The GentleWasher was a hand-powered washer that could wash 12 T-shirts or eight dresses at once while using only 4.7 gallons of water – which is much more efficient than an older washer that would use 40 gallons or even an Energy Star model that would use 13 gallons.

The GentleWasher was good for the environment by not using electricity OR overconsuming water. It was also kind to your clothes and promised to never damage even your most delicate items. Their tag line was “Think heavy duty meets hand wash”.


The GentleWasher retailed for $269. Unfortunately, even though it was a great product & got lots of good reviews, the company went out of business in 2019.