How to wash a bamboo blanket in a washing machine and which products are preferable to use? Some manufacturers do not impose any special requirements on this procedure, while others, on the contrary, strongly recommend adhering to a certain temperature regime, schedule and intensity of washing and drying conditions for products. We tried to combine all the recommendations and answer the question of how to wash a bamboo blanket most accurately.
What is bamboo filler and why is it valuable?
One of the most popular filler options for bedding today is bamboo fiber. This is the result of the processing of absolutely natural raw materials — bamboo stalks grown in the natural environment without the use of fertilizers and growth stimulants. This determines its high environmental friendliness and availability.
Bamboo fiber resembles high-quality fine wool — long thin rounded “hairs” are very soft and elastic at the same time, they do not cause discomfort even with intensive use. In addition, this material is not a favorable environment for the development and reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms that can cause allergic reactions. Moreover, it is bamboo that is considered one of the most powerful plant antimicrobial agents.
Such blankets and pillows do not “suffocate” over time and do not cake, as the fibers have a porous structure that is perfectly ventilated without the use of special technologies or means. By the way, due to the structure of the filler, all products made from it are very light, have excellent moisture and thermoregulation, and the prices for bamboo blankets are sometimes much more affordable than for high-quality synthetic models.
Additional advantages of this material can be called the fact that it does not accumulate static electricity, which means that it practically does not attract and does not hold dust particles.
Rules for washing in a washing machine
Despite the fact that most fillers are not recommended to be washed in a washing machine due to the complete loss of the original characteristics of the product, bamboo is not one of them. It is not only possible to wash it in a typewriter, but it is also necessary.
Washing a bamboo blanket in the washing machine is one of the easiest ways to care for this type of bedding. If you do not know how to wash a duvet with bamboo filling, use our tips:
despite the high wear resistance of things made of bamboo, it is worth choosing only a gentle or delicate mode;
do not use water hotter than 40 degrees Celsius;
after washing with the use of mild detergents, preferably liquid or gel-like (for downy products), it is necessary to thoroughly rinse the blanket twice;
It is possible to outlive the product in the car, but at the same time, the intensity of the centrifuge should not exceed 800 rpm.
do not be afraid of frequent washings, a bamboo blanket can withstand up to five thousand cycles, retaining its original appearance.
Step by step, this process looks like this:
Check the integrity of the fabric covers in which the filler is located, if there are damages, they must be sewn up before washing.
Gently fold the blanket into a strip that is the same width as your washing machine drum.
A blanket folded in this way must be rolled into a sufficiently dense roll, otherwise it simply does not fit in the drum. Then the roll is laid inside.
The powder and bleach trays should not contain any residues of aggressive detergents that can damage the color and texture of the fabric.
After pouring a special agent and choosing a gentle mode, you can start washing.
Don’t forget the double rinse!
It happens that the drum is simply not able to accommodate even a tightly folded blanket. Then the only way to put the product in order is the manual method. Washing bamboo blankets in this way gives almost the same result, however, it takes more physical effort and time.
Instead of the drum of the automatic machine, in this case there will be a bath in which you need to draw warm water and pour in a mild detergent.
Naturally, neither intensively wrinkling nor twisting blankets is recommended, wet fibers can be deformed, which will lead to a loss of appearance and quality of products.
It is best to simply let the thoroughly rinsed blanket drain, and then carefully lay it out on a horizontal surface, first smoothing out any irregularities.
How to dry a bamboo blanket?
Did you manage to wash the bamboo blanket well? Do not rush to rejoice. It still needs to be dried properly without damaging the contents of the case. Drying bamboo bedding has its own characteristics:
Dry them on a flat horizontal surface. To dry one blanket for a double bed, you will have to free up a fairly large space.
During drying, it is recommended to turn and fluff the blanket in order to straighten its contents and speed up the process. At the same time, you will have to ventilate the blanket in this way at least once every three hours.
It is desirable that there is a draft in the room where the product is dried. Simply put, you need to provide access to fresh air.
If after washing you do not plan to use the blanket for some time, it is best to put it away, first putting it in a cotton bag.