Since down comforters are filled with feathers, special care must be taken when washing them. Unless they are dirty, wash down comforters no more than once a year. To keep your down comforter from getting dirty, use a duvet cover and wash the duvet cover on a regular basis. If you need to wash your down comforter, follow the steps below.
The Golden Rules of Washing Pillows, Blankets, and Down
The Golden Rules of Washing Pillows, Blankets, and Down | Martha Stewart Living - Although some experts recommend professional dry-cleaning for down and other fluffy bedding items, it is generally safe to wash them, either in the machine on gentle cycle or by hand. Here are some nifty tips from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook" on how to keep your pillows and comforters looking like new.
You have a down comforter that has been serving you well, and now it's in need of a good washing. So, how want to know whether you can machine wash the comforter yourself at home or whether you should have it dry cleaned. First, to answer that...