Electric Eel Wheel Mini

Rated 4.79 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)


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The EEW Mini is a completely new kind of product for spinners.  This hand sized spinning wheel is portable, and designed using innovative manufacturing techniques making it much cheaper than any other treadle or electric spinning wheels on the market.  It is still a real spinning wheel that is a very much a useful tool for spinners.

This makes a great spinning wheel to learn on, to teach others with, or to use when traveling.  For more details go check out the getting started page.

This comes includes the EEW Mini spinning wheel, three bobbins, and a power supply.  It’s everything you need to get started spinning your fiber.  Each bobbin holds over an an ounce of fiber.

Note to orders outside North America. This device comes with a Type A/B power plug commonly used in North America.  The Mini supports a wide range of voltages so if you live elsewhere in the world you’ll just need to get a “travel power adapter”.  Online stores and likely your local stores should have these inexpensive converters that convert from a North America style plug to your local type of power plug.


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 4 in

19 reviews for Electric Eel Wheel Mini

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charlene lowe

    Great product. I am hoping to purchase one. I turn 50 in April is there anyway to find how far down I am on the waiting list? Thanks char

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie Oaks

    This wheel was a great purchase. There is extensive documentation on setup and use both on Youtube and Ravelry, and all questions I’ve had have already been answered. The wheel performs well when spinning – I was able to spin many kinds of wool with no problem. This wheel accommodates most middling speed/thickness needs – this can spin about the same range of yarns my Bluebonnet Bumblebee or JMS Cassandra can and for less than a quarter of the price. As the bobbins hold about one ounce, I highly recommend getting extra. (Or, 3d printing your own!) Don’t try to overstuff the bobbins, as this will make your wheel’s motor hot. I won’t be needing another electric wheel for a long, long time. Thank you for this incredible little wheel!!! 10/10 would highly recommend.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristy Klco

    I got my EEW Mini from its Kickstarter campaign, and I’ve had it for 10 days now. The first day I got it I could tell I will never regret this purchase! Straight out of the box it is quiet enough to spin while holding a conversation or watching tv, and it is made even quieter with a couple of minutes with some fine sandpaper. It is not silent, but after sanding its sound level is not at all bothersome, and the trade off of portability and foot free use more than make up for the small amount of white noise it makes. Its size and lightness mean that it can be packed with bobbins and fiber into a lunchbox sized container and taken along anywhere. I can’t wait to get a car adapter and battery pack, I foresee many car rides or even plain trips happily spinning away! The range of speed and ease of adjustment make spinning on this thing a dream. It is capable of spinning at a snails pace, perfect for a brand new person learning the basics of drafting, or its top speed easily handles the finest laceweight I’ve managed yet, and it has innumerable speeds in between! The bobbins are said to hold 1oz of fiber, but on my first spin I decided to put it to the test, and managed to pack on 1.9 oz. I haven’t used the longer driveband to change spin direction, and honestly might never try it, as I don’t foresee plying on this wheel personally, but it’s a nice option to have. P.S. the lack of an orifice hook is easily remedied by recycling the twist tie that wraps the power cord!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is my second Electric Eel wheel and I love it as much as my Eel 4. Spins great, isn’t very noisy and will be perfect for taking in our camper van for summer vacations. I really love the small size and yet spins just as well as the larger model.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maryann Vaughan

    I’ve spun 2 spools of BFL singles made for fingering weight finished yarn and it spun the fine singles with no problem. It is portable, fits in a paper lunch bag with battery pack, empty bobbins and a little fiber. It works well just sitting on a silicone potholder, doesn’t need to be weighted. The bobbin takeup is easily adjusted for spinning fine yarn. Supurb invention!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    So worth the wait – worked great right out of the box and is So Much Fun to use. Of course, now I want the EE5, too. Thank you for a great product; love the tutorials.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Wijkowski

    I got my wheel (I was #201) almost two weeks ago (the day before I left for a Spring Break vaca) and finally got to “play” with it this afternoon. Everything went just like the video said it would and I almost filled a bobbin. I can see it will be fun to pull out and spin a little every day and I can’t wait to take it to my different group gatherings to show it off! I’m sure several of my friends who did not get in on the Kickstarter will be signing up for when it finally becomes available for sale again! I’m in LOVE!!!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley Casteel

