• Request a Catalog
  • Need Help?

    Live Chat

    The quickest way to get help

    Call Us

    Call us toll free at 1-800-365-1311

    We're available:

    8:30 - 7:00 PM EST Monday - Friday

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday

    Customer Service Center

    Find information on topics such as shipping, order tracking, returns, exchanges, warranties, international orders & more.

    Visit Customer Service Page >

    Have a Suggestion?

    Tell us what products you'd like to see or how we can improve.

    Send us your suggestion >

  • Call us at 1-800-365-1311
Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System
21550c.a.zoom.jpg : 3
Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view #1
  • Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view video
  • Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view #2
    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view #3
    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view #4
    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view #5
    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view #6
    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System view #7

    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System

    No More Cold Baths

    Does your horse tense up in anticipation of another cold bath?
    Insta-Hot takes the stress out of bathing for you and your horse, increasing source water temperature up to 40°F warmer for a comfortable bath.

    Hot Water Anywhere

    No outlet? No problem. Igniter powered by 2 D-cell batteries. All you need is a water source. Use at the barn, horse show, garage, shed, and camper at home or on the road.

    Check out our newest model! Click here to see the Insta-Hot® 2!


    Learn More
    Item Availability Quantity Price

    Insta Hot® System

    #21550
    in stock
    $199.99 $179.99

    Insta Hot® System with Cart

    #23516
    in stock
    $289.98 $212.97

    Insta-Hot® System with Cart & Basket

    #24777
    in stock
    $274.97 $224.97

    Unlimited Hot Water in Seconds!

    Quick & Convenient:

    Set up is quick and hassle-free. Operation is simple. Results are extraordinary. Simply attach a hose from the incoming water source, start the battery igniter, and have hot water instantly. Control knobs regulate water temperature and flow. Rolls easily into your trailer and takes up little space in tack room or wash stall.

    Multiple Applications:

    Features:

    Louvered vent top keeps heating unit clean, protected from falling debris, and creates a draft for efficient combustion - more heat, less gas. Automatic safety shut-off after 20 min of non-use.

    Specifications:

    1.4 gallons of hot water per minute. Increases source water temperature up to 40º F warmer at 1 gallon per minute. Operates off any propane tank. Up to 18 hours use on a standard 20 lbs. tank (not included). Igniter powered by 2 D-cell batteries (not included). Unit measures 12” x 15” x 4” and weighs 10 lbs.

    What’s in the Box:

     
    How it Works

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Insta-HotInsta Hot® Portable Washing System with Cart
     
    4.6

    (based on 306 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (201)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (90)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (57)
    • Easy to use (41)
    • Durable (29)
    • Portable (21)
    • Attractive (12)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (5)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)
    • Low water pressure (3)

    Best Uses

    • Show ring (17)
    • Cold / extreme (14)
    • Working/training (14)
    • Trail riding (13)
    • Pleasure riding (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Horse owner (33), Experienced rider (11), Leisurely rider (7), Professional rider (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (65)

    Reviewed by 306 customers

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not real impressed with temperature of water

    By Vision Quest Appaloosas

    from Fairfield, WA

    About Me Horse Owner

    Pros

      Cons

      • Does not perform as advertised
      • Not recommended during cold winter months

      Best Uses

      • Show Ring

      Comments about Insta-Hot Insta Hot® Portable Washing System with Cart:

      Used this first time during December in Washington state, temps were in the 20s. Hooked it up and insured was working correctly, however, water never warmed up to where could even keep hand under it for more than 30-45 seconds. Went back on line for research and it states that water only warms 20 degrees than current water temp. Based on other reviews, this may work well in warm months at shows but definitely do not recommend use where water temps are below 50. Perhaps the upgraded model would better under those circumstances.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Fast delivery.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing product

      By Stormy

      from Sandy Oregon

      About Me Horse Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System:

          Awesome when you don't have a water heater in your barn

          Service and delivery comments:

