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Oxygen Bleach

POWDERED OXYGEN BLEACH PRODUCTS OXICLEAN , OXY-BOOST,  CLOROX OXYGEN ACTION, STAIN SOLVER,  OXYGEN8, WHITE WAVE,  AJAX,  DECK AND SIDING BRIGHTENER,  ETC. AN OVERVIEW......(Updated 8/23/02)IntroductionBy now many of us are familiar with powdered oxygen bleaching products seen in stores or advertised on television.  They range from "Tide with Bleach" to "OxiClean" to "Ajax Oxygen Bleach Powder Cleanser" to "Wolmans Deck and Siding Brightener".  While these unique cleaners and stain removers have been around for years it is only recently that they have come into prominence in the consumer market. At The Laundry Alternative, we want to provide you with informative washing solutions from the SuperPop Washing Machine to types of detergents. This page attempts to look at these products and give you an overview as to what they are, how they work and how they are used. (more…)

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Laundry Detergent Tablet

What is a laundry detergent tablet? Laundry detergent tablets contain laundry detergent and are designed in a convenient to use form. Instead of having to lug around a bottle or box of detergent, you can just take a small, lightweight tab or two. Most industry experts agree that laundry detergent tablets have not fared very well in the US market yet. (more…)

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How to Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires

Very few people realize the danger of clothes dryer fires. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent setups. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year. In some cases faulty appliances are to blame, but many fires can be prevented with proper dryer venting. (more…)

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Apartment Appliances

Don't Be Limited By Your Small SpaceOften apartment living comes with small spaces that can’t accommodate washers and dryers. At The Laundry Alternative, we have just the thing for you. From our stock you can find a portable washer and dryer that are perfect for apartment living!Apartment Challenges and Our SolutionsIf you've moved into an apartment with no washer or dryer, our small apartment appliances are the perfect solution. (more…)

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Camping Appliances

Laundry can quickly become a nuisance while camping — plus, money adds up when you have to go to the laundromat. And if choose to hand wash, you’ll likely spend a lot of time and energy (and you’re RV will be covered in wet clothes).But these aren't your only options for washing and drying clothes on the road or out in the wilderness. Instead, you can opt for The Laundry Alternative’s convenient camping appliances like a portable washer and dryer. (more…)

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Apartment Size Washer and Dryer Videos

The Laundry Alternative presents videos of our products to give you a better idea of what our mini washing machines and portable clothes dryers are capable of! Spin Dryer, portable clothes dryer: Solaris+, fold up and portable clothes dryer: Vapper portable clothes dryer: The WonderWash, portable washing machine:

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Our Products are Environmentally Conscious Too

A Nature-Friendly Alternative to Conventional Washers and Dryers A commitment to the environment can be difficult sometimes, especially when it comes to laundry. Even if you want to do the right thing, appliance companies don't make it easy on you. Your choices are washers and dryers that use exorbitant amounts of water and energy, even when you choose an Energy Star model. You might even resort to hand washing and line drying all of your clothes, which is time consuming and cumbersome. (more…)

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Mini Ultrasonic Washing Machines

Ultrasonic washing machines use ultrasound and a cleaning solvent (or in some cases just water) to clean items such as jewelry, medical instruments, watches, glasses, electronics and more. Ultrasound machines uses cavitation bubbles, which are created by the high frequency sound waves.In addition to being very gentle, ultrasound is also able to penetrate into nooks and crannies and thus clean difficult to reach areas. (more…)

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Portable Washing Machine from the Future

The Maglev washing machine by Jakub Lekes is a stunningly beautiful portable washing machine from the future. Not only is the design brilliant, so is the concept. It utilizes the same principles that maglev trains use, i.e. using magnets to suspend and hold the inner drum in place. As a result, the circular inner drum offers 2 major advantages: (more…)

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Laundry Room Etiquette or Why Should Get Your Own Portable Washer & Dryer

Reading through the posts on laundry room etiquette at http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/on-shared-laundry-...it really hit home in 2 ways:Doing laundry in many shared laundry facilities is a hassle and wastes a great deal of time;As a company specializing in portable washing machines and dryers, we are definitely in the right business!Some of the main issues with laundry room etiquette include: (more…)

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Why Your Front Load Washer Smells

Treehugger has an excellent article on issues with front loading washing machine odors. It's a well-known issue, not to most consumers but to industry experts. There is some debate on the causes, but the main ones appear to be:  US consumers not used to using front load washers. For example, one of the ways to reduce risk is to leave the door open after use. (more…)

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Cheap Washer and Dryer Alternative

An washer dryer typically costs well over $600 and many cost over $1000. However, we have two unique, cheap washer and dryer alternatives that cost under $200 each including shipping. Our Wonderwash counter top washerWashes a 5-lb. load super clean in just a couple of minutes.Only $42.95Has a patented pressure system that forces detergent into the fabric at high speed for a fast, efficient, economic and very easy wash (more…)

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