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Topic   Any way around dry clean only?

whitefire
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* 23-Dec-2012(#1)
My comforter is dry clean only and I always machine wash it. I don't pay attention to that. I do put tennis balls in with it through to "re-fluff" it so to speak. I use detergent and put it on delicate warm.

Edit: I tumble dry low.


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23-Dec-2012(#2)
Scion wrote:
> My GF got me a nice comforter for Christmas
> and I went to wash it and noticed it said
> "Dry Clean Only" on the tag. That seems like
> a huge hassle for something that should be
> cleaned fairly often.
>
> Is there any way around this? My washer and
> dryer has a Hand Wash/Wool "Int Ex Low" setting.
> Could I use that and just not add any detergent?
> \
>
> Its 100% Egyptian Cotton and the fill is
> 100% polyester
>
>

Yeah, you can wash & dry it. Using a top loader on it a lot is a bad idea. You can dry it on the normal temp.

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23-Dec-2012(#3)
whitefire wrote:
> My comforter is dry clean only and I always
> machine wash it.

That's what the dry cleaner does anyway. I worked in dry cleaners and later managed another. People would be surprised at all the stuff that gets washed even though it says DCO.


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23-Dec-2012(#4)
Miranda wrote:
> whitefire wrote:
>> My comforter is dry clean only and I always
>> machine wash it.
>
> That's what the dry cleaner does anyway. I worked in dry cleaners
> and later managed another. People would be surprised at all the stuff
> that gets washed even though it says DCO.
>
>

Yeah I'm not surprised. I always thought the dry cleaners was kind of a scam in most cases, or at the very least unnecessary. I also have a front loader, so I think you're right about the top loader comment.



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whitefire
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23-Dec-2012(#5)
Scion wrote:
> Miranda wrote:
>> Scion wrote:
> |>> My GF got me a nice comforter for Christmas
> |>> and I went to wash it and noticed it said
> |>> "Dry Clean Only" on the tag. That seems like
> |>> a huge hassle for something that should be
> |>> cleaned fairly often.
> |>>
> |>> Is there any way around this? My washer and
> |>> dryer has a Hand Wash/Wool "Int Ex Low" setting.
> |>> Could I use that and just not add any detergent?
> |>> \
> |>>
> |>> Its 100% Egyptian Cotton and the fill is
> |>> 100% polyester
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Yeah, you can wash & dry it. Using a top loader on it a
>> lot is a bad idea. You can dry it on the normal temp.
>>
>
> Is a top loader a bad idea because of the agitator? On Int Ex Low
> setting it doesnt even move.
>

I can answer this one as I used to sell washers and yes. If it doesn't move, how does it clean the comforter? Does it event fit in there easily? When it comes to comforters they won't wash well if it's a tight fit in a top loader.



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23-Dec-2012(#6)
Scion wrote:
> Miranda wrote:
>> Scion wrote:
> |>> My GF got me a nice comforter for Christmas
> |>> and I went to wash it and noticed it
> said
> |>> "Dry Clean Only" on the tag. That seems
> like
> |>> a huge hassle for something that should
> be
> |>> cleaned fairly often.
> |>>
> |>> Is there any way around this? My washer
> and
> |>> dryer has a Hand Wash/Wool "Int Ex Low"
> setting.
> |>> Could I use that and just not add any
> detergent?
> |>> \
> |>>
> |>> Its 100% Egyptian Cotton and the fill
> is
> |>> 100% polyester
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Yeah, you can wash & dry it. Using a top
> loader on it a
>> lot is a bad idea. You can dry it on
> the normal temp.
>>
>
> Is a top loader a bad idea because of the
> agitator? On Int Ex Low setting it doesnt
> even move.
>

Yeah, the agitator is hard on them. Especially, the stitching. I wouldn't do it often. Int Ex Low setting doesn't do a good job of cleaning something of that size. Those Woolite kits are worthless; BTW. You can use regular soap on those fabrics without any trouble. I find it extends the life of all our comforters to make the trip to the laundromat and use the front loading triple loaders. I dry them at home though. Like whitefire said; toss in some tennis balls.

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24-Dec-2012(#7)
Scion wrote:
>
> Would that work?
>
>

I haven't tried them before but I don't see why not. Seems like essentially the same thing.


whitefire
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24-Dec-2012(#8)
Scion wrote:
>
> Would that work?
>
>

I actually destroyed a comforter by using those. They tear can tear the outer fabric on the comforter. Tennis balls are much better. I think it's the little spikey looking deals on the balls that are the problem.

Also as a tip if you want to re-fluff and wash your pillows after they've flattened out you can wash/dry them with tennis balls as well and they fluff up like new.



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Topic   Any way around dry clean only?