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According to the Magnetic Laundry site, magnets can be used instead of detergent to clean laundry!

Those laundry cleaning magnets

For a "scientific" explanation, their video states:

These magnets work at an atomic level to lower the surface tension of the water doing naturally what a detergent does chemically.

To me this seems complete nonsense. And yet they get very positive reviews on Amazon!

Do these magnets work?

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    chem1.com/CQ/magscams.html#MLA – DavePhD Apr 15 '16 at 10:42
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    Can anyone read this? connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/67361167/… – Oddthinking Apr 15 '16 at 12:41
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    Cloth "smells like grass" when cleaned with Laundry Magnetic System -wmbfnews.com/story/10397252/… and more on the customer feedback here-examiner.com/article/magnetic-laundry-system-vs-detergent. – pericles316 Apr 15 '16 at 14:10
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    The truth is that you can leave out the detergent many times when washing clothes and still have them come out clean. There's always some detergent left over in the machine, and it really doesn't take much for clothes worn and washed as most people do - wear it today in the office, chuck it in the wash. If you've got truly dirty clothes (the pants you wore while mucking out a cow barn, for example) then you will need detergent, and the magnets won't help at all. Not that the magnets help anyway, its just the left over detergent and the clothes not really needing much washing. – JRE Apr 15 '16 at 14:36
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    Yeah, I myself am a bit surprised at the number and proportion of five-stars it's got on Amazon. – iamnotmaynard Apr 15 '16 at 21:34

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