THE CLAIM Do your laundrywithout detergent. The Ecowasbal filled with ceramic beads creates ions that release the grime. It works with any type of fabric and lasts 1,000 cycles.
THE EXPERT SAYS Washing machines are one of the biggest water users in a home, especially if you run an extra rinse cycle after using too much detergent.
OUR VERDICT It doesn't have the stain-fighting ability of a liquid soap, but our clothes felt and smelled refreshed.
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Greenhabits Amsterdam Ecowasbal, $38; thefutureperfect.com.Read MoreLess