How does Martha Stewart clean a down comforter?
Set the machine to the gentlest cycle, using warm water; add a small amount of a mild liquid detergent (powder detergent may leave a residue), then fill the tub loosely with your pillows.
Can you put a goose down comforter in the washing machine?
Goose-down comforters can be quite expensive compared to synthetic, and they require special care to prevent clumping and flattening. Goose-down comforters are typically machine-washable, but they must be rinsed and dried thoroughly to restore loft and prevent mold or mildew growth.
Can I machine wash a down comforter?
With the right supplies and equipment, most down comforters can be cleaned in a washing machine (down itself it washable; it’s the comforter casing that can shrink and stretch). But if the care instructions on yours say dry-clean only, take the item to a professional.
How do I keep my down comforter clean?
When you load your comforter into the machine, add a mild laundry detergent. Use warm water and a delicate cycle; hot or cold water can damage the down. Try to submerge the comforter as completely as possible into the water. If your comforter is white, feel free to add bleach.