By Andrew Liszewski
I’m having a little trouble seeing why the Laundry Pod is better than just hand washing a couple of garments in your bathroom sink, but as an alternative to using a washing machine when you don’t have enough laundry for a full load, I guess it has merit. If you’ve ever used a salad spinner you pretty much get the idea of how the Laundry Pod works, and except for a larger capacity and a handy drainage tube, I don’t really see a difference between them.
The Laundry Pod can handle up to 6 garments at a time, presumably a mix of larger and smaller items, and once you’ve filled it with water and detergent you simply have to turn a crank on top for 2 to 3 minutes to clean a single load. The same process is done for rinsing, minus the detergent, and then once again for the ‘drying’ mode which is really just for wringing out as much water as you can before hanging them to dry. It’s probably a lot more useful when camping or traveling as a means to clean clothes between visits to a laundromat, and is expected to be available sometime in the late Spring.