Detergentless Haier WasH20 Washing Machine
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Detergentless Haier WasH20 Washing Machine

Haier WasH20 just came with a new and innovative washing machine, that can save you the money you spend on detergent or soap. The Haier WasH2O washing machine doesn’t use any detergents !!! This washing machine works by breaking water molecules into its OH- and H=+ ions components. OH- acts as the cleaning agent by attracting and retaining stains while the H+ ions sterilizes the clothes. If this new washing machine is so great I’m sure that in the next years everybody will want one. Until now this washing machine will be on sale in France for $957 around €699 soon. – Product Page

Via – Ohgizmo

84 comments

  • B Man August 1, 2007 at 00:59 AM Login to Reply →

    I want one. Oh I’m so ready for something like this. Its not that it’s $$$ to buy the darn detergent, it’s just that when I’m out I keep on forgetting to go to the store to pick up detergent, even if it is on the way home. I just want to “set it and forget it.”

  • nathan August 1, 2007 at 01:07 AM Login to Reply →

    soooo whats the energy star rating on this?

  • David August 1, 2007 at 01:13 AM Login to Reply →

    The most basic part of soap is hydroxide, but I can’t imagine how they would be able to create a washer that either wouldn’t need replacing of something every so often, even if a year, or would have to heat or use some sort of energy to charge the molecules. I’ll wait and see about this one…

  • Fallout911 August 1, 2007 at 02:32 AM Login to Reply →

    i can has Detergentless Haier WasH20 Washing Machine?

  • BILZ August 1, 2007 at 02:36 AM Login to Reply →

    I remember seeing something like this on a TV show like 10 years ago, I think the show was called Beyond tomorrow. I’m glad to finally see it coming to market.

  • sheasie August 1, 2007 at 02:40 AM Login to Reply →

    so, to save the environment, all you need to do is buy ANOTHER washing machine (manufactured in a coal-powered warehouse out of mined materials, petroleum-based compounds – only to shipped across the planet on ocean polluting barge)?! yay, i doing my part to help preserve the environment! ;)

  • Ben Baker August 1, 2007 at 02:43 AM Login to Reply →

    OMFG Thats amazing.. … it will be mine.

  • DavidGX August 1, 2007 at 02:49 AM Login to Reply →

    Looks awesome, sounds awesome, can’t wait to see one in person.

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  • creep August 1, 2007 at 02:56 AM Login to Reply →

    what will it do to my cat?

  • aaa August 1, 2007 at 02:57 AM Login to Reply →

    But will it blend?

  • Ita ibrahim August 1, 2007 at 03:10 AM Login to Reply →

    amazing

  • Chris August 1, 2007 at 03:13 AM Login to Reply →

    This is particularly interesting – I’d love to see how it actually performs in independent tests.

  • venki August 1, 2007 at 03:19 AM Login to Reply →

    wow…..interesting invention….
    hope this will make a revolution in washing segment…

  • klipseracer August 1, 2007 at 03:29 AM Login to Reply →

    Yay. I’d rather have a maid.

  • Entertained August 1, 2007 at 03:57 AM Login to Reply →

    Hah! So what happens if a pocket of H+ gets together and becomes ignited somehow – with tons of OH- around to suck up the reaction?

    Poof… oh crap, there go my clothes! :D

    Yeah, I know that probably wouldn’t happen but…

  • S. Lever August 1, 2007 at 04:03 AM Login to Reply →

    This has to be so cool, in fact you be able to save on pollution and perfume odours in sewage streams

  • Brent August 1, 2007 at 04:43 AM Login to Reply →

    Sounds awesome. I wonder if it works.

  • Thom Bouis, CSP August 1, 2007 at 04:49 AM Login to Reply →

    Great concept, just that “oxy” cleaning no matter whether added chemically or generated within, really doesn’t ever clean as well as all of the advertising hype. In fact, I have yet to have a satisfactory experience with chemically added “oxy” cleaning agents whether directly applied or added to the total washing solution.

