We like the idea of the Wash Wizard. The thought of never having to use laundry detergent again is an exciting prospect. However, looking online for Wash Wizard reviews shows a mixed bag of results. Some people say it's great, while others complain that it's a waste of money. Who's right?
We decided to give the Wash Wizard a review ourselves to see what the fuss is about with this new-age laundry system. You might find the results surprising, so make sure you hold off on your purchase until you finish reading these Wash Wizard reviews.
Wash Wizard is a new laundry system designed to help you do away with traditional laundry detergents. The Wash Wizard is a plastic ball, with perforations on the side to allow water to enter the chamber. Inside the Wash Wizard, you find a set of bioceramic balls.
The Wash Wizard ceramic balls don't contain any detergent. Instead, they change the pH of the water in your washer. It's through this change in pH that Wash Wizard works to clean your clothes. They claim that your laundry comes out clean, without the use of powder or softener.
However, because the Wash Wizard laundry balls don't work with any detergent, your clothes come out of the washer with a neutral smell. The company claims that this product is the ideal laundry solution for people with sensitive skin.
If you get eczema flares when you switch washing powder, then the Wash Wizard will ensure you never have to deal with a rash or skin irritation from your laundry. It's a handy laundry accessory, and we think this new system has some merit.
After assessing the Wash Wizard, and reading through some Wash Wizard reviews online, we decided to place an order and give it a try for ourselves.
We were all pumped up and excited to see if the Wash Wizard lives up to its claims of spotlessly clean laundry without the use of detergent. After receiving our Wash Wizard, we through it in the top loader with our weekly laundry run.
After the spin cycle finishes, we're eager to unpack the washer and check the results. We ran the machine at our normal temperature and wash cycle, and the results were terrible. Our favorite jersey had a small red wine stain on it from the weekend (myself and my husband were at a friend's for dinner, and I laughed too hard at a joke). The Wash Wizard didn't even make a dent in the stain. The rest of the clothes came out clean, but we found ourselves missing the perfumed fragrance of our favorite softener on our clothes.
To top off the experience, it seems like the ball snagged on our favorite jacket's buttons. The buttons must have put some serious pressure on the Wash Wizard because we found cracks in the ball's plastic housing.
That's not something we want to see. The small cracks in the ball can catch on clothes, pulling out fabrics. Wash Wizard claims that the product protects you from this sort of thing – not encouraging at all.
We decided to see if it was just the Wash Wizard dealing with this issue – and it turns out it is an issue with this product. There were dozens of Wash Wizard reviews online talking about the same thing.
To test apples against apples, we purchased the "Laundry Masher". This system is almost identical to the Wash Wizard, using the same design and bioceramic balls. We didn't expect much from the test, but the results were surprising.
After one wash at the same temperature and time as the initial Wash Wizard test, we pulled the clothes out of the dryer, with completely different results. The wine stain on our jersey was gone, and the clothes looked cleaner, especially the whites.
The Laundry Masher ball seems like it features a stronger plastic because there was no damage to the ball during the wash. Overall, it looks like the detergent-free concept works, but the Wash Wizard is a rubbish product that doesn't live up to the hype.
If you're looking for a detergent-free solution, we recommend going with the Laundry Masher instead.
The Wash Wizard is around the size of a softball, featuring design and construction with blue plastic.
If you want to purchase the Wash Wizard, you have options for a single unit, or you can buy them in packs of two, three, and five Wash Wizards. The ball weighs a few ounces, and its lightweight design might be its downfall.
Supposedly, the Wash Wizard reduces your laundry costs to 4-pennies a cycle. However, our overall impression with the ball is that there is no way it can sustain even 5-washes without falling apart.
What are the Pros and Cons of Using Wash Wizard?
After running through our Wash Wizard reviews, it's evident that this product is all hype. The Wash Wizard failed to clean our clothes, and might even damage them with future washes. We like the idea of detergent-free laundry, but the Wash Wizard is not the solution we're looking for to solve this problem.
However, it seems like the concept works. The Laundry Masher did the job of removing stains were the Wash Wizard failed miserably. The ball didn't experience any damage in the wash, and our bedsheets look a brilliant white.
We recommend avoiding the Wash Wizard. It's a waste of money, and you'll feel cheated when pulling your first load out of the washer. If you're interested in a detergent-free laundry solution, we recommend picking up the Laundry Masher instead.