J.B. asks from Odessa, MO on June 01, 2008
A.K. answers from St. Louis on June 02, 2008
This may not be the correct thing to do, but I wash mine in the washing machine. You just have to have the patience to dry it really well or it will smell funky until it dries completely.
S.D. answers from Topeka on June 02, 2008
Have you looked on the tag it should have cleaning instructions, all blanket's and comforter's are different to clean.It may need to go to the cleaner's
C.S. answers from Kansas City on June 02, 2008
i used to spend the money to send ours out to be drycleaned, but a friend recently told me that I could wash it...our 3 yr. old is known to have accidents while sleeping. So, I tried washing it in the washer and dryer...works great! You just need to be aware if the size will fit in your washer and dryer or not. Good luck!
K.W. answers from St. Louis on June 02, 2008
I wash mine all the time, keep an eye on it when it is in the dryer.
K.P. answers from Wichita on June 03, 2008
I wash mine (King) all the time the place where I bought it from said not to use fabric softner. (after reading some responds I think that I will try the fabric sheets, the liquid I think is the problem with the fluff) I tell you though it takes several hours in the dryer and lots of taking it out and reversing it to get it completely dry. I made the mistake of washing it late in the day and it was not dry by bed time. (It took 3-4 hours to dry) I have not heard of tennis balls I will try that too!
E.M. answers from Lawrence on June 02, 2008
I wash ours and haven't had a problem. I dry it on the gentle air dry cycle and it takes a while. If its a sunny day, hang it out to dry and put it in the dryer to get the last bit of dampness out and soften it up.
R.D. answers from Wichita on June 02, 2008
I used to work at a high-end bedding store. You should clean it because dust mites can build up (same as in your pillows). Dust mites feed off of dead skin cells and leave lots of waste (yuck!). You may need to go to a laundramat and use a front end load washer. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets as the chemicals will cause the down to mat together instead of being nice and fluffy. You may also want to stick a few tennis balls or canvas tennis shoes into the dryer to fluff the comforter while it is drying. I hope this helps!
M.P. answers from St. Louis on June 02, 2008
Take your comforter to the laundromat, wash the comforter in cold water and and dry with a tennis ball or two in the dryer. I use Woolite soap and Downey Lavendar and Vanilla fabric softener in the wash and 2 Downey Lavendar and Vanilla sheets in the dryer. I've washed mine before and this is the only way to keep the feathers from getting the musty smell (after having to dispose of a down comforter once before).
D.H. answers from Kansas City on June 02, 2008
If you don't still have the tag, but remember where you purchased it from, go online and check out the washing instructions. We had one we washed in a large washer at the laundry and then dried there also. But you don't want to ruin it either. Good luck and God Bless.