Believe it or not, portable washers are all the rage for small dorms, apartments, and more importantly, RVs and mobile homes. They\u2019re compact, typically weighing at or less than 50 lbs, and wash clothes at a reasonable rate. If that interests you, the best washing machine might be the hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine, with its 5 wash cycles, stainless steel drum, and space saving design.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine Review\r\nFeaturing 5 wash cycles, a stainless steel drum, and a compact design\u2014the hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine pairs great in someone\u2019s dorm or RV. For much larger washing machines, read our review on the GE GTW750 washing machines - Alexa integrated for smart functions.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine makes some great choices in its performance. It uses a stainless steel drum to help clean clothes further (prevents rust, too). And with 5 different wash cycles, you don\u2019t run the risk of ruining your favorite clothes. That\u2019s great and all\u2014but you\u2019re limited to 6 lbs of wash each load.\r\n\r\nWe felt the Panda Compact Washing Machine performed just slightly better. It handles two more pounds than the hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine, and has 6 wash cycles instead of 5. The Panda Compact Washing Machine is $75 more, however.\r\nDesign\r\nSince the hOmeLabs 1.0 Cu Ft Portable Washing Machine suffers a bit in the performance department, its best feature has to be its design. Its dimensions are 17.7 x 18.1 x 31.5 inches, so only taking up 0.9 cubic feet of space. A cubic foot of space is a minimalist\u2019s dream. It's a top loader; clothing goes in at the top. It\u2019s very easy to use with the LED display, providing options for washing and spin cycles. You can connect it to a nearby faucet or fill it up at the top. Just make sure you fill it to the required water level, not under or over.\r\nValue\r\nWhat we found most difficult was the value behind the hOmeLabs Portable Twin Tub Washing Machine. At times it has good value, and other times it\u2019s okay. Its performance is good, but hindered by a small load capacity. And its stainless steel drum really helps to clean clothes, not to mention 5 different washing programs. On that front, it has great value.\r\n\r\nWhile it isn\u2019t expensive compared to other portable washing machines, it isn\u2019t the best choice. The Super Deal Portable Twin Tub and Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub are among the best portable washing machines, with the Giantext being a washer\/dryer combo.\r\nhOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine Review Wrap Up\r\nRegardless of the hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine\u2019s shortcomings\u2014limited to 6 lbs of laundry\u2014it\u2019s still a good washer. Sure, better options are available, but this only applies to individuals already equipped with a dryer. In return, you get a solid compact washer with 5 wash cycles, capable of being plugged into your nearest faucet.