    As for the free Hydrogen generated, product safety is a serious issue, the potential for entrapped H-gas accumulation and explosion/fire within the environment of an electrically powered appliance should be worrisome. Before bringing such an appliance into my home, I would want to see an intrinsically-safe fire-safety-rating with a mean time between failure rate of less than 1 in 100 million cycles.

    I do applaud the manufacturing for trying, its at least a step in the right direction whether its perfected yet or not. I would expect that adding a low-power pulse ultrasonic transducer would make a huge difference in the cleaning effectiveness while adding relatively little to the overall cost as “off-the-shelf” ultrasonic transducers are readily available and extremely low cost.

    Relatively few studies are available documenting the limitations and effectiveness of aqueous exposure to free Hydrogen ions in solution as a method of sterilization. Conversely, the effectiveness of “ozone” as a sterilization method for aqueous solutions is well known and is commonly used for large commercial aquariums such as the Baltimore Aquarium. Generating small amounts of ozone injected into an aqueous wash solution should be no challenge at all and a lot less fire and explosion risk to manage than generating free hydrogen in any quantity.

  • Jason August 1, 2007 at 05:18 AM Login to Reply →

    Excellent! And a very reasonable price tag. Ordinarily you’d see these inventions sell for thousands of dollars placing them outside of a normal household income. I’d love to have one of these.

  • Steve August 1, 2007 at 05:22 AM Login to Reply →

    I dunno, I think I’ll wait til a price drop

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  • hyundai parts August 1, 2007 at 07:06 AM Login to Reply →

    This is particularly interesting – I’d love to see how it actually performs in independent tests.

  • j gebhart August 1, 2007 at 07:30 AM Login to Reply →

    The detergentless washer I saw on Beyond Tomorrow was about 20 years ago (pre-1988). I think it was from a Japanese company and it worked on ultrasound and microbubbles. I remember them saying detergent makers were concerned about it and at least one company was trying to get the manufacturer to develop a “sweet smelling” additive to use with it. Regardless, it would be cool to see a detergentless washer come to market with an affordable price tag.

  • mieses August 1, 2007 at 08:08 AM Login to Reply →

    what happens if you put detergent in it?

  • aldehyde August 1, 2007 at 08:13 AM Login to Reply →

    “Entertained Aug 1st, 2007 at 3:57 am

    Hah! So what happens if a pocket of H+ gets together and becomes ignited somehow – with tons of OH- around to suck up the reaction?

    Poof… oh crap, there go my clothes! :D

    Yeah, I know that probably wouldn’t happen but…”

    You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

  • Smif August 1, 2007 at 08:35 AM Login to Reply →

    Just a curiosity point … Why does a machine which doesn’t need detergent to perform it’s cleaning functions require (apparently) two detergent trays ??

  • Eh August 1, 2007 at 10:58 AM Login to Reply →

    There are two cleaning trays. One for the Dihydrogen and the other for Oxide.

  • Game Designer August 1, 2007 at 11:16 AM Login to Reply →

    Interesting. Can’t wait to see it in action.

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  • Drew August 1, 2007 at 12:43 PM Login to Reply →

    But if it doesn’t use soap/detergent then will your clothes still smell like crap when you take them out?

  • Tez August 1, 2007 at 12:49 PM Login to Reply →

    Fire, yeah right, the small amount of OH- and H+ particles needed is small. The load isn’t made of JUST OH- and H+. Its diluted into GALLONS OF WATER!@# All you need is a small trickle to clean your clothes. It’d probably be so small that not even having water in there wouldn’t mean a fire. Use common sense and don’t post articles trying to sound scientific. The product will be tested and it won’t come to market if it becomes dangerous. Stop with the doom and gloom.

