ECO BALLS rant…sort of
Well I love these dopey little things, they clean the clothes well and seem to get rid of that filmy thing that can happen when you overdo the chemical aspect of laundry. THE PROBLEM with these things and here is where I get a bit PO’ed, you can not open and close them and this is neccessary. This is a defective aspect and many many people had this problem., so HSN shoulda intervened so they didn’t pawn these things off on their friends across the pond. Now, I am trying to refill them and impossible to open. My hands are stiff, this hurts. This is not the customers responsibility and this is taking a bite out of my time.
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I’m not sure what this post is doing in Kitchen & Food but oh well.
I have 2 of the Ecoeggs and am happy with them. I have no problems opening them. You just have to press the button in and twist the two halves. Just make sure you twist it the right way, counterclockwise to open, clockwise to close. They are not supposed to be easy to open, otherwise they may open by themselves in the wash.
I actually don’t use mine in a washing machine. I do all my laundry manually. The Ecoegg is great for this because they don’t get all sudsy like traditional detergent, which means I only have to do one “rinse cycle”.
May I ask how you do it manually? I am researching and looking for some alternative laundry methods. THANKS.
I use the Breathing Mobile washer, a blue plunger looking thing. I definitely recommend the deluxe model with the “Y” handle.
I fill a 5 gal Home Depot bucket halfway with water, drop in an Ecoegg, then put some clothes in and plunge away. That’s the wash cycle.
Then I empty the bucket, refill halfway with clean water, this time without the Ecoegg, add the clothes and plunge again. This is the rinse cycle.
To dry, I try to squeeze out as much water as I can out of the clothes by hand, then I drop the clothes into my Nina Soft Spin Dryer to get out the remaining water. It’s amazing how much water the spin dryer gets out. The clothes are still damp when I take them out. I just hang them up to dry. If I do my laundry in the evening, they are totally dry by next morning.
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