          Arrived in a timely fashion in good condition

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would recommend this product to anybody and yes I'd buy

          By Hulanbirdie

          from Oakland Oregon

          About Me Horse Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pleasure Riding
            • Show Ring
            • Trail Riding

            Comments about Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System with Cart & Basket:

            Saw somebody at shodeo they had one of those insta-hot machines and it was kind of cold in there horse was not freezing shaking or anything else. Ask the lady at some questions on Where and she got one and was very interested in having one so purchased one so that my horse wouldn't Shake shiver punch up they never go down cuz it's so cold this was the wonderful thing to purchase for your horse to give a bath in

            Service and delivery comments:

            Package arrived on time in perfect condition easily easily put together works wonderful

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love ❤️ the insta hot and fast shipping

            By Mechelle

            from Missouri

            About Me Experienced Rider

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Insta Hot® Portable Washing System with Cart:

                Love the insta hot my horses are so much easier to clean

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was fast and during Christmas

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a great product!

                By Lynda

                from Burleson, TX

                About Me Professional Rider

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • easy to use anywhere!
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any horse!

                  Comments about Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System with Cart & Basket:

                  THE only con is that the instructions don't mention that the nozzle has to be on with water flowing for the until to work! Once we figured that out it's awesome!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt delivery, easy to assemble and yes, we did contact customer support regarding the above comment and they were VERY helpful! This was a great experience all the way around!

                  Displaying reviews 1-5

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »

                  Do you have questions about this product?

                  Get answers from real customers and in-house experts.

                  34 Questions | 74 Answers
                  Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                  • Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System with Cart & Basket

                    Q:

                    The heater system is not fitting properly on to the cart. We put the heater system on the two protruding pegs of the cart, but it is not secure and wobbles very much. We were wondering if we're missing parts? Was there anything else to secure it besides placing it on the two pegs? Any help on securing it would be appreciated.
                    Asked on 3/21/2018 by Jessica from IN

                    2 answers

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      If there is any problem with the unit not hooking up to the cart properly, contact our Customer Service Staff. The unit should fit securely to the cart.

                      Answered on 3/22/2018 by Anonymous
                    • A:

                      My heater system did the same thing. I chose to find a wide rubber bungee cord with metal S hooks at the end. It goes around the middle of the heater, strapping it to the round tubes behind the mounted heater unit. It works perfectly!  I have attached a photo. 

                      Answered on 3/21/2018 by kathybryan3 from undisclosed
                  • Q:

                    Does the unit retain water within? If so I would be concerned about freezing if keep in an unheated barn.
                    Asked on 11/27/2017 by jerry from upstate New York

                    5 answers

                    • A:

                      Sent from my iPhone
                      It yes it does retain water . I didn't know this last year and mine froze solid and cracked ,( actually we usually do not get freezing weather so I was caught off guard )  I purchased a new one that I am actually taking down today to drain it fully so this does not happen again .It's a great unit tho ! Love it . But in western Oregon we don't deal with below freezing temps very often . So don't know about places who do. 

                      Answered on 11/29/2017 by jcallenw8 from undisclosed
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      If you are in a cold climate, it is best to drain the unit and blow air through to be sure to blow out any water that could be left in the coils. Inside storage is recommended. The unit is lightweight and can be easily transported back and forth to the barn if needed in the cold winter months.

                      Answered on 11/27/2017 by Anonymous
                    • A:

                      Yes, it retains water and it will freeze (and crack/break) if left undrained in the winter.  I drain mine or my husband hangs a light/lamp on it to keep it warm.  Cathy

                      Answered on 11/27/2017 by scholten2 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Hi, Jerry!  No, the unit doesn't retain the water.  Water runs through it while you're using it but once the hose(s) is disconnected, the water drains out.
                      I used mine all Spring and Summer and really like it.  My horses stand better for a warm bath, too.��
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 11/27/2017 by pokeysgt19 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Not sure about within the unit.  I unhook my input hose from the water source with a quick connect as I do with the other hoses in my unheated barn.  I have never had a problem.
                       
