So recently the husband and I have been thinking about what things would we possibly need in the camper besides the normal cooking stuff, bath stuff, bedding and basic necessities and we thought about quite a few things but here are the 3 items we picked up from Amazon and we are here to give you our take on them.
- Best Choice Products Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine and Spin Cycle w/hose 13lb. Capacity
- Home Small/Mini Dehumidifier for 1200 cu. ft. (150 sq. ft.), Energy Efficient, Quiet Safe w/16 oz. Capacity
- Zookki Essential Oil Diffuser, 200 ml Ultrasonic Aromatherapy w/adjustable Mist, 8 color LED, auto shut-off, Wood Grain
First off, I know you’re thinking why did we purchase a dehumidifier but also a diffuser and here’s why. There are going to be times when we need the diffuser for allergy reasons or other “smelly” reasons and the dehumidifier we all know will be used when we feel the moisture in the camper needs to be taken care of, in no way will we be using them at the same time, that would defeat the purpose, of course. I do have to say that I’ve always been into essential oils, making my own all natural body products so the diffuser for me, is a must have, even if only used once in a while. Can tell you that, if you do Yoga or any kind of mediation/relaxation things, this is also a good item to have.
Now, on to our review, starting with #1.
Portable Washing Machine / Spin Cycle – WE LOVE IT! We tried it out with 3 small loads, hence, we divided one full load into 3, since the machine only has a 13 lb. capacity but using this was a piece of cake, yes I am telling you the truth. I have to say that after the first load which consisted of: 5 pairs of socks, 2 pair of undies, 1 pair of sweatpants and 2 sweat shirts and 1 t-shirt, it seemed to wash better than our regular more expensive washing machine.
There are dials at the top, we set it to wash for 15 minutes, there is also a water inlet with hose to attach to your sink or where ever you choose, to put in the water and put in a small amount of detergent. You drain it once it’s done, put more water back in an run it again to RINSE the clothes, do not add detergent here of course. Once the cycle is done, you will then move the clothes over to the 2nd bay area or the Spin cycle, you can add water to this as well but usually the Rinse cycle takes care of all the soap leaving the clothing. Set your Spin and go! Let me tell you this machine is powerful! Of course you can let the spin cycle go till done, or you can watch the water hose to see if water is still coming out. Now I will say it doesn’t dry your clothes but it does a darn good job of getting all the water out, that I felt like some of the clothes were almost dry, especially the socks.
This is perfect if you only need to wash a few things or have one full load and time on your hands, better than sitting in the laundromat that’s for sure and if you’re with full hookup, that’s another plus. The size is decent, not too big and not too small, fits in the shower area of our camper so no need to worry about storage.
Our final review: 2 THUMBS UP! Roberto & Tracy Approved.
Review #2 – Home Small/Mini Dehumidifier – Smaller than I thought it was going to be but is a decent size for a camper, the water collection tank is also a decent size, we plugged it and noticed within an hour or so we had a few droplets of water in there BUT it wasn’t a really hot day and we hadn’t spent much time in the camper that day, but I can say it works and it also is pretty quiet. Went back to check it a few hours later and it had a little bit more water in the tank but again, a windy not so warm day maybe in the low 50’s, but it does work even without much humidity, as for now we give this 2 thumbs up.
Review #3 – Zookki Essential Oil Diffuser – Small in size but pretty to look at and the tank inside isn’t as small as I thought it would be, this baby works perfectly! I added the water, a few drops of essential oils and turned on the lighting effect and immediately I could smell the difference, Roberto even commented on how well it worked and so fast too! The colors are soothing and the mist is the perfect amount. There are several options such as multi color changing, single color or no color and same with the mist, 30 seconds on / 30 seconds off, continuous or not at all. Another 2 thumbs up from Roberto & Tracy!
So there you have it out opinion on 3 products, purchased from Amazon that we felt we would need during our adventures, and we are glad we made the purchases. Is there a product you would recommend? Let us know in the comments below or on our facebook post.