  • Robin Haswell August 1, 2007 at 12:58 PM Login to Reply →

    The fact that this thing probably works via electrolysis means its energy rating will be huge, and therefore overall probably terrible for the environment.

    I’m a bit confused about how it claims to work though. Liquid water partly breaks into H+ and OH- ions as standard (anyone remember pH levels?) confuses me about how its cleaning ability will be any better than water. Are they supplying more free electrons to increase the solvent ability of water? What about organic solutes? I’d love to see any machine make water dissolve oil without additives, personally.

    @Eh: I doubt that those are for “dihydrogen” and “oxide”, I hope you were joking. I’d say fabric softener & the like, or maybe just “it’s a mock-up”?

    @Entertained: I suggest you either go back to or complete high school before you discuss ionic chemistry online.

  • Fabio August 1, 2007 at 13:02 PM Login to Reply →

    i’m in ur lndry r00m

    washin’ yr cl0dz

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  • HappyCabbage August 1, 2007 at 13:18 PM Login to Reply →

    Four years ago I owned a Haier washing machine and it was total JUNK, got rid of it after a year and a half. Also, no supprise its being sold in France first because the French are known to use very little soap.

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  • Rimmer August 1, 2007 at 13:58 PM Login to Reply →

    So, what are those loading windows for?

  • Mike August 1, 2007 at 14:06 PM Login to Reply →

    H+ Ions in water have no real way to become “H2″ gas.. the stuff that burns… in a situation like this.

    You would need a pretty significant chemical reaction occurring in the wash cycle, consuming the OH- Ions without affecting the H+…

    H+ ions are what make what you call “Acid”. the fact that there is also equal numbers OH- ions in the water too makes the solution “neutral” in pH, but it may be pretty active chemically.

    if Hydroxide ions (0H-) are truly the most important part of laundry detergent (and other things to help suspend dirt/grease/etc are not really necessary), then this would work well. If you need the other stuff in Detergent, then I don’t think this would work very well, overall.

  • DamienKnight August 1, 2007 at 14:16 PM Login to Reply →

    This technology has been around for a long time. You can buy spheres that you put fabric softener in (because you have to have SOMETHING to make the clothes smell good) that use the same process to clean your clothes without detergent.

    My experience with it was less than exciting. If you use no chemicals at all, your clothes dont smell good when they come out. If you have to go out and buy fabric softener all the time, it defeats the purpose of not using detergent.

    This will -not- catch on.

  • Chemist August 1, 2007 at 14:24 PM Login to Reply →

    H+ ions are not going to combust and explode. That is what H2 does. However, H+ ions are the ‘active ingredient’ in a whole lot of acids. Hydrochloric Acid is H+ ions and Cl- ions. Let’s dip our clothes in acid!

  • Gian August 1, 2007 at 15:32 PM Login to Reply →

    Hah, can make Hidrogen boom out of it by collection the H+ :)

  • stupid invention August 1, 2007 at 16:23 PM Login to Reply →

    This will not work well if at all.
    Someone needs a chemistry lesson in detergents and how they work.
    This is just going to waste much more power, then normal washer, and give you poorly washed and possibly damaged clothes.

    you dont need a chemistry degree ( which i have) to figure this out this is just some cheezy gimmick to sell junk.

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  • Sam August 1, 2007 at 16:45 PM Login to Reply →

    Ahh.. the blue laundry disc is reborn! Someone please teach the new generation about “structured water.”

  • Jack Black August 1, 2007 at 17:48 PM Login to Reply →

    Yeh. This H+ and OH- ionic crap would technically be electrolysis.

    This thing won’t work. That OXY company a few years back had those detergent balls that did a similar thing with ‘ionizing’ water. CR tested them- they did nothing. You be better off buying front-load washer and using no detergent or organic detergent than thing.