                       

                      Answered on 11/27/2017 by fkomar from undisclosed
                  • Q:

                    We show mini horses & they hate cold baths, also have well water which can be pretty cold in early spring. Will this heat water to a comfortable temp for their baths, & stay warm for several (4) baths?
                    Asked on 4/20/2017 by mini owner from Neosho, Mo

                    8 answers

                    • A:

                      Yes! This product is amazing! We washed several big horses and they were SO much happier! It great for in between seasons or is you have to rinse off show horses in the early mornings after the get their white legs green! We put an extra adapter on the hose and then a different adjustable sprayer on ours. Can't believe I went SO long without one! We washed several horses for a show and that included washing , conditioning and whitening. Propane last a very long time. You can always get a second propane tank but don't think you'll need one. They make them with regulators that show how much you have left or you can tell because the tank gets light.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by code3riding26 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Works great and easy to set up! My horse and dogs have enjoyed it!! Hope this helps!!
                      Debbie Parker***.****

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by debparker2003 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes, this has been a great solution . Takes a little getting used to the temp and water adjustments but once you get used to what works for you, it's great. Well worth the money.
                      Launa DesPortes

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by csgaviation from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      It is "on-demand" hot water that heats as it runs with a setting for temp so as long as you use the outgoing water hose that comes with it and don't run the water too fast, you should have plenty of hot water.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by janepipkin10 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      The system works great.. instant hot water. The only issue is if it is in the wind, the unit blows out and you have to shut it off and turn it back on. If your in the barn, it's awesome. I give my yearlings hot baths before the sales and they never shiver or get cold.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by rlscucci from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Love mine, have several horses never a problem giving as many baths as I want any time of year!
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by ridinghorsegirl from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes ! This is a must for bathing your little show horses! The propane last a long time ! You can wash several horses and they are definitely very happy about not having freezing cold water on them in the spring and fall! Very happy with this product. I do recommend getting an extra shutoff connector for hose and your own sprayer.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by code3riding26 from undisclosed
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this unit will work for several baths. This unit is an on demand water heater.

                      Answered on 4/21/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • Q:

                    Can the unit be hung on the side of a building and thus avoid need of the cart?
                    Asked on 4/18/2017 by Tanya from CO

                    10 answers

                    • A:

                      I think it could if you are crafty

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by sandybond1969 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes it has spots in the back to hang on the wall. You will probably need a longer hose. Any hose will connect to it.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by mtorrance from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by sueiolson55 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes. I hung it on a wall.
                      Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by fkomar from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes. And it would be much more stable mounted on a wall rather than on the cart.
                      The back of the unit has two keyhole type mounts (above and below each other) that you would use to mount the unit on a wall.
                      Sent from my iPad

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by pokeysgt19 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes that is how we mounted one of our units.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by myf-150 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes the unit can be hung. We love our unit. Works great!
                      Cindy

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by tcwhitehouse from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Yes it can. It comes with a wall mount and screws.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 4/18/2017 by ezfam from undisclosed
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, you can mount the unit to the wall.

                      Answered on 4/19/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                    • A:

                      Yes it can.

                      Answered on 4/19/2017 by brianahaak from undisclosed
                  • Q:

                    I used my Insta Hot machine all last spring and summer. When I tried to use it a couple of months later, the water doesn't heat. The ignition clicks and I can hear it light and it has plenty of propane, but the water doesn't heat. The vent at the top still gets hot. I can't figure it out. Also, where can I find an online copy of the users manual?
                    Asked on 3/27/2017 by Peggy from KY

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      I have not experienced that problem as far as an online copy of the manual I would guess somewhere on the internet there has to be one otherwise maybe look up the makers and contact them? Sorry I couldn't be much help. I would try a plumber or a fix it man as that who I used to install mine and he's been able to change out couplings that make it a little more solid.

