Home & Garden Home Haier WasH2O, the Detergent-Free Washing Machine By Collin Dunn Managing Editor Pacific Lutheran University BA, English Colin Dunn is a writer and former managing editor of TreeHugger. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Collin Dunn Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Natural Cleaning Pest Control DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism Sustainable Eating TreeHugger is always on the lookout for ways to cut back on the resources and stuff we need to get by on a day-to-day basis, and it doesn't get much more routine than laundry. We've seen some good green options in the past -- LG's steam machine and Bosch's Nexxt Washer are a few water-sippers out there, and Sanyo's Aqua washer uses ozone to wash -- but the Haier WasH20 cuts out the detergent and washes with a common chemical substance called dihydrogen monoxide. It breaks down the substance into OH- and H+ ions; OH- acts as the cleaning agent by attracting and retaining stains while the H+ ions sterilizes the clothes. It's currently available in France for a shade less than a grand; could we see a jump stateside soon?