Best Hand Clothes Wringer
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92 of 93 found the following review helpful:
Bought it after Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey Nov 08, 2012
By Brian E. Roscher
When hurricane Sandy hit the NJ area, our power went out for days. As I am writing this review, I still know many people whose power is still out. We wand up having to wash our clothes by hand and having to hand wring them. It was an activity that was fun for our young kids and it gave us something constructive to do. When it came to the wringing out the clothes part, the kids fled. Wringing out the clothes was a job and a half and I still didn't do it properly as some towels took many days to dry on the clothes line. In addition, the residual detergent aggravated the skin on my hands. That is why I bought this wringer. When you think of "Made in America", you think of something that costs more but is made with real quality. This wringer exceeded my quality expectations. It is like a Sherman tank. Very solid. It looks and feels like it will still be working for many generations to come.
If you want to be prepared for a prolonged power outage and if you want to make sure you get a wringer that won't break when you need it, this is a great device to have handy. It is expensive but you won't be thinking about the money you spent if you need to use it. When I get backup devices, like this, I want great quality stuff that isn't going to break when I need it.
118 of 126 found the following review helpful:
Great Product And A MUST During a Long Term Critical Incident Feb 06, 2011
If you have tried hand wringing wet clothes, than you know its a tough burden--and you never reallly can hand wring wet clothes out enough so they will dry in a reasonable time.
After you use this product you will think your prayers have been answered!
My wife and I tested this product before we wouild really need it during a critical incident (extended power outage, EMP strike, etc).
First of all, credits to the Amazon vendor Get Prepared Store as they had the product shipped protected and in excellent condition via UPS. The package came with minor assemblly instructions, as the only tools needed is a flat blade screw driver and plyers.
The Best Hand Clothes Wringer (BHCW) worked perfectly. BHCW ajusts to fit most washtubs--we tried both, a square washtub and an oval washtub. The wringer is fully adjustable to suit the degree of wetness (amount of water squeezed from the clothes) the operator desires. The hand crank turns relatively easy, too.
As stated above, the two (2) clamps on the bottom of BHCW pivot to accomodate most washtubs in thickness and angles--and are relative sturdy and easy to clamp down on the washtub and remove from the washtub. The clamps are designed as to not puncture the mostly flimsy wash tubs they make today.
BHCW is made sturdy and looks built to last. The rollers are made of what looks and feels like a soft-touch, but firm polyurethane material--probably to help protect more delicate clothing.
Working with the Best Hand Clothes Wringer reminded me of days gone by, watching my mother wash our clothes the old fashioned way and using a wringer of similar type.
But the "old fashioned way" may be back sooner than you think.
Are you ready?
81 of 85 found the following review helpful:
Here is a cheaper alternative Aug 19, 2013
Works great but it is really expensive. I want to tell people on a budget about a possible cheaper alternative. Buy a 1 pc Replacement Winger Only for 36 Qt Mop Bucket, Yellow and put it on a 55 gallon steel drum (I got mind secondhand locally for $10). It fits perfectly! This is my emergency clothes washing system. 2 55 gallon drums side by side and one of these clothes wringers on each one. One drum for soapy water, and the other one for rinse water. Get 2 of the Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine) and buy a long broom handle to replace the short handles. If you have two people, the clothes will get done in no time!
22 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Good wringer, not really made to sit out side in the sun May 04, 2013
By Amazon Customer
This does a good job of getting the water out of shirts and personals, but thick jeans with large buttons like button flys is a bit hard.. Also, the plastic is not really standing up to sunlight so well, had better put it away with not in use..
31 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Rusted after first use. Jul 30, 2013
By Dusty C. Hepler
Why would this be made from materials that would rust? And so fast! After the first use, the axle that connects to the crank has rust spots. Kind of an important component to the structure. For the $150, I would think stainless steel, or something rust resistant could have been used. Besides that, the design is good. It is very heavy, which I relate more with sturdy than cumbersome. But rust after the first use?! Seriously? I wasn't buying a toy. Quality materials are of great importance in any product that has to pull it's weight... especially when it's a bit of an investment.
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