Of course, if the clothing doesn't say "hand wash only" specifically, but is delicate, you can safely wash it in the gentle cycle, as Woolite says: It's often as gentle and effective as hand washing while the agitation of a regular washing cycle may be damaging.
Besides, what is the hand wash cycle on washing machine?
Your most delicate garments – such as those with sequins, embroidery, or prominent buttons – are other items requiring you to use your hand wash washing machine setting. Designed to imitate how clothes are washed in the sink, this setting has periods of gentle tumbling alternated with soaking in cold water.
What kind of soap do you use to hand wash clothes?
Hand washing delicates is actually pretty straightforward, once you have the instructions: Use a clean sink or other large basin filled with lukewarm water. Put in a few drops of mild detergent such as Woolite (Textere Silk also recommends Ivory Liquid soap or baby shampoo).
What does hand wash cycle means?
Sometimes there are more than one rinse and spin cycle to get clothes extra clean. Most washers have a regular (or normal, or cotton) cycle, a permanent press (also called colors) cycle and a delicate cycle. Some have a hand-wash cycle for ultra-delicate items and a bulky cycle for blankets or pillows.