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Caring and Cleaning Down Comforters

Caring and Cleaning Your Down Comforter

When your down comforter arrives, unpack it to activate the down by shaking the down comforter vigorously for a few minutes to encourage lofting. Full lofting of your down comforter will occur over the next 24 hours. When using your down comforter, your body heat will continue to enable more lofting to take place. For continual down lofting, shake your down comforter weekly. Protecting your down quilt is very important as it extends the life of your duvet. Duvet covers ensure your quilt remains clean.

Protect Your Down Duvet by Purchasing A Down Cover
Down Covers for Duvet Quilts Oversize King Down Cover 108 x 94

King Down Cover
104 x 86

Oversize Queen Down Cover 90 x 94

Queen Down Cover
86 x 86

Full Down Cover 76 x 86

Twin Down Cover 68 x 86

Caring for your down comforter is important as it will prolong the life of the down comforter and eliminate the need for frequent cleaning. When receiving your down comforter, it is important to cover it with a duvet cover to protect it from daily wear. This cover will also assist in keeping the comforter clean. When washing or changing the duvet cover, turn the down comforter. This will ensure even wear. It is also important to periodically air out your down comforter. This can also be done when changing or washing your duvet cover. Airing freshens your down comforter, and optimizes the insulating properties of the down.

Cleaning Your Down Comforters

Our manufactures recommend professionally dry cleaning your down comforters when they become soiled. Small spots or stains can be removed from your down comforter by spot cleaning. Use a non-detergent solution (ex. zero, woolite) diluted with some water. Shift the down away from the soiled area, and then use a small amount of the cleaning solution on the spot. Rub the fabric to loosen and lift the stain. Rinse using a small amount of water and then squeeze the excess moisture first with your hands and then with a dry towel. This area can then be air dried or a hair drier can be used to completely dry the spot.

Our down comforters should not require more than a wash every 5 to 10 years, and with careful use may never require washing. If you decide to wash your down comforter, you can launder it in a washing machine. Consider replacing your down comforter after 10 years of continuous use or if your down comforter becomes extremely soiled by following these links: Supersize/Oversize Down Comforters, Oversize King Down Comforters, King Size Down Comforters, Oversize Queen Down Comforters, Queen Size Down Comforters, Full/Double Size Down Comforters, Twin Size Down Comforters, and Kids/Baby Down Comforters, A large down comforter will require a commercial (larger tub) size front load machine, and a small down comforter can be washed in a domestic (smaller tub) front load washing machine. Fill the washing machine wiht the largest amount of cold water. Set the washer on a gentle or delicate cycle adding non-detergent liquid soap ( ex. zero, woolite, Norwex). Allow the non-detergent liquid soap to dilute, and then submerge the down comforter into the cool water spreading the down comforter evenly in the tub of the washing machine. Allow the cycle to complete. Place the down comforter through a second rinse cycle using cold water. This will remove any soap residue. Allow the rinse cycle to complete. Do not use a fabric softener.

How do I dry my down comforter once it has been washed?

Drying the down comforter after it has been washed is very important and also very time consuming as this step has to be done correctly. Place the down comforter into a dryer at the lowest possible heat setting (no warmer than a cool setting). Do not use heat as this will shrink the shell of the down comforter and also harm the down. Remove the down comforter frequently from the dryer and shake it. Continue to tumble the down comforter at the lowest possible heat setting (cool setting). Check the down comforter frequently, taking it out and shaking it frequently so as to dry the down evenly. If the down comforter is bunching to one side of the dryer add white towels to the dryer. This will prevent the down comforter form bunching and the towels will wick moisture form the down. The down comforter can be removed from the drier and hung to air dry. A down comforter must be completely dry before being used as a moist down comforter could lead to mildew or mold in the down.