BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W: The Best Portable Washing Machine
BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W: The Best Portable Washing Machine



Capacity: 0.9 cu. ft.

Body Dimensions: 17.7” x 18.1” x 31.5”

Type: Top Load

Programs: Heavy, Gentle, Normal, Rapid, and Soak


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  • The best portable washing machine combining a washer and spinner in one compact body.
  • Very compact and won’t consume too much space in the laundry area.
  • Only requires cold water.
  • The child-friendly feature halts any of the processes when the cover is open.
  • Comes with a built-in lint filter.
  • Setup of the unit is easy and fast.
  • The control panel is intuitive and has big buttons.
  • One of the cheapest top-load compact washing machines.

Full Review:

Front-load washing machines can be a good investment but they can cost quite a lot and consume too much space in your laundry area. For small homes, portable washing machines are ideal. They are commonly available in top-load models just like BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W, the best portable washing machine of 2021.

body dimensions of BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W portable washing machine
Despite the compact body of BPWM09W, it can clean your clothes faster than the front-load models.

Unlike other units our SolidSmack Household Appliance and Tool Research Team have tested before, BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W only comes with a total capacity of .9 cu. ft. This allows it to be as compact as possible with dimensions measuring 17.7” x 18.1” x 31.5”. Despite its size, however, it can be as powerful as other bigger top-load washing machines in the market.

control panel of BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W portable washing machine
The control panel of BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W is very intuitive and has a digital display and big buttons.

It offers ample controls from its 5 cycle programs including Heavy, Gentle, Normal, Rapid, and Soak. While it is no question that its Heavy and Normal programs can give you a truly satisfying performance, its Rapid program exceeded our reviewers’ expectations. With only 19 minutes in this cycle, the washing machine was able to remove the stains we applied on fabrics.

tub of BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W portable washing machine
The tub of BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W spins at 900 RPM to extract the excess water in clothes.

On the other hand, apart from its Wash and Rinse modes, it also has a Spin mode that will deliver 900 RPM. In our test for a combination of clothing items made of thick and thin fabrics, the clothes came out damp-dry (especially in shirts). We also love the model’s Automatic Imbalance Detection that aids in the spinning of clothes and prevents the wobbling of the tub. This can also explain the quiet performance of the machine regardless of the mode selected.

It is also the best portable washing machine in terms of convenience. Besides the intuitive controls, the overall setup and usage of BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W is a dream. It is a plug-and-play model with wheels on one side for easy mobility and it only uses cold water to function. Once the hose is attached to a spigot and the power cord is plugged, it can work instantly. Just select the water level you need and it will automatically do the job for you. The same goes for its Rinse mode. As a plus, it even comes with a 24-hour delay start time feature!


How many pounds of clothes can BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W hold?

  • The BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W can handle approximately 3.5 pounds of clothes in each cycle.

Does the unit come with a fill hose and faucet adapter?

  • Yes, the package of BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W comes with a fill hose, faucet adapter, and other accessories you need.

Can you use BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W for hot water?

  • The BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W is designed just for cold-water use.

Does the BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W have a dryer?

  • Instead of a dryer, the BLACK & DECKER BPWM09W has a spinner feature that spins clothes at high RPM to extract excess water from clothes.

Santi Bongco is an editor at SolidSmack which is the leading site for 3D CAD, robots, cool product designs, and other technologies. For the past seven years, he taught robotics and developed innovative 3D printer ideas with his students. He also helped in developing some innovative digital ideas and products for various digital marketing businesses and big companies in Asia. Now, aside from exploring buffet restos in California, he enjoys leading groups of our in-house experts in trying some of your favorite products and electronic brands to write insightful reviews for you. PS: He loves reviewing appliances and taking them home to personally ‘try’ them.