                      Answered on 3/27/2017 by lrouns93 from undisclosed
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact customer service at 800-365-1311. They will be able to work through the problem and mail you a copy of the user manual.

                      Answered on 3/28/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System with Cart & Basket

                    Q:

                    Is the spray strong enough? Could you hook a pressure washer up to it? Is there a dispenser to add soap to it and be able to spray the soap through the nozzle?
                    Asked on 3/1/2017 by Joansie from Sunnyvale, CA

                    7 answers

                    • A:

                      I find that the pressure is ok takes longer to get soap off but at least the water is warm. If you don't mind adding a few more minutes to your bath time then it's a great product if your looking for a quick bath then I would find something else with better pressure. Pressure washer I wouldn't but then again perhaps call the company as they would be better advisors for that. As far as attachments there is a twist metal nozzle that you can't attach anything to but you probably could try and fit something on the hose after removing the original nozzle or use a similar hose that is more compatible for switching nozzles. There is no place for soap unless u got a different hose and we those spray on soap products.

                      Answered on 3/1/2017 by lrouns93 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      I haven't used it yet so I am not sure on the water pressure. As for the soap dispenser, I guess you could put on on the end of the hose before the end nozzle.  It does not have a separate area for soap like a pressure washer does.  As for hooking a pressure washer to it, the hose coming from the heater probably could be hooked to a pressure washer, but not sure if the heater could keep up with the demand of the pressure washer.  I did not buy it for that, but for washing cattle, horses, and dogs during cold and cool weather.

                      Answered on 3/2/2017 by sueiolson55 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      The spray is strong enough for horses. I wouldn't hook up a pressure washer as that would be very hard on the horses skin, there is mot a dispenser to add soap to it, but you can put a product like the horse wash that comes in a bottle to connect up before the spray nozzle. Warning: do not leave this out in below freezing temps, even drained as it will break the coils.
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 3/2/2017 by ritaandthreeboys from undisclosed
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The sprayer is strong enough for use on livestock, dogs, horses. We don't suggest hooking it up to a pressure washer since the water would get cold before it came out the pressure washer. There is no dispenser to add soap.

                      Answered on 3/2/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                    • A:

                      The spray is equivalent to your hose pressure. Which is generally sufficient to bathe a horse. It is not designed to use as a pressure washer. There is no soap injection.
                      We have several of these units in each one of our barns. They heat well and and are economical as far as propane consumption.

                      Answered on 3/3/2017 by myf-150 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      The spray is equivalent to your hose pressure. Which is generally sufficient to bathe a horse. It is not designed to use as a pressure washer. There is no soap injection.
                      We have several of these units in each one of our barns. They heat well and and are economical as far as propane consumption.

                      Answered on 3/3/2017 by myf-150 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Have not used mine yet so not sure about the first n second question. There is not a place to put soap in but you could easily a add one of those dispenses to use. Let me know if you get an answer to the second question. Curious about that myself.
                      Glenna
                      Sent from my iPad

                      Answered on 3/9/2017 by glennawhite1234 from undisclosed
                  • Q:

                    How can I get a replacement piece. I lost the little bronze stopper off the bottom that drains the unit of water? I called the customer service line and left a message but they have yet to call me back.
                    Asked on 2/27/2017 by Jackie from Kentucky

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      You can contact Eco-Temp which is the manufacturer of the Insta Hot. Their customer service is 866-356-1992. They will be able to get you a replacement piece.

