Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does The Laundry POD work?
    The Laundry POD is a portable environmentally friendly alternative to conventional washers. First you fill The POD with 4-6 liters of water and just a tablespoon of your favorite detergent. We suggest an eco-friendly detergent. Next you place up to 10 garments in the basket. Now you let the garments soak for a couple of minutes. Once you’ve placed your clothes into The Laundry POD it’s a simple process. Now that all the washing materials are in The POD you just make a few simple rotations of the handle. Just a minute is all it takes to get your clothes clean. The rotation causes agitation and enables the clothes to be scrubbed and cleaned. Drain the water by opening the valve and rotating the handle to extract the dirty water. It’s time for the rinse cycle, just put some clean water in The POD and rotate the handle. Now the clothes are done being cleaned and are ready to be dried. All you have to do is open the valve on the bottom and place the draining tube into the sink. Now rotate the handle again and this will extract most of the water. The spinning will remove the water from the clothing using centrifugal force. The Laundry POD is equipped with easy spinning gears, so doing laundry is simple. The rest of the water will be removed when the clothes are hung up to dry completely.
  2. Does The Laundry POD use electricity?
    The Laundry POD is a washer that uses zero electricity. It only works on you rotating the handle. The Laundry POD works on a 4:1 gear ratio, which means that every time you turn the handle the inside spins four times. This makes it easy for you to turn the handle and get your laundry done faster.
  3. How many articles of clothing can you put in The Laundry POD?
    The Laundry POD can hold up to about 10 regular articles of clothing. Depending on how large the articles of clothing are The Laundry POD could hold more or less items. The Laundry POD is perfect for small and in-between loads of laundry.
  4. How much water does The Laundry POD use?
    The Laundry POD uses only about 1.5 gallons of water during the washing cycle and only about 1.5 gallons during the rinse cycle. In total that’s only about 3 gallons of water while a regular washer uses about 40 gallons of water. When pouring water into The Laundry POD only fill it about half way, there is a line inside to mark where it should be filled to.
  5. How do I fill The Laundry POD with water?
    Once you remove the lid and have placed the selected garments into The Laundry POD then half fill it with water, there is a line inside to mark where it should be filled to. To pour the water into The Laundry POD use any cup to fill The POD to the designated line. Then replace the lid and lock into place before rotating the handle.
  6. Where does the water go once it’s used?
    You can easily drain the used and soapy water with the tube in the base of The Laundry POD into a sink. If you’re using environmentally friendly detergent you can even drain the soapy water into the grass.
  7. How do I drain the soapy or used water from The Laundry POD?
    To drain the used water just open the valve by turning the knob on the base of The Laundry POD. Now uncoil the draining tube and place the tube in the sink. Just simply rotate the handle with the valve still open and the water will drain from The POD.
  8. How much detergent does The Laundry POD use?
    The Laundry POD uses about a fifth of the detergent that you would use in a regular load of laundry. Saving you money on detergent and helping the environment.
  9. What kind of detergent should I use?
    The choice of detergent is yours and yours alone. However we recommend environmentally friendly detergent so the whole washing experience can be completely green.
  10. Which direction should I turn the handle when using The Laundry POD?
    The Laundry POD handle can be turned in either direction. As long as you turn the handle then your clothes will get clean no matter what direction it goes in. This makes The Laundry POD perfect for people who are right-handed or left-handed.
  11. How much effort does it take to turn the handle on The Laundry POD?
    If you fill The Laundry POD with the correct amount of clothing and water then it will be easy to turn the handle. The Laundry POD was designed for easy washing, the handle is set up to rotate the interior basket four times for every one rotation of the handle.
  12. How long does it take to do one small load of laundry in The Laundry POD?
    The whole washing process takes about 10 minutes in total not including the time for hanging drying. That’s much less time than it takes to do a regular load of laundry.
  13. How do I dry my clothes after using The Laundry POD?
    After completing the rinse and wash cycles continue turning the handle with the valve open. This will help to extract as much water as possible. After doing this just place the clothes on a drying rack or a clothesline. Within a few minutes your clothes should be dry.
  14. What should I do after finishing washing clothes in The Laundry POD?
    After using The Laundry POD and you have removed your clothing do not replace the lid. Leave the lid off of The Laundry POD for a few minutes to let the inside dry before replacing the lid.
  15. How much does The Laundry POD weigh?
    The Laundry POD weighs 6.5 lbs when there is nothing inside of it. The light weight makes it easy to move The Laundry POD from one spot in the house to another.
  16. Can I travel with The Laundry POD?
    Absolutely you can travel with The Laundry POD. Since The Laundry POD is lightweight and uses zero electricity so The Laundry Pod is ideal for traveling. Whether that traveling is a short trip on a boat or a month long camping trip The Laundry POD can work anywhere.