The general consensus is that duvets should be washed every two to three months. However, the head of testing at the Good Housekeeping Institute, Verity Mann, suggests duvets be washed every few months, or at least twice a year. The Fine Bedding Company recommends a six-monthly clean, or at least once a year.
How often should you wash your duvet cover?
once a week Depending on how close the duvet cover is to your body while you sleep (do you use a top sheet?) and how much general use it gets (are pets and kiddos crawling around on top?), we recommend washing your duvet cover once a week, possibly extending to every two weeks if a top sheet is used, says Batlin.
Can you wash a king size duvet?
Most king-size comforters can be washed using your washing machine and dried in a clothes dryer. If your comforter is too large for your machine or if it is made out of delicate materials, hand-wash it and let it air dry instead. Either way, your comforter will be fresh and clean in no time.
Can I tumble dry my duvet?
After the cycle, shake out the duvet while its damp to redistribute the filling evenly. Again check the care label, but drying a duvet as quickly as possible is advisable – in a tumble dryer for 45 minutes – or outside on a hot sunny day!
Will a super king duvet fit in a washing machine?
We recommend larger togs and sizes, e.g.13.5 tog king and superking size duvets, should be washed in a large capacity machine (the majority of modern washing machines now have a high capacity drum as standard). After the cycle, shake out the duvet while its damp to redistribute the filling evenly.
Can I dry a duvet in the dryer?
Once youve ensured there is no soap residue in your duvet, gently remove it from the washer and transfer it to an appropriate-sized dryer. Set the dryer to a low or air-dry setting and begin the drying process. To avoid using the dryer, you can also leave your duvet out to air dry on a clothesline or drying rack.