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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 09:52 PM

8. The washer is called a Wonder washer I think.

It really isn't hard at all. I have a shelf in my shower and I just put it there. I load it up, turn it for 30 seconds in one direction, 30 seconds in the other direction, go about my business for an hour, turn it for 30 and 30 again, and then let it drain, then rinse it twice (let it drain, fill it again, turn it 10 times in each direction, let it drain again.) There is a little conduit so you can put it next to the sink and drain it into the sink. The crank turns really easily.

Don't ask me how it works, but there is some vacuum action in there that makes the stuff come out clean. I've noticed that sometimes whites look dingy when they come out of the washer, but then after I put them through the spinner they're bright white.

Here's my link for the soap: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/02/no-grate-homemade-laundry-soap.html

It uses dish soap instead of needing to grate soap into the mixture, so it's easy. You can also put a few drops of essential oil in there if you like. For summer, I'm using lavender and lemon, which smells great.

Edited to add: I think it's actually easier on the clothes than the washer. This isn't the old fashioned wringer washer, it's a capsule that you rotate to agitate the water.

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