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Old 03-03-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Machine for me too. ' Hand wash only' items I wash on the delicate cycle.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Very rare that I hand-wash anything, although I will hand-wash scarves.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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The last time I hand washed something was when my great grandmother showed me how to use a washboard in the 1950s. Funny, I was just fondly remembering that the other day.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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OP is in Vietnam. Maybe the OPs fabrics are less resilient than what we're used to. Here even our "hand-wash only" will do okay on a gentle cycle in cool water.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I'm corresponding with a young lady in China and they wash their clothes by hand as well.

As a side note she did not know what a dishwasher was until I sent her a link to a picture and explained how it worked.

OP, never by hand. Almost unheard of (except for a select few items) in America. I also take some of my clothes to the dry cleaner as I do not iron.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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I only wash by hand the things that can't go in a machine ("delicates"), and I don't own many of these.
I would and do wash by hand, for my delicates. As it is I wont let anyone else do my stuff, Im real picky about how they get washed, what temps, what cycles, etc.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Vietnam
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- So most of you guys use washing machines. There are 9 members in my family, but most of them use washing machines. I hand-wash most of my clothing except the ones I wear at home. I hand-wash quite a lot because the clothing I use for work and hanging out, I usually spend a lot of time choosing and buying them at stores. I'm pretty picky when it comes to buying clothes. I just don't want the washing machine to damage my clothing. It has damaged my clothes a few times. I've had it for over 5 years. Maybe my washing machine sucks and maybe it's time I bought a new one
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Absolutely! I do wash selected clothing by hand. Usually stuff made of wool, cashmere, mohair, silk, satin, velvet, delicate fabrics with embroidery/lace, delicate lingerie, pantyhose, items labeled "dry clean" or "hand wash", top quality/expensive clothing that I would never wash in a machine.
I use clear hair shampoo or Woolite, and never ever dry anything in a dryer (I don't even have dryer - by choice), but roll in a towel, and lay it flat on a towel to dry, or air-dry on an outdoor clotheline in the Summer, or on an indoor rack in the Winter.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Sorry, the modern world uses a machine. Highly unlikely you could wash anything by hand better than the machine does it. They do not destroy clothes unless you use the wrong cycle or have a crappy machine. There's an awful lot of difference between where we live and where you live. [Snip.]
Hand-washing and machine washing, even on the gentle cycle are different. The agitation on the gentle cycle may stretch, snag or pull fabrics. A front load machine will have less agitation, but regardless, hand-washing is not equivalent to your delicate cycle.
I am just too careful with my "extra care" clothing and will not take that risk.

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Old 03-04-2015, 05:36 AM
 
Location: SW France
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I'll just add my cent's worth.

I found that top loaders did more to harm clothes than front loaders.

Front loaders are also more water efficient, and I suspect more energy efficient.

And yes, we do still wash the occasional delicate item by hand.
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