  • Gizmodo August 1, 2007 at 18:12 PM Login to Reply →

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  • Washerguy August 1, 2007 at 18:59 PM Login to Reply →

    Marketing hype. The energy used to split a water molecule will quickly put this out of Energy Star range. Then having supremely explosive hydrogen gas around and extremely corrosive hydroxide around? Yeah, right…

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  • TexasBiggerThanFrance August 1, 2007 at 21:16 PM Login to Reply →

    Not one post about France’s aversion to soap???

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  • Washerguy August 2, 2007 at 14:36 PM Login to Reply →

    Yeah, throw in a couple of those laundry disks and a few of those laundry balls and you will have DAZZLING WHITES!

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  • St. John August 2, 2007 at 23:47 PM Login to Reply →

    It takes a LOT of energy to electrolyze water. Imagine the cost of simply running this thing…

  • Julie Jordan August 3, 2007 at 04:09 AM Login to Reply →

    I don’t know about this Haier process, but there is an add-on machine out there that allows you to keep your old washer. It’s cheaper by far than replacing the whole washing machine!!
    It uses no detergent, no fabric softener, no bleach and no hot water! Very definitely environmentally-friendly!!
    You can even use the discharge water to water your lawn, rather than filling up, and plugging up, your septic system or public sewer system — more environmentally-friendly news! Lots of other uses for the water!
    It uses ozone, UV and silver ions (no danger of explosions here) to clean the wash, kill the germs and leave clothes smelling fresh and clean. Many years ago, when dimes were made of silver, it was common for people to toss a few dimes in the wash to help with the cleaning process.
    I’ve had one for over a year and I will never use the store-bought laundry supplies again.
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  • Ishkiminibeebop August 4, 2007 at 02:00 AM Login to Reply →

    I have a detergentless washer right now.

    I put in the laundry, and start the washing cycle without putting in detergent. It works, specially when you’re not the sweaty type.

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  • lucas August 19, 2007 at 11:44 AM Login to Reply →

    what will happend with the detergent industry? colaps? =))

  • Bill Stedaso August 30, 2007 at 15:28 PM Login to Reply →

    Can I buy washing machine WasH20

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  • adamhornsby September 18, 2007 at 19:47 PM Login to Reply →

    What a load of crap, you cant wash clothes without detergent, if youre botherd about saving the environment use Ecover instead. Ermm, Haier, a distinct sniff of China about it, probs wouldnt last a day. Dont buy one, buy a decent brand like Miele or Asko instead.

    Haier and detergentless, my arse.

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  • MayISaySth August 22, 2008 at 18:38 PM Login to Reply →

    In the 60′s to 70′s no one said Japanese car would work in NA. Now, look at how “good” the NA big 3 are doing. If people are not open-minded, it is themselves not getting the benefit.
    People are so paranoid about Chinese products, but look at the food, Chinese food have no record of causing human death. Look at how many folks died due to the Maple Leaf Food listeria outbreak, and outbreak such as salmonella tomato, botulism carrot juice, E. coli, … all caused by North America companies.

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    Holy shit number 12 is incredible!

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  • Linda February 3, 2010 at 15:42 PM Login to Reply →

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  • Zach Smith March 31, 2010 at 01:39 AM Login to Reply →

    The front load washing machines today use virtually less detergent anyway. But the cost for high efficiency detergent is a bit pricey so this machine sounds really promising. It should be able to conserve more water and energy too. It does not need too much water to rinse soap suds. You don’t need to heat water as well in order to remove deep-seated stains. I think this is worth buying if you are after efficiency in a washer.

  • washer machines August 31, 2010 at 16:06 PM Login to Reply →

    wow no detergents in the wash – anyone used one of these and can comment on cleaning ability go ahead. This reminds me of zerox waterless washing machine, well it uses 90% less water than normal washers (good for enviroment and energy bill) …. imagine the next one , a waterless and detergentless washer …hehe.

  • Real estate Slovenia September 4, 2010 at 17:00 PM Login to Reply →

    Detergent is a big expense for my household and I hope I can get a more detailed review of this machine.