Washing and Cleaning Down Comforters

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Washing and Cleaning Down Comforters

Wash your goose down comforter occasionally to keep it fresh. The less you wash your down comforter, the longer it will last. Dry cleaning a down comforter is effective but expensive. When washing down comforters yourself, use a front loading washing machine. Use a laundry detergent without dyes, since dyes can stain your goose down comforter. Wash your down comforter in cold water and a small amount of detergent but do not use fabric softener.

   

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10/28/2006 7:08:09 AM
renee and curly said:

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4/25/2007 6:20:54 PM
Court said:

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6/19/2007 2:43:36 PM
Janet said:

I am going to try this. My duvet is very old and not baffle boxed but I figure I have nothing to lose and dry cleaning is VERY expensive. I let youinow how I make out.


6/20/2007 12:59:33 PM
Janet said:

Here's an update. I washed the comforter in an ordinary washing machine (no access to a laundromat), using cold water detergent and cold water. I had to check a few times and push the duvet down to make sure it was covered with water. I put it through the rinse cycle twice. I dried it with 4 clean tennis shoes for 100 minutes on the normal drying cycle and then hung it outdoors on the clothesline on a sunny windy day for 6 hours. The duvet has regained some loft and looks and smells great. Thanks for the tips- I am very pleased with the results


12/16/2008 11:19:10 AM
Tabatha said:

I would not recommend dry cleaning unless it has been suggested by the manufacturer.




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