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Washing duvet covers that swallow everything else!

(14 Posts)
BluebellGran Mon 12-Aug-19 17:18:44

Is there a scientific reason why a duvet cover in a washing machine or tumble dryer ends up containing the other clothes and bedding if you don’t button up the flap? Just asking.....

Gonegirl Mon 12-Aug-19 17:21:12

Odd isn't it. confused

blossom14 Mon 12-Aug-19 17:53:01

My new washing machine does this even though I close the flaps I think it is because it is an integrated model and appears to have a shallow drum. My old NEFF did not do this, I find it very irritating, in fact I find all the programming on it very annoying it feels as though there is a robot inside taking charge.

Moan over!

Septimia Mon 12-Aug-19 18:06:39

Always partly do up my duvet covers because I got fed up with retrieving everything from inside!

aggie Mon 12-Aug-19 18:11:37

I am tempted to put everything into the duvet cover to see if it spits them out ;)

FarNorth Tue 13-Aug-19 19:37:31

Just do up the middle button / fastening.

annodomini Tue 13-Aug-19 20:15:20

Oh, you've just made me realise that I've put my duvet cover in the wash today unbuttoned!

M0nica Tue 13-Aug-19 20:20:22

I just shake the duvet over the laundry basket and it all falls out, why is it a problem?

RosieLeah Tue 13-Aug-19 21:05:18

Wash the duvet cover on its own. To be honest, unless you have a large machine, it won't get properly washed if it's in with a large load AND it should be on a hot wash.

BradfordLass72 Tue 13-Aug-19 21:25:48

If you keep a ribbon handy and tie it round the open end of the duvet, nothing can get in. Saves all the faff of doing up buttons.

Charleygirl5 Tue 13-Aug-19 21:26:07

I wash the bedding together but even so the bottom sheet and pillowcases find their way into the duvet cover if I do not button the cover.

jura2 Tue 13-Aug-19 21:27:50

ah well- not the end of the world lol. But I have not used a drier for many months ...

Pantglas1 Tue 13-Aug-19 21:29:02

Mine are king size and go in on their own hot wash, king size sheet and four pillow slips on another hot wash solves that particular problem.

Pittcity Tue 13-Aug-19 21:30:30

Mine balls up and causes the machine to walk across the room!