I bought this little gadget as I am moving into a small flat that doesn't have a washing machine and I can't afford to buy one. I had a look at a few other portable machines but decided on this one as the price seemed reasonable for the product. It has arrived a DAY EARLY - WOOO! And I have tested it this morning. Airing on the side of caution I just threw in pants and socks (about a weeks worth for two people), a vest top, a couple of tea towels. It says to use handwash, but I used liquid detergent but mixed it with hot water before pouring in and it did the trick. Everything has come out smelling lovely, looks clean - the only thing is that you need to wring the items, but I don't mind doing that.
So if you go caravanning for long periods of time, or have a small flat - even if your washing maching breaks down and it will be a while before you can replace it - get this - it really is brilliant! The wash settings are gentle or standard and the timer goes up to 15 minutes (if you need a longer wash, just put it on again!). And it came with washing balls and a delicates wash bag! VERY VERY IMPRESSED!