Nov 24, 2019
I bought this July 2019 and waited to write a review because I wanted to be honest about whether it worked or not. Yes it does! I feel it is gentler on clothes and cleans just as well as electric washing machines. I located it in an extra walk in shower in our house and which makes it convenient to drain it. I also recycle the rinse water in the warmer month for use outside.
I LOVE THIS MACHINE
Jun 21, 2018
I have been using my washer and wringer every day since it came about 3 weeks ago. Great exercise for me.....but also there are many other benefits. I am hardly using any laundry detergent....about 3 tablespoons of liquid per load. Water usage has also gone down alot from my electric washer. But really why I wanted to write this second review was because I have been asked a few times "how much laundry can you get into a load". Here is my example: 4 bath towels, 1 hand towel, 2 wash clothes, 3 med adult tee shirts, 4 pairs underpants, 3 pairs med adult shorts, 1 nightgown, 2 bras and 2 pair of socks. Yep that was all in one load and it all comes clean. Amazing machine.
Wish the wringer I ordered at the same time had come in the same box with the washer.
Jun 10, 2018
I have to say this is a great product. I just got it on Friday....still waiting for the wringer I ordered at the same time. Hey Lehmans folks dont you think that you should just put the two in the same box? It seems like a waste to ship the two separately to me. There was plenty of room in that box for the wringer I ordered too. As stated in earlier reviews the instructions could be better. But the machine is truly great. Just wish I had the wringer I ordered at the same time.
May 25, 2018
I absolutely Love this washing machine! I have been using it for 3 months. My clothes come out cleaner, and may I add dryer, than when I was using an automatic washer. I do agree with the reviewer that said they wished the wringer was a little wider to allow for blankets to go through better. I hope the manufacturer will consider making a wider model wringer - that would be great! However, the machine itself is absolutely awesome! I bought this for three reasons. First, when my automatic broke down last February I began shopping for another. I looked at the new prices and read reviews from lots of people fed-up with the new electronic models that make the decisions on how much water they are going to use to wash your clothes, lock the lid after machine starts, poor quality, and they break down after awhile. When one woman was so frustrated with the new automatics that she wrote she would rather wash her clothes on a rock in the creek, that decided it for me. At least my old automatic was still the type you could select the water level and open the lid after the machine started. Unfortunately the older machines are just that - getting older and not guaranteed how long they will still run. This automatic lasted about a year and a half. Secondly, I considered the exercise. After trying unsuccessfully to stay on an exercise regime for 40+ years, I thought what better way to ensure I do it this time because let's face it - I have got to have clean clothes! And it's working! Thirdly, it doesn't hurt to be a little prepared incase of power or grid failure. At least I will still have clean clothes! All said and done - I feel I made the right choice for me. I am extremely happy with the purchase. The construction is great quality. You will not go wrong with this purchase.
Washer with wringer
Jul 10, 2017
I love this washer. It is easy to use, easy to move, works great with excellent construction and cleans clothes with very little effort. I love the wringer, but I wish it was a little wider to accommodate large blankets. I was a little disappointed with the assembly instructions and the pre-drilled holes did not line up like they are supposed to, but it was fairly easy to correct. This is a wonderful alternative to electric, computerized models that always seem to be breaking down or have so many requirements that you can't get your clothes washed the way you want. Now you have complete control over how, when and where your clothes are washed without the aggravation of fighting with a pre-programmed machine. I set my washer outside next to the clothes line when I am washing and bring it back indoors when I am finished. It is very light and portable so you can move it anytime, anywhere. I can not imagine ever going back to an electric model after using this washer!
Better than I had dared expect
Aug 12, 2016
I love my washing machine. I had expected all sorts of problems, clothes that did not come completely clean, the wringer breaking buttons and zippers as well as a lot of physical effort. What I got was a gentle workout on my upper body while listening to a book on tape and clothes that are cleaner than they get in the washing machine. Completely recommend this and consider it money well spent.
Dec 19, 2015
We bought this as an alternative to the normal wash process. I work in a power plant and honestly love NOT using electricity at home. This is easy to use and does a good job from what we have seen so far. We are still sorting out the best way to use it indoors for filling and draining the water, but it's enjoyable either way. We bought a folding rack while visiting Lehman's and set it in front of our wood stove to help dry the clothes. We have a small fan on the stove that is powered by the heat, and that helps move air across the clothes to dry them more effectively. Expensive? Yes. But this is one step closer for those who enjoy being self sufficient, wish to be off grid, or just to be able to have clean clothes when the power goes out. I like having options, and this gives me them. It really is fun and easy to use!
Sep 12, 2014
PERFECT! The nanny's at Maison de Enfants de Dieu will love using their new washer. It is so perfect, I ordered them a second one!
Sep 23, 2011
I love the machine. It works great and gets clothes clean with very little effort. It would be helpful if the instructions told you where the bolts go. This took a little figuring. I also had a slight problem with one set of holes not lining up on the wringer end of the machine and had to drill it out slightly to make the bolt go in. I see one customer had trouble with the wringer not working correctly. I had the same problem and discovered that the trouble was that the top roller had locked up on either end. It was a simple matter to pop the top off of the wringer (press down on the tabs with a flat-head screwdriver and lift up) then apply a little soap or wax to the wooden thingies so the metal rod will turn free. This was the only reason I failed to give the washer a five. Otherwise I am very happy with it. I live in a hurricane prone area and have gone as many as six weeks without power. I'm ready for such inconveniences now.
Aug 13, 2011
I *love* my washer! It gives a great workout, gets the clothes very clean, and is just plain fun to use when you have good tunes to sing along with. It takes me about 45 minutes to do two loads. The kids do their laundry and count it towards PE!
Aug 11, 2011
I purchased the Lehman's Hand Washer several years ago. It is easy to use and cleans the laundry better than electric machines. I love doing laundry with the Lehman's Hand washer. It is my time to get away from everything and think as I rock the agitator from side to side. It really is very relaxing and I do enjoy using the wringer. After the laundry is done I don't have painful back spasms like I did when i used my scrub board. Now don't get me wrong a scrub board is fun to use and gets clothes clean but using this machine is so much easier and saves a lot of time. If you have electricity you will save a lot on your electric bill by washing the laundry with this machine. If you don't have an electric washing machine then you will appreciate the labor saving wringer. Either way you will appreciate how clean this machine gets your laundry, even dirty jeans and gardening clothes. The Lehman's Hand washer is one of the best purchases I have ever made.
Oct 1, 2010
Overall I feel this washer is of excellent quality and works well. Here are a list of my pros and cons thus far: Pros - Gets the laundry cleaner than my old washer - Agitator is easy to use and moves freely - Is well built Cons - VERY poor assembly instructions - The drain should be sloped to allow all the water to drain out - Washer sits a little too low with its current assembly, which makes using the wringer tiresome from bending over (I'm only 5'3) If the few cons were to be ironed out, this could easily be a 5 star washer. I use this washer for all my washing and currently have a family of 3.
Sep 2, 2010
we have a summer house without electricity and laundry was a problem until I bought this Hand washer. I was pleased to see that even bed sheets fit easily in the tank. I leave the device outdoor, put the laundry in the morning and all day, any member of the family passing by agitates it a bit. The kids simply love it.
Jun 25, 2010
I love this machine. It truly gets clothes clean, much cleaner than my electric washing machine. I have been using this washer for a few years and have been very happy with its performance.