How large should a washer be to wash a king-size down comforter?
Credit:Cultura RM/Angela CappettaCollection Mix: SubjectsGetty Images
Q:

How large should a washer be to wash a king-size down comforter?

A:

Quick Answer

For a washer to clean a king-size comforter comfortably, it needs a load capacity of 3.8 cubic feet or more. Conventional front-loading washers are a better choice for large items such as comforters, because they can handle larger loads than top-loading machines.

 Know More

Full Answer

Front-loading washers are similar in design to commercial washers found at laundromats. These washers clean clothes using gravitational pull, which forces sudsy water through the fibers of clothing, sheets and comforters. Front-load washers also get higher marks for energy efficiency than conventional top-loading washers. In addition, these washers clean items gently while using half the amount of water of conventional machines.

Learn more about Washers & Dryers

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What size washer and dryer do you need to clean a king-size comforter?

    A:

    Washing and drying a king-size comforter, which weighs up to 14 pounds, requires a washer capacity of at least 3.8 cubic feet and a dryer capacity of at least 7 cubic feet. Front-loading washers, which can be packed tightly, are built to handle the bulkiest loads.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What washer has the largest capacity?

    A:

    As of 2014, Samsung manufactures several washers with 5.6 cubic feet of capacity, which is currently the largest capacity available. Depending on the exact model, these machines weigh approximately 170 to 270 pounds. The Samsung WA56H9000AP washer, tested by Consumer Reports, holds approximately 28 to 32 pounds of laundry.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you stack a washer and dryer?

    A:

    Stack a front-loading washer and dryer by ensuring the washer is level, removing the feet from the dryer, installing foam adhesive strips on the dryer, lifting the dryer on top of the washer and connecting the two appliances. Connect the vents, electrical cords and gas line to complete the job.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an apartment-sized washer and dryer?

    A:

    Portable washers and dryers are ideal for apartments because they are smaller in overall size than standard washers and dryers. They also have a smaller laundry capacity than standard-sized washer-dryers, but get clothing just as clean. Haier, Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Danby are some of the top-rated portable washing machines.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore