Another thing is the fact that you do have manually drain it, So be sure like I had in the video, to have a bucket along with you, and, the fact that i can only do small loads at a time. But, does this mean that I, 100 percent got rid of using a laundry mat? Unfortunately, no, because you also can’t put your winter jackets and big comforters in these machines so, I still will need to use it in the long run.
Hopefully you guys have a good day.
Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine
From the manufacturer:
Our Twin-tub washing machine is perfect solution for doinglaundry in a compact environment. The two tubs, one for washing and one forspin drying will be useful to you. The machine runs off 120v power and willtake up to 10lbs capacity for washing and 6lbs capacity for spinning.
Our machine features a drainage tube which allows you toeasily drain out water. Not only is it effort saving but it is also energysaving. Separate timer control settings for wash and spin operations. Don’thesitate to add it to your cart!
Top load twin tub compact design
Separate timer control settings for wash and spinoperations
Easy to operate, and powerful allows you to simply put inyour load of clothes, fill with water, set the timer and start washing
Our machine features a drainage tube which allows you toeasily drain out water
The washer is perfect for dorms, apartments, condos, motorhomes, RV’s, camping and more
Effort and energy saving
When you turn on the water you have to stay by the washerto watch it because it does not stop filling with water by it self
Color: Gray and White
Material: ABS+ PP
Dimension: 24.8″L×15″ D×28.5″ H
Net Weight: 29.3 Lbs
Wash Capacity: 11Lbs
Spin Capacity: 6.6Lbs
Spinner Power: 140W
Length of inlet pipe: 44.5″
Length of drain pipe: 20.5″
Package Include:1× washing machine
Warm Reminder: We may doling leaking test beforepackage, some water may leave inside the machine, just wash inside before firstusing, if you have any problem, please feel free to contact us by the email,our customer service will reply to you within 24 hours.