|A medium sized compaction, the Haier HLP21N is a portable washing machine suited to your little urban apartment. Heavy-duty casters of this Haier portable washing machine let you move it speedily to the sink faucet. Dump the sauced t-shirts and the muddy jeans into the 1-cubic foot stainless steel tub of this Haier washing machine that can hold up to 6-3/5 pounds of laundry. This Haier portable washing machine has electronic controls with LED indicators to select wash settings. Between heavy, normal and quick wash cycles of this Haier washing machine, you make a choice of the one required for your soiled clothes. The Haier HLP21N signals when the cycle is complete.|
|Tub Material||Stainless Steel|
|Weight Capacity||43 lb|
|Preset Wash Cycles||3 Wash Presets|
|Capacity||1 cu ft|
|Spin Speed||740 rpm|
|Annual Energy Consumption||214 kWhrs|
|Water Levels||3 Levels, Automatic|
|Washer Features||Gas Dryer, Load Sensor|
|Extra Settings||Extra Rinse, Extra Rinsing, Super Quick|
|Control Panel Features||Electronic Touch, End-of-Cycle Signal, Time Remaining Indicator|
Average review score based on 22 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I live in an apartment building that had replaced the old washers in the laundry room with machines that only have one rinse cycle. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and even with using the most sensitive detergent, I need TWO rinse cycles per load. After a year of asking the building management to change/reprogram at least one of the machines, to no avail, I gave up and began looking for a portable unit that is small enough to 'hide' when I need to (shhhhh!). ;)
This portable washer is perfect. I hook it up to the kitchen sink and do laundry a couple of evenings a week. The loads need to be small, especially when you are dealing with fleece. I run it through "Fast Wash" cycle once, and then run it through "Rinse-Spin" cycle afterwards -- perfect. I then hang the clean clothes (with hangers) to dry on a rack.
The only items that I need to do in the building laundry are bedding and bath towels, which are too large or heavy for the little machine, but I save those items for a once-a-month wash/dry downstairs.
The unit is energy and water efficient, so it doesn't spike my utility usage. And my skin SOOOO appreciates the extra rinse cycle.
Even when I am able to move from this apartment building, this little washer will be a KEEPER for me!
We live in apartments with no laundry facilities. After dealing with the hassle/cost of going to the laundromat (and creepy men at the laundromat) for several years, I finally did some research and bought this washer. I LOVE IT. It is WELL worth the extra room it takes in our tiny 1 bdrm for the sheer convenience. It holds a surprising amount of laundry too, and works perfectly for the amount my husband and I have. It is even big enough to wash one queen size sheet at a time and light bedspreads, which really surprised me. We have had it about a year now, do 4-5 loads a week on average, and it's held up really well considering it wasn't very expensive. The only thing I ever have to go to the laundromat for now is to wash our winter comforter every so often. Some things that may be useful to know-
1. You have to be careful not to overload it. "Dropping" clothes in, rather than packing them is the best way to avoid this.
2. As someone mentioned, this kind of washer will stretch certain clothes. I've found putting delicates and items made of stretch fabrics in mesh drawstring bags before putting them in the washer solves this issue since the bag won't stretch and protects the item inside. I also put anything with "hooks" or straps (like bras) in the bags to keep them from tangling/making holes in everything else too.
3. Chances are, if you live in a small space with no room for regular laundry hookups, you likely won't have room for a dryer to go with the washer. Air-drying kind of leaves the items (especially towels and linens) very stiff. Putting a small fan under your drying rack for air flow when air-drying clothes indoors really helps with this issue. You'll also want to invest in a good lint brush if you don't have the dryer.
4. Be prepared to sacrifice the aerator on the sink you choose to use this washer with, since the hookup converter is not compatible with them. A small price to pay for a good washing machine, but worth noting.
Overall, the little sacrifices of this being a "portable" washer is more than made up for by the connivence of actually having a washer in a tight space.
I just wish I'd known about these long before I did. I live in an apt. with no washer and dryer hookups and live by myself. I spent every month trying to get a ride to a laundromat. I always stopped at the bank and got $20.00 worth of quarters on the way. In money, even using my electric, it will pay for itself in a year plus no more asking for rides. It does an excellent job keeping up with one person's clothes without ever having to overload it and gets them very clean. A larger family could use it but would probably be washing clothes every day in order to not overload it. Still in one load I put a pair of jeans, two shirts, two sweatshirts and two pair of shorts so it holds more than I thought it would and still get the clothes clean. I just wish it had a place for liquid softener but I could get the kind that goes in a ball if it was that much trouble. I have the 1 Cu ft and couldn't be happier.
Cleans ok, have had better. Nice size. Uses more electric than it states. Low water consumption. Stretches out most clothing so you have to be very careful what you put in it and how much you put in it esp cotton, silk, woven, etc clothing. It is the pulsating action that does this. I would never buy another pulsator again. If you can afford it buy a front loader, they are the best.
I bought this product because I live in an apartment and there is no room for a big washer, and this Hair HLP21n washing machine is absoulutley incredible and I love it. It's a great machine and I as so glad I bought it. It's quiet and washes great. The only thing I don't like about the washer is the hose, I just wish it was a little more flexible and it just takes a little time to drain. Other than that I love it! I guess this compares to other machines that you can wheel it around without hurting yourself. I'm so glad that I bought the machine and I don't need to borrow my sister-in-law washer anymore"