                      Answered on 2/27/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • Q:

                    I have only used this twice to give my dogs a bath and each time it will not stay hot. In order to get warm water again I have to turn the nozzle completely off and back on again. I have tried two different water sources with the same problem. It's very frustrating and irritating to have to keep one hand in the water to monitor temperature. This is a brand new unit. Any help would be appreciated.
                    Asked on 2/10/2017 by Tiffany from Pioneer, la

                    8 answers

                    • A:

                      Mine does this too when the batteries need to be replaced. Try that first.
                      Also make sure that your water pressure knob and water temp knob are all
                      the way open as well as the propane tank knob. Hope this helps!
                      Kadra Dunlap

                      Answered on 2/10/2017 by hardlucklivestock from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      I have the exact same problem with new unit. Some times I turn it off and on several times and it doesn't always come
                      Back on warm. Very frustrating for water to go cold after horse or dog is already soapy. Just have to rinse cold. I wish I had just spent the money to put in a hot water heater. I would return if I could
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 2/13/2017 by dgantt4025 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Sounds like the pilot light is going out. This happens to me if it is breezy in my barn. The breeze blows the flame out and then I have to restart the unit.  You might also check to make sure that the propane supply is working correctly. You can do this by hooking the supply line and tank up to a gas grill. If it's going out and not due to a breeze, I would return and exchange the unit for a new one. I just bought my second unit and couldn't get it to work for anything. I returned it to Schneiders and they sent a new one within a few days which worked perfectly.  Great customer service. 
                      Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

                      Answered on 2/10/2017 by fkomar from undisclosed
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact customer service at 800-365-1311. They will be able to help you with this issue.

                      Answered on 2/13/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                    • A:

                      Can you see the flame in the three little tear drop window on the left front? I have two of these units at booth of our barns. The only time temperature is not consistent
                      is when propane is low. You will see very little flame in the window. Hope this helps.

                      Answered on 2/10/2017 by myf-150 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Glad to know I'm not the only one!! Yes I had this problem. I had mine mounted to the wall of the wash rack and despite a clear day it seemed that just someone breathing heavy around it the pilot light would go out. I had some metal panels made (old road signs) and placed on the sides. That worked for a while but still would go out therefore an additional panel was needed across the front linking the two sides essentially creating a cover around it to protect it from the wind. That seems to work well and we will c how that goes. Seems like the more protection from the wind the better! Good luck!

                      Answered on 2/12/2017 by lrouns93 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      Hello,
                      I had a problem connecting the regular water hose to the input pipe - I had
                      to buy an adapter. (I used the adapter that came with it for the outgoing
                      hose.) I only used it once to wash my horse. The water stayed hot. I
                      suspect the reason it comes with the hose for spraying is that it is a
                      narrower hose, less flow, and that means the water is running through it
                      slowly enough to warm up. I know one other person who had one in her barn
                      for years; I do not know of any problems.
                      Perhaps there is something defective about that specific unit?
                      Good luck.
                      Jane
                      Jane Pipkin

                      Answered on 2/14/2017 by janepipkin10 from undisclosed
                    • A:

                      I am having the same problem. Did you get an answer to the issue?

                      Answered on 2/18/2017 by dgantt from Georgia
                  • Q:

                    My husband gave me the Insta-Hot unit for Christmas and I was thrilled. Although I didn't need to wash horses, I did have nasty blankets so lined them up on the panel fencing to wash with hot water during the unusually mild weather last week. The connections leak a lot but the water warms up 35 degrees on the highest heat/lowest water level. The main problem is that the heater shuts off every 50 to 60 seconds and I had to turn the water off and then on every time. What is the problem? My husband tightened all connections as much as he dared and was not able to eliminate leaks.
                    Asked on 1/6/2017 by Cathy from Oklahoma

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      If you are using a gun type sprayer it will go on and off. Which makes the system turn on and off. You will need to get a spray that continuously sprays. If you have any more questions please contact customer service at 800-365-1311

                      Answered on 1/11/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • Q:

                    Where can I get parts? The brass valve that screws in at the bottom to drain fell out.
                    Asked on 11/23/2016 by Trisha

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact customer service and they will be able to help you. 800-365-1311.

                      Answered on 12/6/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                  Do you have a question about this product? 

                  Insta Hot Model Comparison

                  You May Also Like