4 Precautions for Cleaning Machine Washable Blankets

4 Precautions for Cleaning Machine Washable Blankets

Summary

Machine washable blankets can be washed directly in the washing machine, but there are still some things we need to pay attention to in the process. This article will specifically introduce four precautions for cleaning machine washable blankets.

 four precautions for cleaning machine washable knitted blankets

Machine washable blankets can be cleaned directly in the washing machine after pre-washing, which saves our time and effort. But if we don't do it properly, it will damage the fiber of the knitted carpet to a certain extent, thus affecting its service life. The following are four precautions for cleaning machine washable knitted blankets.

1. Pre-treat machine washable blankets before washing

Inspect your knitted blanket in a good light to identify stains and then pre-treat them. If you neglect this step, you could end up with a permanent stain on your throw. Whether you use a commercial laundry stain treatment or other stain-fighting options, the key is to leave the stain remover on for at least 10 minutes to break down and loosen the stain.

After letting the solution work for at least 10 minutes, gently dab the area with a paper towel to lift away the cleaner and the stain. Your goal is to remove as much of the stain as possible without rubbing it in. If you do this right, your washer will take care of the rest. Keep in mind that tougher stains may need to sit for 20 or 30 minutes before washing for best results.

2. Wash machine washable blankets according to the label

Don’t overdo it with detergent or softener, because too much can break down your blanket faster. You can wash it inside a large net laundry bag to prevent it from stretching and snagging.
To save time and energy, wash hand-knit blankets with similar fabrics and colors together. Most labels advise washing in warm or cold water only and recommend using the most gentle wash cycle. In most cases, traditional laundry detergent will get the job done. Never use detergents with bleach, they can discolor fabrics and decrease their softness. You should also avoid fabric softeners, which may create a buildup that gives your blanket a scratchy or sticky feel.

3. Chunky knit blankets need special care

The best way to wash a large chunky knit blanket will depend on its design, type of fabric, and filler. You can wash most blankets weighing up to 20 pounds in your washer on a gentle cycle with cold water. Anything heavier should be washed at a laundromat using a commercial washer. You can dry most chunky knit blankets in your dryer on low heat or you can let them air dry.
Because wool blankets naturally repel dirt, stains, and odors, you typically need to wash them only a few times each year. Between washes, you can freshen up a wool throw blanket by shaking it out and brushing it. Use a soft-bristled fabric brush and brush in one direction to prevent damage to the fabric fibers. 

Never dry a wool knit blanket in a clothes dryer to avoid damage to fibers that can cause shrinkage and a scratchy feel. Instead, remove excess moisture by rolling the throw in a towel and gently squeezing out the water, followed by laying it flat or line-drying it. If you’re drying your wool throw outside, avoid direct sunlight, which can cause colors to fade.

4. You can use your dryer — if you’re careful

If you have a dryer without a moisture sensor, you should dry your knitted blanket on low heat and remove it before it’s fully dry instead. Check on your throw every 20 minutes and take it out of the dryer when it’s about 80 percent dry. Air drying it towards the end will safeguard your blanket from shrinkage and over-drying (which can harshen fibers and make your throw less comfy).

It must be completely dry before you fold it up or store it. Once your hand-knit blanket is clean and dry, you can fold it up with a dryer sheet or two.

You should always check the labels on your machine-washable blankets before washing or drying, wash them regularly.

The emergence of machine-washable blankets has helped us solve a lot of troubles in cleaning knitted blankets, and can avoid the shortened service life of many ordinary blankets due to machine washing. If you want to know more information related to machine wash blankets after reviewing the above content, you can contact us for more detailed solutions. At the same time, our machine washable blankets are made of the highest quality materials, which can achieve very good machine wash effects.

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