If you have decided to live your life on the go or you happen to be so too often — you might find the best portable washing machine to be a pretty handy tool. Depending on where you want to use it and how often you intend to use — there are a few things to consider before making your purchase.

Why do you need the best portable washing machine?

If you are planning on starting a long trip or moving to a caravan — you will need a portable washing machine. Going to the clothes washing service might be sometimes handy, but it is not always available and sometimes ridiculously expensive. Even the best portable washing machine is not so expensive, and in the long-term (few months) it is more cost-effective than using public services.

There are a few things to consider before making your purchase though. What size are you willing to spare for a washing machine? If you are not concerned about the size then going for a standard washing machine is advisable. Otherwise, you have to look into the cycle settings as well. Some come with far too little functions to justify the price. The design and construction are also a bit important, as you can’t fit nicely every portable washing machine with any environment

The energy use is also essential, especially when you are on the go. Some washing machines use way too much power to be cost-effective for the long-term, so be careful. You need to treat your clothes right, but that doesn’t mean you need to pay excess money.

Finding the best portable washing machine is not an easy task. I took a while and a lot of testing to get the right one to fir in my caravan. To help you find your washing machine, I’ve prepared a list with my top five choices.

These are our top five picks for the best portable washing machine:

# Image Brand Price
1 Giantex $240
3 As Seen On TV $65
4 Pyle $140
5 Midea $180


1. Giantex EP23113

  • 1.6 Cubic ft capacity
  • LED Display
  • 10 washing programs
  • 8 water levels
  • Built-in drain pump
  • Automatic imbalance adjustment system

The EP23113 portable washing machine is big enough to hold 1.6 cubic ft of water (or 45 liters). The washing machine is perfect for those with bigger caravans that intend to live in them. It comes with an energy saving feature that makes its operation very cost-effective. The LED display lets you control with ease the washing cycles. There are 10 available pre-set washing programs with change water levels. There are 8 different levels of water available for you to choose from. The device comes with a built-in drain pump and an automatic imbalance adjustment system. Whenever the balance is bad, the machine is going to start shaking and vibrating like crazy. This innovative technology tackles this problem automatically for you.


  • 0.9 Cubic ft capacity
  • Up to 6.6LSB of laundry
  • LED Display
  • 5 washing programs
  • 4 water levels
  • Lid safety function
  • Automatic imbalance adjustment system

The BLACK+DECKER DPWM09W has a much better build and overall quality than the EP23113. Unfortunately, though, it is much more expensive — more than twice. It stores up to 0.9 cubic ft (or 25 liters) of water and can handle up to 6.6LBS (or up to 3KG) of laundry. The LED display makes it easy to change between the five available washing programs and four water levels. The lid safety function does not allow for the device to be functioning while it is open. The integrated automatic imbalance adjustment system makes sure your machine doesn’t decide to dance around.

3. The Wonder Washer

  • 0.35 Cubic ft capacity
  • Fast, 15-minute wash
  • Plug-and-use ready
  • Ultra compact

If you are more of a person on the go — The Wonder Washer is for you. It is very small and compact to use. It stores only 0.35 cubic ft of water which does not allow for you to wash many clothes at a time. To compensate for that, the device does a full wash in 15 minutes. It is super easy and convenient to use — just plug in and start using it right away. It doesn’t require any additional plumbing work in order to function.

4. Pyle PUCWM22

  • 2-in-1 Washing machine and spin-dryer
  • No plumbing required
  • Ultra compact
  • Energy saving

Another great alternative and the best portable washing machine an dryer at one — the Pyle PUCWM22. It comes with two tubs — one for washing the clothes and one for drying them. The device is ultra compact, just like The Wonder Washer. It has energy saving functionality and requires no additional plumbing for installation. It comes with a built-in draining pump for the dirty water and is a perfect companion to anyone on the go.

5. Midea MAR30-P0501GP

  • 0.9 Cubic ft capacity
  • Up to 6.6LBS of laundry
  • 5 washing programs
  • 3 water levels
  • 3 water temperatures

A much cheaper and more stylish portable washing machine reward goes to the Midea MAR30-P0501GP. Pretty long and hard to remember name for a very underrated product. It comes with 0.9 cubic ft water capacity (or 25 liters). It can hold up to 6.6LBS (or up to 3KG) of laundry. The LED display allows you to easily control the washing programs. There are five different washing cycles with three water levels and three temperatures. If you are looking for options — the Midea portable washing offers everything you need. It is so far the best cheap portable washing machine for long-term use.