    I dabbled with drop spinning years and years ago, but this is my first real spinning wheel. Even though I’ve only had my EEW Mini for a week, I’m already a spinning addict. It’s so easy to use, and I love that it fits in a shoe box with all my other spinning supplies. I still need to work on balancing my twist, but I’ve had good results creating 2-ply skeins using the Andean technique. This little wheel is just wonderful in every way!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sabrina Hall

    I am so in love with my EEW mini! I have only used a drop spindle before and this wheel is amazing for getting started! I wish is that it was heavier! I struggle to spin because it so easily moves as I am drafting the fiber out. I also wish the reverse switch was something built into the wheel vs something that needed to be added.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Liz Jones

    I was gifted an EEW -Mini. It was such fun to just sit down and spin. I’ve never used an electric wheel before and I had a little anxiety that I would need to fiddle around until it and I were working together, but I just sat down and spun a whole bobbin. I have wanted a wheel I could travel with and have not wanted to trust any of my wheels to the airlines, now this one will pack easily in my suitcase and I will have it when I want it. Thanks so much for such a great little tool.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a delightful little espinner. It’s easy to use and not terribly noisy. The bobbin requires very little tension (the motor slows if there’s too much) and I can use it for a couple hours, at least. I get tired before my Mini does. The portability is great.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5


    My EEW Mini worked great right out of the box! I am using a mobile phone battery pack, under the rubber band, and it works perfectly for the ultimate in portable electric spinning. I just need more bobbins! I would have given it 5 stars, except that the sound level is a little high for my liking. I would have paid more to have a quieter motor. Next version? Also, fantastic customer support.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin Johnson

    Great, Small, Portable spinner. I got this to travel with so it needed to be small, portable and easy to use. WOW, it is all these and more. With the instructions we were given I can even use this when there is no power available making this spinner the Total travelers electric wheel.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dorothea Pierce

    I really love spinning on the mini! It’s not a toy, it’s a real, productive spinner. It’s not as noisy as I had been led to believe, and it’s not a high pitched whine, it’s low hum that I find very doable. It does’t interfere with conversations or with TV when spin. I really, really hope there will be a battery pack available at some point. Love this product, thank you!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Royce Cano

    I love this wheel. It is small but sturdy. The wheel has the rubber band that can be attached to something heavier like a book. But I find that even a nonslip surface can work. My favorite benefit that I didn’t anticipate is that it’s very easy on the hands. There is almost no pull and yet I can create a nice twist in my fiber. As everyone has said wonderful customer support. Very well thought out detailed links and explanations. Wish it had a longer cord but I don’t consider that a disadvantage because I’m not planning on using it. Just got my converter cable in the mail and will be using my phone battery pack.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Magiera

    I have been spinning on drop spindles for years because I could not afford a spinning wheel. This little wheel is wonderful. So affordable as a starter wheel. I love not having to worry about both drafting and treadling at the same time. It is quiet, portable, and so easy to use. I set it up and made perfect yarn right away. It is faster and doesnt wear out my hands like a spindle. Doesnt hold much, but good for very thin laceweight yarns, which is what I mostly make. I love it!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    J.M Lake-Berton

    I love my mini eel wheel! It is portable, a little work horse, and the bobbins hold a lot more than I ever could’ve imagined. I’m so happy that I got in on the pre-order and my only regret is that I didn’t get 2 wheels. I will definitely get another if another pre-order is ran. Thank you for the great product!

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    DIANE THOMSON (verified owner)

    Received my mini today in the mail, 2 days earlier than expected. Can’t wait to try it out. Just finished reading about getting started again and battery sources to make it more portable. I will check at my local electronic store for the parts needed. Only wish I had paid more attention when I ordered it and would have ordered the cable at that time.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janell Lane (verified owner)

    I absolutely love my Mini. I have named her Betsy. I love being able to take her to work and spin on my breaks as wells as knit. I did get a portable battery to plug her into and now I can take her everywhere. Including the North Country Fiber Fair this weekend! Highly recommend to everyone.

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